I will not step down as CM on call of 12 people: Jam Kamal Khan

Balochistan chief minister says new ministers will be appointed if those who resigned don't take their resignations back

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  • Kamal says he will continue the struggle and "not resign on the call of 12 people".
  • Stresses all the members of BAP and its allied parties are supporting him except for a few.
  • Says “we are trying that the ministers take their resignations back”.

Balochistan Chief Minister (CM) Jam Kamal Khan said that he will not step down from his post on the demand of "12 people”, Geo News reported Friday.

“I will continue my struggle and will not resign on the call of 12 people,” he said.

Speaking about the internal rift within the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), the chief minister said that all the members of BAP and its allied parties are supporting him except for a few BAP members who tendered their resignations to the Balochistan governor.

CM Kamal said that some of his “companions” have tried to remove him from the post of the chief minister before too, adding that he would not let this “void” persist within the party.

“We are trying that the ministers take their resignations back,” said CM Kamal. “If they don't take their resignations back, we would have to appoint new ministers."

Cabinet members, irked with CM Jam Kamal, resign

Five members of the Balochistan cabinet who are irked with CM Kamal have resignedGeo News reported Wednesday.

Sources privy to the matter said that the provincial cabinet members, including three ministers and two advisors to the chief minister, have submitted their resignation letters to Balochistan Finance Minister Zahoor Buledi, who in a hard-hitting press conference earlier in the day had urged the chief minister to resign on "moral grounds".

The disgruntled members of the BAP had asked the chief minister and former party president Kamal to resign by Wednesday or else, face a no-confidence motion.

Kamal clarifies he has not resigned as CM

A couple of days ago, CM Kamal had taken to social media to dispel rumours he had also resigned from his post after he relinquished the post of BAP president.

He took to Twitter yesterday and announced that he was stepping down as the party's president after completing a "good" three-year term.

The chief minister asked BAP Central Organiser Jan Jamali and BAP General-Secretary Manzoor Kakar to hold intra-party elections at the earliest.