Pakistan's Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri today resigned from his post ahead of a no confidence motion against him in the provincial assembly, amid speculation of 'horse trading', media reports said.
The Opposition had announced that they would not withdraw the no-confidence motion moved against the chief minister belonging to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government.
The Assembly was likely to witness a stormy session which was convened to discuss the no-confidence motion against Zehri filed by the treasury benches, levelling serious allegations.
"Alhumdulillah! CM #Balochistan resigned," he tweeted.
In the telephonic conversation, Abbasi told Zehri that there was no need to put in efforts for saving the PML-N government in the province when the party members were not onboard, the report said.
In order to avoid divisions within the party ranks and imminent 'horse-trading' in the provincial assembly, he should leave the post before the no-confidence motion, said Abbasi.
"That is in the party's interest," he said.
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