Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Barozai’s name finalises as interim CM, Balochistan

QUETTA: Government and Opposition in Balochistan mutually accepted Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Barozai as the caretaker chief minister in the province on Thursday.

Opposition leader Nawabzada Tariq Magsi and the chief minister Balochistan Nawab Aslam Raisani are expected to make a formal announcement in a while.

Raisani and his allies, which include the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl, Awami National Party, Balochistan National Party (Awami) and some independent members, had nominated Jam Kamal Khan, former chief justice Amanullah Yaseenzai and Justice (retd) Ahmed Khan Lashari for the post.

While the opposition leader and his allies, which include Pakistan Peoples Party Balochistan chapter president Sadiq Umrani and Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid leader Jaffer Khan Mandokhel, had named Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Barozai, Sardar Saleh Bhootani and Hussain Bakhsh Bangulzai in their list of candidates.

Earlier on March 20, the meeting between Raisani and Magsi had ended in a stalemate.