Following the inability of the outgoing chief minister, Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo, and opposition leader, Malik Sikander Khan, to reach an agreement on an interim chief minister candidate, the issue was moved to a parliamentary committee. There was a suggestion to nominate Mir Ali Mardan Domki for the role, proposed by ex-CM Jam Kamal Khan Alyani and Malik Sikander Khan. However, this recommendation faced rejection by Mr. Bizenjo, leading to further complexities and delays in forming the parliamentary committee.
Opposition Parties Demand Equitable Representation
Opposition parties, particularly the BNP-Mengal and the Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party, voiced concerns over their lack of representation in the nominated committee members, demanding inclusive representation. In response, CM Bizenjo provided three nominations representing the government’s side of the committee. The selection process has been further convoluted by objections raised against Bizenjo’s nomination, causing delays in official notifications.
Additional Developments and Reactions
Akhtar Mengal of BNP-Mengal expressed surprise at Domki’s nomination and stressed that their party, a key opposition member for the past five years, was not consulted. In related news, Balochistan Governor Malik Abdul Wali Kakar refuted rumours about his resignation, affirming his intention to continue in his role.