QUETTA: The Governor of Balochistan has summoned the inaugural session of the provincial assembly on August 13 when newly elected MPAs will take the oath of their office.
According to the provincial assembly’s secretary, the session of the Balochistan Assembly will start at 11:00am.
The Balochistan-based six-party alliance has nominated Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) president Jam Kamal Khan for the position of chief minister of the province.
The allied parties — BAP, Awami National Party (ANP), Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Hazara Democratic Party (HDP), Balochistan National Party (BNP-Awami) and Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) — have unanimously picked Khan for the slot.
The number of BAP legislators with inclusion of the independent candidates who joined the party rose to 18 in the Balochistan Assembly with total of 51 general assembly seats excluding reserved seats.
There has been a split mandate in Balochistan following the July 25 poll results since no single political party in the province was able to secure an overwhelming majority.
According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) statistics, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) got eight seats, the Balochistan National Party (Mengal) got seven seats and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) got five seats in the province.