Political crisis in Balochistan deepened when disgruntled ministers, advisers and parliamentary secretaries submitted their resignations to the governor after Jam Kamal Khan Alyani ignored the 24-hour deadline set by his opponents for him to step down as chief minister.
Those who resigned included three ministers, two advisers and four parliamentary secretaries.
Meanwhile, Mir Zahoor Buledi tweeted that the party is united and will hold a joint meeting tomorrow in which important decision will be taken.
Those who resigned include Minister for Finance Mir Zahoor Ahmed Buledi, Minister for Food Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran, Minister for Social Welfare Mir Asad Baloch, advisers to the CM Akbar Askani and Mohammad Khan Lehri, parliamentary secretaries Bushra Rind, Mahjabeen Sheeran, Lala Rashid Baloch and Sikander Umrani.
The dissident members of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) went to the Governor House to submit their resignations to Syed Zahoor Agha.
In a tweet, Zahoor Buledi said Jam Kamal had lost constitutional legitimacy after 15 MPAs, ministers and advisors, out of a total 40, have parted ways over bad governance in the province.
They criticised the chief minister, saying that he gives no value to his ministers.
On October 2, Jam Kamal had stepped down as president of the Balochistan Awami Party. He then intensified his efforts to appease dissident members of his own party and held separate meetings with cabinet members and members of the provincial assembly.
He assured them that all their reservations would be addressed. We will resolve all internal differences in an amicable manner, he said.
They want the CM to resign on “moral grounds” and want to hold a no-confidence motion against him.