No-confidence motion against Balochistan CM Bizenjo fails


The Balochistan Assembly on Thursday rejected the tabling of a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo after it failed to garner the support of the required number of lawmakers to move the motion.
In the 65-member Balochistan Assembly, a no-confidence motion requires 33 lawmakers’ backing to be passed.
The motion bore the signatures of 14 lawmakers when it was submitted to the assembly last Wednesday. However, upon its tabling today, the support was reduced to 11 legislators against the requirement of a minimum of 13 MPAs.
Talking to the media after the session, Alyani said he already knew his group lacked the required numbers, adding that “our purpose was to bring to light a number of things.”
He said the future course of action will be decided after consultation with the allies. “I am also the president of the BAP, and so the members violating the law will be served a show-cause notice.”
Alyani said he would speak to the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leaders in Islamabad, adding that he had already spoken to fellow BAP leader Khalid Magsi to ask the government about its “silence” on the matter. “Why did they not honour their promise made with us?”
Meanwhile, BAP’s Zahoor Buledi accused the federal government of indulging in corruption at a “high-scale”.
Asad Baloch from the treasury benches hit out at Alyani, claiming that he tried to “harm the government” before the budget but “could not succeed”.