QUETTA (Dunya News) – Chief Minister of Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan on Tuesday has opposed no-confidence motion against Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and said that those supporting democracy are standing with him.
In a statement, the CM said that sacking Sanjrani as Senate chairman will create feeling of deprivation for Balochistan people and that it will also affect the process of democracy.
Motion against Sanjrani is a concern for the Balochistan. Some people prioritize their personal interests more, he added.
Jam Kamal further said that opposition has right to protest but it should not harm country’s progress.
Earlier today, the opposition senators convened a meeting at the Parliament House in Islamabad to sign a resolution for de-seating Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani by bringing a no-confidence motion against him.
The joint opposition parties have the required majority in the Senate to de-seat the senate chairman – as in the 104-member house, from the current 103 members; the support of only 53 senators is required for the senate chairmanship.
Numerically, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has 28 senators, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has 20 senators, National Party (NP) has five, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has four, Pakhtunkhwa MAPK has two and Awami National Party (ANP) has one.
In accordance with the rules of the House, the no-confidence motion with the signatures of at least one-fourth of the total number of senators has been submitted in the Senate.