Raisani acts to defuse crisis, sends resignation to Sherani
QUETTA: Nawab Aslam Raisani whose coalition government was removed by the federal government after imposition of governor’s rule last month has resigned from the post of Chief Minister of Balochistan.
According to sources, Mr Raisani has faxed his resignation from Dubai to provincial chief of JUI-F Senator Maulana Mohammad Khan She-rani and Syed Ehsan Shah, parliamentary leader of the Balochistan National Party (Awami) in the Balochistan Assembly.
But other sources said Mr Raisani had sent copies of his resignation to coalition partners and a special messenger delivered them to Maulana Sherani and Ehsan Shah.
The two leaders were not available for their comments on the development.
The resignation came two days after JUI-F had presented a three-point formula to resolve the political crisis in the province. The party offered its unconditional support for the ruling coalition to elect a new chief minister.
The JUI-F urged coalition partners to nominate a new chief minister or let Maulana Fazlur Rehman make a choice to enable Balochistan to move ahead with other provinces in democratic transition.
It asked the PPP to immediately lift governor’s rule and let the political process take its due course in Balochistan.
The sources said the BNP had supported the JUI-F formula, but other parties expressed their reservations. The PPP and independent members in the assembly also did not accept the formula.
Meanwhile, JUI-F’s Secretary General Senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri claimed on Tuesday that the Raisani-led coalition government would be restored within a week.