Parliamentary committee to select Balochistan’s interim CM

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After the government and opposition were unable to agree on a candidate, a parliamentary committee was given the task of selecting the interim chief minister of Balochistan.

According to the legislation, a choice had to be made three days after the provincial legislature was dissolved, and Tuesday was the last day to decide on a name.

According to reports, Mir Ali Mardan Khan Domki was suggested as the interim chief minister yesterday by Balochistan’s Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo and the Leader of the Opposition, Malik Sikandar.

The two talked about the names of potential candidates earlier in the day in an effort to come to an agreement for the position of interim chief minister.

However, reports claimed that despite the two leaders having discussed Ali Mardan Domki’s name, CM Bizenjo refused to sign a summary naming Mr. Domki as his successor.

Mr. Domki and the previous chief minister of Balochistan, Jam Kamal Alyani, paid caretaker PM Kakar a visit on Tuesday in Islamabad.

The topic would be referred to the parliamentary committee in accordance with the Constitution if the chief minister and the opposition leader were unable to agree on an acceptable nominee for temporary chief minister within the allotted time.

The names of three candidates will be submitted to the parliamentary committee by the chief minister and the opposition leader, respectively.