QUETTA - Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal on Sunday said that his government would take steps in the ambit of Constitution to bring the disgruntled Baloch people into the national mainstream.
Some angry Baloch had already joined the national mainstream in the past due to efforts of official departments, security forces and the provincial government, and he would also try to mainstream the rest in the larger national interest, he added.
Talking to media persons after taking oath of his office, he said that a comprehensive plan could be evolved to recover the missing persons according to law.
Jam Kamal said that it was the prime responsibility of government to protect the lives and property of the people and for that purpose the departments related to security, including police, Levies Force and others would be restructured.
He said that the provincial government would utilise all available resources to provide basic facilities of health, education and clean drinking water, besides ensuring good governance in the province.
Earlier, Balochistan Awami Party leader Jam Kamal Khan took oath as 16th Chief Minister of Balochistan at a ceremony here at the Governor House. Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai administered the oath to him.
Balochistan Assembly Speaker Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, Deputy Speaker Sardar Babar Musakhel, caretaker Chief Minister Allauddin Marri, Provincial Assembly members, interim provincial Ministers and high government officials attended the ceremony.
Jam Kamal was elected as Leader of the House during the Balochistan Assembly session on Saturday. He secured 39 votes while his Younus Aziz Zehri of the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal got 20 votes.
He has become the third generation of the Jam family to serve as the Chief Minister of Balochistan.
His father Jam Yousaf and grandfather Jam Ghulam Qadir also remained the Chief Ministers. Jam Kamal started his political career under the patronage of his father.
He was elected City Nazim of Hub in the 1998 Local Bodies elections and the District Nazim of Lasbela in 2001. After his father’s death in 2013, he was made the Jam of Lasbela. The same year, he won the National Assembly election as an independent candidate.
He joined the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and was made Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Resources. In March 2018, Kamal and other dissidents of the PML-N and Pakistan Muslim League-Q alongwith others formed the Balochistan Awami Party.