The rift in the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) has attained serious proportions as the disgruntled members have asked former party president Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan to resign and go home till today (Wednesday) or face a no-confidence motion.
Balochistan Finance Minister Zahoor Buledi, in a harsh worded press conference, urged the chief minister to resign on “moral grounds” as he had lost the confidence of the people of the province and his party.
Buledi said in case Kamal does not step down from his post, the Balochistan chief minister will have to deal with a no-confidence motion in the provincial assembly.
BAP MPA Asad Baloch echoed the same sentiments, saying that the people of the province had expressed “no-confidence” in him, and if he fails to resign till 5pm on October 6, a no-confidence motion against him would be tabled in the assembly.
BAP and other political parties’ leaders, including Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran, Muhammad Khan Lehri, Sikandar Imrani, Lala Rashid, Bushra Rind, Mahjabeen Sheeran, Laila Tareen, and Naseebullah Marri were also present during the press conference.
A couple of days ago, the Balochistan chief minister had taken to social media to dispel rumours he had also resigned from his post, after he relinquished the post of BAP president.
Kamal had tweeted about a meeting between him and six BAP members, saying that the meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere.
“Some individuals wanted to create more differences and wanted us to react on each other, but Alhamdulillah we all have shown great responsibility and respect to each other,” he had tweeted.
Kamal was elected as the president of the party, which was formed months before the July 2018 general election.