The former chief ministers of Baluchistan Nawab Aslam Raisani, Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri and Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo are contesting the elections for provincial assembly seats. Chief of Jhalawan and former chief minister of Baluchistan is contesting the election from his native constituency of Zehri in Khuzdar district on PML-N ticket. He won several elections from this constituency and became chief minister in 2015 in a three-party coalition government led by PML-N.
Chief of Sarawan and former chief minister of Baluchistan is contesting the election from his home constituency Mastung as an independent candidate. He won this constituency four times. He won this constituency in 2008 and became chief minister in PPP led coalition government.
The former chief minister Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo is contesting from two seats on Baluchistan Awami Party (BNP) ticket. He is contesting from his hometown Awaran and Quetta. It will be his first election from Quetta. He was elected from the Awaran constituency and became chief minister in 2017 when PML-N provincial party rebelled against its own chief minister Nawab Zehari.
Former chief minister and chief of Baluchistan national Party- Mengal (BNP-M) is contesting from his native constituency of Wadh in Khuzdar district. Other prominent leaders and former lawmakers of Balochistan is contesting the forthcoming general election for 51 provincial seats of the province.
As many as 1,400 candidates submitted their nomination papers for the provincial assembly seats, which were then scrutinised by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
Mir Jan Mohammad Khan Jamali, who has served two terms as deputy chairman of the Senate from March 2006 to March 2012, will contest on Balochistan Awami Party ticket. Jamali is contesting election from his native Jaffarabad.
Moreover, Balochistan Awami Party President Jam Kamal Khan will also contest for the provincial seat of Othal, district Lasbela. While one of the founders of the party, Senator Saeed Ahmed Hashmi, is contesting from Quetta. Sardar Muhammad Saleh Bhutani, who has served as interim chief minister of Balochistan, will contest on the Balochistan Awami Party ticket for Lasbela.
Former MPA Sheikh Jaffar Khan Mandokhail will contest as an independent candidate from Zhob, while former opposition leader Maulana Abdul Wasay will contest for Qilla Saifullah on Jamiat Ulema-e Islam (F) ticket.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Balochistan President Sardar Yar Mohammad Rind will contest polls from Kachhi/Bolan. Pakistan Peoples Party’s Mir Muhammad Sadiq Ali Umrani had filed papers to contest from Naseerabad. However, he has filed an appeal with the appellate tribunal as his papers were rejected.
Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP)’s two candidates, Abdul Rahim Ziaratwal and Dr. Hamid Achakzai will contest from Harnai-Ziarat and Qilla Abdullah respectively.
On the other hand, Nawab of Marri tribe, Changez Khan Marri, and his brother will contest election from Kohlu.
Alongside, former provincial interior minister Mir Sarfraz Bugti, Nawab Mir Ali Bugti, and Jamhoori Wattan Party’s Nawab Gohram Khan Bugti will fight the election from Dera Bugti.
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27 September, 2019