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Balochistan Assembly elects Sarfraz Bugti for Upper House

QUETTA: Sarfraz Bugti of Balochistan Awami Party stood victorious in the elections for the general seat of Senate left vacant by Mir Naimatullah Zehri. Former home minister Balochistan garnered 37 votes from the Balochistan Assembly against his contender Rehmatullah Kakar backed by opposition alliance who secured 20 votes. Five members vied for the coveted seat, in addition to Sarfraz Bugti and Rehmatullah Kakar, Amir Rind, Allauddin Marri and Mir Ghulam Dastagir contested the polls as independent candidates. The…

Balochistan minister seeks delay in general elections

QUETTA: With the deadlock persisting over caretaker set-up in Balochistan, Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti on Wednesday submitted a resolution to the provincial assembly seeking to postpone general elections in the province. In the resolution, the minister has demanded that the elections should be delayed by a month and they should be held in August instead of July. Lately, President Mamnoon Hussain approved a summary, giving the go-ahead to holding of general elections on July 26. Bugti contended that a large number of…

Sarfraz Bugti urges Punjab govt to ban student political groups at PU

LAHORE: Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti on Saturday urged government authorities in Punjab to impose a ban on student groups formed either on partisan or political basis at the Punjab University. Addressing a press conference here, Bugti called for ban on all sort of partisan political activities at the varsity. Extending gratitude to Punjab government for awarding scholarship to students from Balochistan, the Home Minister appealed the provincial government to take preventive measures against students’…

Reports of dismissal ‘untrue’, says Sarfraz Bugti on his resignation

QUETTA: As the reports of his dismissal from the provincial cabinet are making the rounds in the press, Balochistan Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti late Tuesday night termed the reports untrue, while stating he had already “submitted resignation to the Governor Balochistan." Taking to twitter, Bugti said he submitted his resignation on Tuesday afternoon. A change in political landscape appeared in the backdrop of a no-confidence motion submitted against Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri from as many as…