PML-N, PML-Q name Bizenjo as joint candidate for Balochistan CM


QUETTA: Opposition parties and disgruntled PML-N members on Thursday nominated Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo as their join candidate for the Leader of House in Balochistan Assembly.

Addressing a joint press conference here, PML-N MPA Jan Mohammad Jamali said that Bizenjo would be the candidate for the vacant post of provincial chief minister.

“We will sumbit Bizenjo’s nomination papers on Friday,” Jamali added.

Bizenjo is being backed by 15 members of the PML-N and five PML-Q MPAs.

The Balochistan Assembly is to elect the new CM on Jan 13

Speaking on this occasion, Bizenjo thanked MPAs for recommending his name for the post of chief minister.

“I will try to live up to the expectation of the people of Balochistan,” he said.

To a question, he said he has great respect for former chief minister Sanaullah Zehri.

“We will approach all other parties, including Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) and try to win their support ahead of the vote. “

Maulana Abdul Wasay, leader of the opposition in the provincial assembly, said the opposition would not join the new provincial government. –