Quetta (Staff Report): Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) candidate Jam Kamal khan was elected as Balochistan chief minister on Saturday.
Kamal got 39 votes and his opponent Younas Aziz Zehri secured 20 votes.
After securing the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's support, BAP got 30 out of 50 general seats in the Balochistan Assembly, giving it a simple majority to form the provincial government without support from other parties.
Earlier, Abdul Quddus Bizenjo took oath as Balochistan Assembly Speaker. Bizenjo got 39 votes while his opponent Nawaz Kakar secured 20 votes.
The law makers in Balochistan Assembly on Thursday voted for the positions of Speaker and Deputy Speaker.
Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) and its allies had nominated Abdul Quddus Bizenjo for the post of speaker while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has nominated Sardar Babar Musa Khel for the position of deputy speaker.
Outgoing Speaker Rahila Hamid Khan Durrani chaired the session and administered the oath taking ceremony.