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Pak's Balochistan CM resigns amid political crisis

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Pakistan's Chief today resigned from his post ahead of a no confidence motion against him in the provincial assembly, amid speculation of 'horse trading', said.

has accepted the resignation, The Express Tribune reported.

had announced that they would not withdraw the no-confidence motion moved against the belonging to the ruling Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)

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.

The and both had claimed that they have the support of the majority of leaders.

The resignation follows a telephonic conversation between and Zehri, during which Abbasi advised him to step down, the report said.

Former provincial minister took to the to confirm the

"Alhumdulillah! CM #resigned," he tweeted.

In the telephonic conversation, Abbasi told Zehri that there was no need to put in efforts for saving the PML-N 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.

Meanwhile, Zehri's claimed that the had not advised him to resign, the report added.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 18:40 IST