Balochistan leader Mir Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo was able to defend himself against the threat of a vote of no confidence on Thursday.
The resolution could not even be moved after it failed to obtain the support of 20 percent of the members of the provincial assembly – 13 lawmakers in the 65-members house – needed to table it.
Deputy Speaker Sardar Babar Khan Musakhail presided over the session and called on ex- provincial minister Mir Zahoor Buledi to read out the resolution.
After that, Musakhial called on the members in support of the motion to raise their hands.
Only 11 members supported the motion.
The motion against Bizenjo was tabled in the provincial assembly last week with the support of some of his own party’s legislators.
The resolution was signed by 14 legislators, including former chief minister Jam Kamal of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP).
The motion was put forward by PTI parliamentary leader Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind.
He cited the worsening situation of law and order in Balochistan as the reason for the move and said that the state of affairs in Balochistan also affected Sindh.
“We have all the necessary numbers and the motion of no confidence will be successful against Bizenjo,” Rind said.
“The party shall decide on the new chief minister after consulting other parties.”
CM Bizenjo fires ministers, advisors
After the motion was submitted, Bizenjo fired provincial ministers and advisors, who supported the motion, from the provincial cabinet, according to a statement from the CM secretariat.
The fired members included Nawabzada Tariq Magsi, Mubeen Khan, Naimat Ullah Zehri, Mitha Khan Kakar, Malik Naeem Bazai, and Shaheena Kakar.
This was the second no-trust move against a chief minister in the province within a few months.
In October last year, Jam Kamal stepped down from the office of the chief minister.