Abdul Quddus Bizenjo elected Balochistan Chief Minister


QUETTA, Jan 13 (APP):The Balochistan Assembly on Saturday elected Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo as the new
chief minister of the province, days after former chief minister Sanaullah Zehri
stepped down, ahead of a no-confidence motion against him.
Speaker Raheela Hameed Durrani made the official announcement.
The contest was held between Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid candidate
Bizenjo, who secured 41 out of the total 51 cast votes, and Pashtunkhuwa Milli
Awami Party (PkMAP) member Agha Syed Liaqat Ali , who bagged 13 votes.
Bizenjo, besides his party, had the support of disgruntled members of
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl).
He is the third chief minister of the province in four and-a-half years.
Another PkMap candidate member Abdul Rahim Ziyaratwal, who also
filed his nominations, had withdrawn from the race.
Following the in-house election, the new Leader of the House will take
oath of his office at 5 pm.
Abdul Quddus Bizenjo was born in Awaran on Januaray 1, 1974, and
contested elections for the first time in 2002. He was elected from the
PB-41 constituency.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid candidate, remained Deputy
Speaker from 2013-15.
Bizenjo was elected as MPA from Awaran in general election of 2013.