The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) named Allauddin Marri as caretaker Chief Minister of Balochistan on Thursday. 

Marri hails from Mastung district of Balochistan. His name was recommended by the former provincial government along with the name of Sardar Shaukat Popalzai for the interim setup.

The names of Mohammad Aslam Bhutani and Ashraf Jahangir Qazi were proposed by former opposition of Balochistan province.

The matter of nominating a caretaker Chief Minister for Balochistan was forwarded to the ECP after parliamentary committee failed to reach a consensus on the name of caretaker chief minister.