QUETTA: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and disgruntled members of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Thursday nominated Abdul Quddus Bizenjo as their candidate for new chief minister of Balochistan.
Holding a joint press conference here, PML-N MPA Jan Mohammad Jamali announced that Bizenjo would be their candidate for the leader of the House.
Bizenjo’s nomination papers would be submitted on Friday, Jamali added.
Those backing Bizenjo include five members of the Balochistan Assembly from PML-Q and 15 from the PML-N.
Following the announcement, Bizenjo thanked all the lawmakers who named him as their candidate for the new chief minister.
“We would continue to serve the people of Balochistan,” he said, adding that they still have respect for former chief minister Sanaullah Zehri.
He further said that they would approach all other parties, including Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP), for favouring him in voting for the new CM.
The Balochistan governor has already summoned an assembly session on January 13 to elect the new chief minister.-Web Desk