Magsi dissolves Balochistan Assembly on Raisani's advice
19 March, 2013
QUETTA: Balochistan Governor Nawab Zulfiqar Ali Magsi dissolved the Balochistan Assembly on Monday on the advice of Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani.
A notification issued the same day said that Chief Minister Raisani, using his powers under Article 112 (1) of the constitution, sent an advice to the Balochistan governor for the dissolution of the provincial assembly of Balochistan.
Following the advice, Governor Magsi issued a notification of the dissolution of the assembly on Monday.
The Balochistan Assembly's tenure was to complete on April 6, but the decision for its dissolution came after the four provincial chief ministers met and agreed unanimously to dissolve the provincial assemblies before March 19. However, the caretaker setup remains a dilemma in the constitutional corridors of Balochistan, and Aslam Raisani will remain the chief minister of Balochistan till the appointment of the caretaker chief minister in the province.
Meanwhile, the Balochistan High Court suspended the notification of Matiullah Agha though which he had appointed Maulana Abdul Wassay as the leader of the opposition, and directed Tariq Magsi to work as the leader of the opposition.
The two-member division bench of the BHC headed by Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Naeem Akhter Afghan also asked the attorney general and advocate general to appear before the court on Tuesday (today).