Jam Kamal takes oath as Balochistan CM

Dunya News

Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered the oath to the BAP chief.

QUETTA (Dunya News) – Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Jam Kamal Sunday took oath as the 16th chief minister of the province.

Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered the oath to the BAP chief.

Jam Kamal was elected as chief minister of the province on Saturday. He bagged 39 votes against Mir Younus Aziz Zehri of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA), who received 20 votes in secret balloting.

Kamal had the support of Awami National Party, Hazara Democratic Party, Jamhoori Watan Party, Balochistan National Party-Awami and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

BAP managed to secure four of the 272 seats in the National Assembly, according to the Election Commission of Pakistan, and emerged as the largest party in Balochistan with 15 provincial assembly seats.


Born on January 1, 1973 in Lasbela district of Balochistan, Jam Kamal is the third member of his family to hold the post of Balochistan CM

His father and BAP chief, Jam Muhammad Yousaf, had served on the post 2002 to 2007, while his grandfather, Jam Mir Ghullam Qadir Khan, had remained chief minister of Balochistan during non-party elections in 1985.

During Pervez Musharraf’s regime, Jam Kamal was appointed as nazim for district Lasbela.

In 2013 tenure of PML-N, he stayed on position of state minister for petroleum and natural resources.

He continued to serve in Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s cabinet after Nawaz Sharif’s ouster, but resigned from his post and membership of the PML-N in April this year.

He was elected chief of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) in May.