The disgruntled members of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) have claimed that they have got the strength in the provincial assembly to oust Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan.
The party said that four “missing” lawmakers, who had disappeared on the day they tabled the no-confidence motion in the assembly, arrived in Quetta on Sunday and declared their support for the group.
Addressing a press conference in Quetta, the group proved its majority as 39 of the 65 lawmakers were present at the venue.
PPP leader and former chief minister of Balochistan, Sanaullah Khan Zehri, has also thrown his weight behind the disgruntled group.
Speaking on the occasion, the splinter group’s Mir Zahoor Buledi thanked PPP co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari for the support.
Balochistan Assembly Speaker Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo had fixed October 25 for voting on the no-confidence motion.
OPPOSITION: Leader of the Opposition in the Provincial Assembly Malik Sikandar Advocate said that Jam Kamal will have to “go home at all costs” because the splinter group now has the required number to oust him.
“All 40 members have decided to go to the provincial assemble together to cast vote against Kamal,” Sikandar said, adding that the party will decide on a future course of action once Jam Kamal is sent packing.
“The upcoming government will be better than Kamal’s government,” Sikandar promised.
KAMAL CLAIM: A day ago, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal had said that of the 41 members of the assembly, 80 percent stand with him.
He tweeted that coalition lawmakers in the provincial assembly, including BAP, PTI, ANP, ADP, JWP, PPP, Azad, and BNP-A, support him.
“Why do we count opposition as part of this coalition? If they stick to this policy, then they should announce themselves as part of the Opposition too,” Kamal had written.