Quetta (Staff Report): Alauddin Marri has taken oath as the caretaker chief minister of Balochistan.
Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered the oath to Marri in a ceremony held at Governor House on Friday.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) named Marri as caretaker provincial chief.
ECP Additional Secretary Akhtar Nazir had said that the decision to name Marri for the post was taken unanimously by members of the ECP.
Marri's name had been shortlisted as a nominee for the post, along with Sardar Shaukat Aziz Popalzai (both proposed by the government), and Aslam Bhootani and Jahangir Ashraf Qazi (recommended by the opposition).
Marri, a businessman and social worker from Mastung, is the son of former bureaucrat Ghulam Moheyuddin Marri and is not a member of any political party.
He was born in Quetta in 1979. He received his primary education from Tameer-i-Nau Public School in Quetta and his secondary education from the Tameer-i-Nau Public College. He graduated from Balochistan University.
He has served as chairman of the Pakistan European Business Council of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry.