QUETTA – The first tier of interim machinery in all the four provinces has been established as Alauddin Marri has been sworn in as Balochistan’s caretaker chief minister on Friday.
Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered the oath to the new chief minister in a ceremony held at the Governor House in Quetta.
Marri was named as the province’s caretaker chief minister by the Election Commission of Pakistan on Thursday after a parliamentary committee formed to decide a name for the post failed to reach consensus on the matter.
Marri, who belongs to Mastung district of Balochistan, was recommended by the former provincial government, which had also proposed the name of Sardar Shaukat Popalzai for the candidature.
Born in 1980 in Mastung, Marri got a degree in engineering from Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology in Khuzdar. But, he started his own business after completing the study.
With no political affiliation, he had submitted nomination papers for recent Senate elections but did not take part in it.
The six members of the parliamentary committee included Sarfraz Chakar Domki, Tahir Mahmood Khan, Amanullah Notezai and opposition members include Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, Dr Abdul Maalik Baloch, and Liaquat Agha.
After the swearing-in ceremony, the process of appointing caretaker chief ministers in all the four provinces has been completed.
Earlier today, Dr Hasan Askari Rizvi took charge as the caretaker CM of Punjab. Uptill Now, only Sindh has appointed the interim cabinet.
The general elections are set to be held on July 25 as President Mamnoon Hussain approved a summary sent by the ECP.