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CM Balochistan Decides to Step Down: Sources

QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Sanaullah Zehri has decided to step down today, media reports.

Zehri reportedly made this decision after he lost the majority in the cabinet.

Earlier today, PM Abbasi had asked Zehri to leave the seat before the provincial assembly’s session today.

Abbasi questioned why the situation was allowed to get this complicated. “It is better to go home than to face a vote of no-confidence in assembly,” Geo quoted PM Abbasi.

But CM Balochistan had then turned down the advice suggesting that he would emerge successful after this motion.

A no-confidence movement is to be tabled in assembly’s 4 pm session today.

CM requires the support of 33 members from a house of 65 to dismiss the motion.But he has the support of 25 assembly members so far.

Pakhtunkhwa Awami Milli party, the ruling party’s ally in the province, has 14 seats in the assembly, while National Party has 11 seats.

 Parties supporting the movement are Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) with four seats and Balochistan National Party (BNP) has seats. Eleven disgruntled PML-N lawmakers are also supporting the no-confidence motion.

Jamaat-Ulema-Islam, with eight seats, remains undecided on the matter.

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