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Barozai advised to shun political nominees

March 31, 2013

Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan retired Justice Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim.—File Photo

QUETTA: Chief Election Commissioner retired Justice Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim has advised caretaker Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Barozai to refrain from inducting political nominees into his cabinet.

Sources said on Saturday that Justice Ebrahim had taken notice of reports which said the parties in the former government led by Nawab Aslam Raisani wanted their nominees to be appointed caretaker ministers.

According to the sources, the leaders of nationalist and other parties had informed Justice Ebrahim during a recent meeting in Quetta that some parties were exerting pressure on Mr Barozai to induct some of their well-wishers into the caretaker cabinet.

However, Justice Ebrahim had asked a senior government official to inform both the chief minister and governor of Balochistan that no political nominee should be appointed minister, said the sources.