Balochistan Assembly dissolved as governor signs summary

Bizenjo will continue to serve as chief minister until appointment of caretaker chief executive.

QUETTA: The Balochistan Assembly was dissolved on Saturday after Governor Malik Abdul Wali Kakar signed the summary moved by Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo for the dissolution of the provincial assembly.

“As advised by Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, the Chief Minister of Balochistan and in the exercise of the powers conferred upon me under Article 112(1) of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan 1973, I, Malik Abdul Wali Khan Kakar, Governor Balochistan hereby dissolve the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan, this 12th day of August 2023 at 5pm,” said the notification issued by the Governor House.

In an official statement, the governor’s spokesperson stated that following the dissolution of the provincial assembly, the cabinet had been similarly dissolved. However, he clarified that Bizenjo will continue to serve as the chief minister until the appointment of the caretaker chief executive. 

With the dissolution of the provincial assembly, a process of dialogue between the Balochistan chief minister and the opposition leader in the Balochistan Assembly will be initiated to deliberate on the formation of a caretaker administration.

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