Mir Sarfraz Bugti Elected as Chief Minister of Balochistan

Mir Sarfraz Bugti of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has been elected as the Chief Minister of Balochistan.

The decision was made during a session chaired by Speaker Balochistan Assembly Abdul Khaliq Achakzai, where polling was conducted to choose the new chief minister.

After the polling, Speaker Abdul Khaliq Achakzai announced that Mir Sarfraz Bugti had been elected as the Chief Minister of Balochistan, securing 41 votes.

It is noteworthy that Mir Sarfraz Bugti was the sole candidate proposed for the position of Chief Minister of Balochistan. He had the support of both the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP).

In the Balochistan Assembly, the Pakistan Peoples Party has 11 seats, making it the largest opposition party, while the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz holds 10 seats and the Balochistan Awami Party holds 5 seats, placing them third. Additionally, 6 independent candidates emerged victorious in the elections held on February 8th.

Mir Sarfraz Bugti’s election as Chief Minister marks a significant development in the political landscape of Balochistan. As a seasoned politician with experience in provincial politics, Bugti’s leadership will be closely watched as he navigates the challenges and opportunities facing the province. His ability to build consensus and address the socio-economic issues plaguing Balochistan will be crucial in shaping the future trajectory of the region.