Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri to resign

Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri is expected to resign from his post on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s advice after he remained unable to contain a mushrooming political crisis in the province, provincial lawmakers belonging to the PML-N have told DawnNews.

The province’s lawmakers had previously expressed a lack of confidence in the CM citing “unfulfilled commitments”, and important ministers and advisers had recently turned dissidents, sparking a series of resignations and sackings.

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PM Abbasi is said to have advised CM Zehri to resign after Baloch opposition leaders rejected his invitations for a meeting, during which he was expected to attempt garnering some support for the beleaguered CM.

“We have decided not to meet the Prime Minister”, Leader of the Opposition Maulana Abdul Wasey had told DawnNews, explaining that he and his followers could not “ride two boats.”

The opposition lawmakers were expected to table a no-confidence motion against CM Zehri in the provincial assembly today, with Speaker Raheela Durrani presiding over the crucial session.

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