QUETTA: The opposition parties in the Balochistan Assembly had unanimously declared that they would not become part of the future Government set up.
Addressing a joint news conference at the Chamber of the Opposition Leader in the Balochistan Assembly today, they declared that they would support any agreed candidate from the PML-N for the post of Chief Minister.
The news conference was addressed by Maulana Abdul Wasay, Leader of Opposition in the Balochistan Assembly, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, the BNP President, Mr. Zamruk Khan Piralizai, Parliamentary leader of the ANP and Syed Ehsan Shah of the BNP (Awami). A score of senior leaders were also present in the news conference.
“We are in the opposition and would continue to play the role of Opposition in the Assembly and not joining any Government set up,” Maulana Abdul Wasay told a crowded news conference.
He rejected the perception that the No Confidence Motion was meant to postpone or inordinately delay the scheduled Senate elections. “Those rumours were meant to defeat the no confidence motion,” the opposition leader contended.
He said that combined opposition had convened a meeting in which it was unanimously decided not to become part of the future Government while remaining in the opposition they would support the joint and agreed candidate from the PML-N.
“We performed the role of Opposition during the no trust motion we supported the move for the sake of opposition,” he added. The impression should not go to the common masses that they supported the no trust motion only to come into power using questionable tactics, the Opposition leader said.
“We kept informed out friends in the media so that there should be no misunderstanding on this issue,” Maulana Wasay explained his point further.
“There is no question that opposition bulldozing the new set up being created by the treasury benches,” the JUI leader said. He said that the opposition would support the new set up in order to institutionalize democracy and strengthen the democratic institution.
Sardar Akhtar Mengal confirmed that the Opposition parties had unanimously decided not to become part of the future Government set up.
Speaking at the joint news conference, Mr. Mengal said it was not possible that the ruling coalition would again propose the name of former Chief Minister against the no confidence motion was filed in the Assembly and subsequently he tendered his resignation.
When asked about completing the constitutional tenure of the Government, Sardar Mengal said that opposition hoped that the Government would complete its constitutional tenure and remain in power till fresh elections are called.
Engineer Zamruk Khan, ANP Leader, said that a propaganda campaign was launched unduly that no confidence motion was a move to sabotage the scheduled Senate elections and it was unfair and unwarranted.
He said that opposition parties would never support any unconstitutional act on the rulers and it would be opposed bitterly.
Referring to the Government performance in the Senate, it was dismal, said Syed Ehsan Shah, a former Provincial Minister and a senior leader of BNP (Awami).
A score of leaders including Dr Jehanzeb Jamaldini, Mufti Gulab, Mufti Mahazullah, Abdul Malik Kakar, Abdul Rehman Dhummar, Nawabzada Tariq Magsi and Usman Badini were also present.