Tariq Magsi retained as opposition leader

Tariq Magsi retained as opposition leader

QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court (BHC) on Tuesday upheld the name of Nawabzada Tariq Magsi as the provincial opposition leader in the Balochistan Assembly.

The two member bench that pronounced the verdict was headed by BHC Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa, and also included Justice Naeem Akhter Afghan.Earlier, Balochistan Assembly speaker Matiullah Agha had appointed Maulana Abdul Wasey as the new provincial opposition leader through a notification which was rejected and overturned by BHC justices.

The bench remarked that Wasey’s appointment as the opposition leader was an unconstitutional act because he also held a ministerial portfolio in the recently dissolved provincial government in Quetta.Magsi told reporters that he would consult political parties on the issue of the selection of the provincial chief minister.When a consensus will be reached, the name of the concerned person would be recommended to the current incumbent, Nawab Aslam Raisani, for consideration. – Tribune