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Jam Kamal steps down as chief of BAP amid criticism

Taking to Twitter, CM Jam announced the news that he is stepping down as the president of the Balochistan Awami Party. He also asked the BAP central organizer Jan Jamali and the secretary-general, Manzoor Kakar, to announce the party elections at the earliest.

Balochistan’s Chief Minister (CM) Jam Kamal Khan decides to quit as the President of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP). The decision comes after lawmakers in Balochistan submitted a no-confidence motion against CM Jam Kamal.

Taking to Twitter, CM Jam announced the news. He also asked the BAP central organizer Jan Jamali and the secretary-general, Manzoor Kakar, to announce the party elections at the earliest.

Jam Kamal also expressed his gratitude for being the first president of BAP. 

“It’s been an honor 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[out] fear,” the CM of Balochistan tweeted.

He further noted that there are people who are critical of the party’s performance in Balochistan. However, he expressed confidence in BAP and stated that the party will grow more in Balochistan.

“The youth and upcoming members shall build its foundation stronger. And gradually the opportunist shall leave its ranks and let it grow organically with progress,” Jam Kamal Khan remarked.

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No-confidence motion against Balochistan’s CM

In September, opposition lawmakers in Balochistan submitted a no-confidence motion against CM Jam Kamal. Consequently, they demanded that he seek confidence from the assembly within seven days.

The lawmakers said their resolution was based on four major points. Among them, the main reason was that the chief minister failed to deliver on the promises during his three-year tenure.

“Everyone wants an end to this government as lawlessness, corruption, and looting is rampant in the province,” the lawmakers said to clarify.

After the MPAs no-confidence move, there were speculations that CM Jam Kamal Khan would resign. On the other hand, Liaquat Shahwani, spokesperson for the provincial government, refuted the reports.

However, recently, Jam Kamal Khan personally broke the news of his resignation as BAP’s president.

Read more: CM Jam Kamal: A different politician from Baluchistan