Abdul Quddus Bizenjo sworn in as Chief Minister of Balochistan

  • Abdul Quddus Bizenjo sworn in as Chief Minister of Balochistan

Abdul Quddus Bizenjo sworn in as Chief Minister of Balochistan

Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Quddus Bizenjo on Saturday promised to give healthcare, education and clean drinking water to the people during his reign, while delivering his inaugural speech in the Balochistan Assembly.

Talking to the media after his election, he dismissed speculations about the dissolution of Balochistan Assembly, terming them as "mere rumours".

Election of Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, a lawmaker of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), as 23rd chief minister of Balochistan not only ends PML-N coalition government, but also carries unmatchable facts that are enough to make history.

Another PkMap candidate Abdul Rahim Ziyaratwal, who had filed his nominations, had withdrawn from the race at the last moment.

He thanked the House for electing him as Leader of the House with an overwhelming majority.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) suffered a setback as its entire parliamentary party supported Bizenjo.

Bizenjo belongs to the troubled Awaran district of Balochistan and was elected on a PML-Q ticket during general elections 2013. Bizenjo won over 41 votes of the 54 votes cast while Agha received only 13 votes. The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid candidate remained Deputy Speaker from 2013-15.

Meanwhile, addressing the House after his election as Chief Minister, Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo said that he will use all of his capabilities to bring Balochistan at par with other provinces of the country.

In the 65-member provincial assembly, members from the opposition and treasury benches support Bizenjo for the slot of the chief minister. He turned in his resignation on January 9, the day when opposition parties planned to move the motion against him in the provincial assembly. A number of ministers had resigned following the motion submitted against Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri.