‘Federal government pressuring Balochistan CM Jam Kamal to resign’

BAP unhappy under Jam Kamal Khan Alyani’s leadership, claim party president violates Article 37, 38 of Constitution

Pressure has allegedly been mounting on Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani to resign following several recent reports of discord within the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP).

Journalist Waqar Satti tweeted on Wednesday that the federal government was pressurizing Jam Kamal, who has also been serving as BAP president, to resign by October 3.

Satti further said that Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman had refused to let disgruntled BAP members to join Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F).

Political troubles have reportedly been brewing in Balochistan since a while now. Earlier this month, around 16 lawmakers, including angered members of the BAP, filed a no-confidence motion against Jam Kamal. Rumours surfaced on social media that the CM had resigned following which Balochistan government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani squashed the reports as fake.

The no-confidence motion was filed due to mounting unrest in Balochistan. Jam Kamal’s opposition claimed that he violated Articles 37 and 38. The first calls for the promotion of social justice and eradication of social evils, while the second deals with the promotion of social and economic well-being of the people.

Similar tensions within BAP were reported in May this year. Several BAP and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) members of the Balochistan Assembly were unhappy with Jam Kamal’s leadership. They insisted that any BAP leader but Jam Kamal be given the CM office in the province.

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