QUETTA - Balochistan Minister for Quality Education and a leader of PPP Jan Ali Changezi was deprived of his portfolio on Thursday for not attending a meeting which reposed confidence in Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani.

Government sources confirmed that chief minister had taken the portfolio of Quality Education back from PPP lawmaker Jan Ali Changezi since he had not attended the special meeting of Balochistan Assembly which reposed its complete confidence in CM Raisani.Talking to The Nation Jan Ali Changezi said that he was informed in Islamabad that he had been deprived of his portfolio.

He said he had already told Raisani that the law and order situation in the province was not satisfactory as every day five to six Hazara people were being killed and government should resign since it had failed to maintain law and order.

“I took a principled stance that I will not attend the special meeting of Balochistan Assembly,” he added. He said within 48 hours after the meeting the portfolio was taken from him. He said provincial government was incompetent to improve law and order situation. “It is my duty to raise voice for the people of my constituency who voted me into power,” he remarked.

Changezi said he had no penitence because he had taken a right decision and added that a government which could not provide security to its people had no right to rule.