PML-N nominates NP’s Abdul Malik Baloch as Balochistan CM

Published June 2, 2013
Abdul Malik Baloch (C). - File photo
Abdul Malik Baloch (C). - File photo

MURREE: After consultation with other party leaders, Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif announced the nomination of National Party’s (NP) Abdul Malik Baloch for the post of Balochistan Chief Minister.

In post-meeting press conference on Sunday, June 2, Nawaz Sharif also said that the next Balochistan governor would be appointed from Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party. Sanaullah Zehri and Mir Hasil Bizenjo were also present on the occasion.

The National Party chief was one of the three nominees for the slot of chief minister in Balochistan. Other nominees for the post of CM included Sardar Sanaullah Zehri and Nawab Changez Marri of PML-N.

Hailing from a middle-class background, Dr Baloch’s nomination is considered as a positive step towards improving the situation in the restive province.

Dr Baloch has thrice been an MPA in the Balochistan Assembly. He also served as education minister in Nawab Akbar Bugti’s cabinet.

His nomination was also proposed and backed by Mahmood Khan Achakzai, chief of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP).

The PML-N chief on this occasion said that it was a day of celebration for democracy and everyone had gathered for the betterment of Balochistan. He also said that the PML-N would not allow any repetition of mistakes.

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