Governor of Pakistan's SW Balochistan province steps down

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-07 22:59:04|Editor: huaxia
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ISLAMABAD, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Governor of Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai on Wednesday stepped down from his position, local media reported.

According to the reports, the governor sent his resignation to the country's President Arif Alvi saying that he could not continue his duties due to personal reasons.

Earlier in April, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan had written a letter to the governor, asking him to resign from the position so that he could appoint a new governor to fulfill new tasks of his government.

"It has been a pleasure to have worked with you. However, given the current political situation, dexterity and deftness are needed at this juncture for a delicate balancing act to simultaneously ensure political inclusion and fulfillment of our commitment towards the people of Pakistan," Khan told the governor.

Local media quoting sources said that the government was keen to bring about a big change in the province through projects of infrastructure and human development and for this a new and vibrant governor was needed.

Yasinzai was appointed as the governor of Balochistan by the president on the recommendation of the prime minister in October 2018.

The prime minister has reportedly decided about the new appointment and he would announce it soon. Enditem