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PPP seems to form govt in Balochistan

QUETTA: PPP’s candidate Nawab Muhammad Aslam Khan Raisani is seemed to be well in a position to form coalition government in Balochistan as prominent leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Q (PML-Q) and former deputy speaker in Balochistan Assembly Mir Muhammad Aslam Bhotani along with three other MPAs on Saturday announced their support for PPP candidate in the assembly.

Addressing a press conference at the residence of Rubina Irfan, Bhotani said that four PML-Q parliamentarians including Basant Lal Gulshan, Hamal Kalmati, Rubina Irfan and he himself had formed a ‘like-minded group’ who would support PPP candidate in the house.

He said that they took the decision in the best interests of the country and the province which was perhaps “need of the hour” also. After the support of these four members PPP candidate Nawab Muhammad Aslam Khan Raisani is well in a position to form coalition government in Balochistan.

It is to be mentioned that earlier, Aslam Bhotani in an exclusive interview with APP, though had rejected the formation of forward bloc in the party, but reiterated that he along with some other parliamentarians would be free to have their own way if PML-Q decided candidature for ‘leader of the house’ without taking them into confidence.

PML-Q on March 5 nominated MPA-elect Sheikh Jaffar Khan Mandokhail as parliamentary leader and would decide candidature for the post of the CM within two days. However, time and again differences emerged after several candidates started lobbying in the party to strengthen their positions for candidature for the top post in the House.-SANA

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