Ali Mardan Domki, hailing from the Lahri region of Balochistan and the offspring of former senator Mir Hazor Bakhsh Domki, has been designated as the interim chief minister for Balochistan through the endorsement of a summary by Balochistan Governor Malik Abdul Wali Khan Kakar.
This decision follows the inability of the committee members, assembled by Balochistan Assembly Speaker Mir Jan Muhammad Jamali, to reach a consensus on a nominee during the initial round of discussions.
This committee’s formation was a result of unsuccessful negotiations spanning three days between departing Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo and Malik Sikandar Khan, the Opposition Leader in the now-dissolved Balochistan Assembly.
The dissolution of the assembly on August 12, marking the completion of its five-year term, triggers the progression toward establishing a temporary administrative arrangement. This facilitates the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in orchestrating the forthcoming general elections. However, due to the ongoing delimitation process announced by the ECP, the elections are anticipated to be postponed until mid-December, subsequently leading to a delay in the polling timeline.