Sanaullah Zehri has resigned as Chief Minister of Balochistan as governor of the province accepted his resignation. 

In his resignation, Zehri wrote that he is resigning under Article 138 (8) of Pakistan constitution. "I don't want to remain in power by force," he said. 

Former CM further said that he wish for continuation of democratic process in Balochistan. "It seems that number of assembly members were not satisfied by my work," he mentioned. 

Earlier, provincial Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti said that Chief Minister Balochistan Sanaullah Zehri has resigned.

On his twitter account, Bugti wrote Alhundullilah CM Balochistan resigned. 

 

According to sources Zehri reached Governor House to meet Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai. 

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi yesterday arrived in the provincial capital to try to save PML-N-led coalition government, which appeared to be slipping through the fingers of the ruling party.

Balochistan Assembly is meeting today to take up the no-trust motion filed against Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri , whose government has been battered by a number of desertions.

Constitutionally, the house is to vote on the opposition motion within a week, but extraordinary steps ordered by the speaker suggest that voting will take place even today.

At least 33 votes are required in the 65-member house to topple the government and both sides are claiming of having enough support to serve their respective causes.

At least 27 MPAs have publically announced their support for the no-trust motion signed by 14 lawmakers, while opposition quarters claim they now have around 40 votes in their pocket.

Landing of the prime minister and three other central PML-N figures in Quetta shows that Zehri is in deep trouble.