Jam Kamal Khan, the Chief Minister of Balochistan, has resigned as the head of the ruling Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) on Friday and has directed that elections to be held for new leadership.
In an unexpected move, Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan announced his resignation as head of the ruling BAP.
In a tweet, he requested the BAP’s central organiser Jan Jamali and secretary-general, Manzoor Kakar, to convene and declare the party elections as soon as possible.
“Alhamdulillah served a good three year as party president and relinquish from my party presidentship post today,” he tweeted.
I would ask BAP central Organiser Mr Jan jamali and Mr Manzoor Kakar GS of BAP to have a meeting and annouce BAP party elections at earliest.— Jam Kamal Khan (@jam_kamal) October 1, 2021
Alhamdulillah served a good three year as party president and relinquish from my party presidentship post today. pic.twitter.com/nPbkr9OOls
The change has occurred after Balochistan’s opposition members filed a no-confidence vote against Chief Minister in September, requesting that he seek confidence from the parliament within seven days.
The resolution of no confidence was filed to the secretary of the provincial legislature by sixteen members of the opposing parties.
The legislators stated that their resolution was based on four key grounds, the most important of which is that the chief minister failed to deliver on his pledges throughout his three-year term.
Jam Kamal Khan further tweeted “Its been an honour for me to be the first president of this party. BAP has shown great democratic values and space for all its members. No party has so much space of freedom as BAP has. Where everyone can express their views, suggestions and critics openly and with fear.”
After the establishment of the BAP prior to the 2018 general election, the 16th Chief Minister of Balochistan was chosen as president of the party.