QUETTA: Abdul Quddus Bizenjo will certainly be elected as the new chief minister of Balochistan as no other candidate has submitted nomination papers for the post.
The chief minister’s seat was vacated after former Balochistan chief minister Jam Kamal Khan stepped down from the post on Sunday.
Following CM Khan’s resignation, Bizenjo had also resigned from the post of Balochistan Assembly speaker.
While Bizenjo is likely to be elected unopposed, he will have to prove he has the support of the majority in the assembly, which amounts to 33 MPAs.
The new chief minister is to be elected tomorrow (Friday) during a session of the provincial assembly.
Before the deadline ended on Thursday evening, five papers nominating Bizenjo for the post of chief minister of Balochistan, were submitted in the assembly secretariat.
Sources said once the support of the majority of the assembly is established, the Balochistan governor will issue an official notification for his appointment. This will be followed by Bizenjo taking oath as the Balochistan chief minister.