Nomination papers for the slot of chief minister would be received today till 12:00am while the Balochistan Assembly session to be held on Sunday (tomorrow) would elect leader of the house, said an official handout issued here Friday.

It may be mentioned here that three major parties emerged after the May 11 elections – N, Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party and National Party – have reached a consensus to form next government in the province. PML-N chief Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif has already nominated NP president Dr Abdul Maalik Baloch for the slot of chief minister-ship.

He also announced to take governor from the PKMAP. Sources said the PML-N, PKMAP and NP would try their level best to get Dr Abdul Maalik Baloch elected unopposed just like the Balochistan speaker and deputy speaker.

 ‘Forced’ evacuation

of school building protested

Scores of students and teachers of Government Girls Primary School Nichari Road came on roads, protesting against what they called their ‘forced evacuation’ from the school building.  They gathered outside the Balochistan Education Department office and chanted slogans in favour of their demands. They were also carrying banners and placards.

Talking to media, the protesting teachers and students said the government, after hiring the building on rent, had established the school some 60 years ago.

 Now, owners of the building are forcing the school management to evacuate it at the time when exams are underway.

 They termed the forceful evacuation as an anti-education step, adding that this uncalled decision could affect students’ educational activities.

They appealed to the higher authorities to take notice of the matter keeping in view the troubles being faced by both teachers and students.