Speaker, Deputy Speaker BA takes oath

QUETTA: Jan Muhammad Jamali and Abdul Quddus Bizenjo took oath as Speaker and Deputy Speaker Balochistan Assembly here Tuesday.

Outgoing Speaker Syed Matiullah Agha administered oath to Jan Muhammad Jamali as Speaker and later Jan Muhammad Jamali administered oath to Abdul Quddus Bizenjo as Deputy Speaker.

Jan Muhammad Jamali and Abdul Quddus Bizenjo had been elected uncontested as all the candidates for the office of Speaker and Deputy Speaker had withdrawn their nomination papers last night.

Jan Jamali is former Balochistan Chief Minister and ex Deputy Chairman Senate. He carried rich experience as parliamentarian in Balochistan.

Congratulating Jan Jamali and Abdul Quddus Bizenjo members of the house said that people have great expectations with newly elected members of the house and the government. If we did nothing then there will be no difference in present and previous assembly. And people’s hopes would die. They hoped that no w all the decisions would be made on merit. If we failed to do this we would leave our chairs because the assembly which cannot resolve problems of the masses it has no justification to remain intact.

These members included Sardar Sanaullah Zehri PMLN, Maulana Wasay JUIF, Nawab Ayaz Jogezai PMAP, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch Chief minister/ leader of house designate National Party, Engineer Zamrak Khan ANP, Raza Ali , Nawab Muhammad Khan Shahwani, Dr Hamid Achakzai, Sardar Saleh Bhotani, Mufti Gulab Kakar, Khalid Langov, Nasrullah Zere, Abdul Rehman Khetran, Mohtarma Shahida Rauf, Mohtarma Rahila Durrani and others.

They said improving law and order situation is responsibility of government. People have voted parties who could provide peace to them. They said sacrifices our elders rendered for Balochistan are praise worthy. They were of the view civil and military bureaucracy has pushed the country to the brink of collapse. Resources were not distributed judiciously in the previous regime. It resulted in increase in lawlessness. They said three parties fought against dictatorship and put the country on democracy. People made anti establishment parties successful.

They said elected government would take steps for law and order in the province. They said Chief Minister designate soon after taking oath would hold talks on problems of the province. First of all peace should be restored. When law and order is good there can be development in the society. They said law and order problem is multi dimensional issue. Centre and agencies should jointly control the situation. Biggest of all issues is recovery of missing persons and stopping recovery of mutilated dead bodies.

We are people’s representatives they said adding we are ready for every sacrifices for the people.
Now the House will reassemble on June 9 to elect leader of the house who would be subsequently provincial chief minister.