Quetta: Newly elected Chief Minister of Balochistan Quddus Bizenjo has been criticized for being elected as CM while only scoring 1.18 percent of registered voters in 2013 general elections.
Quddus Bizenjo was elected CM of Balochistan on Saturday after the office of CM was declared vacant on 9th January owing to the resignation of Sanaullah Zehri.
Quddus Bizenjo contested elections for the provincial assembly seat from Awaran which is called PB-44. In those elections the total number of registered voters in PB-44 was 57,666 and only 672 valid votes were casted. Quddus Bizenjo won the elections was scoring 544 votes in that election. Votes of Bizenjo make up a mere 1.18 percent of total registered votes of PB-44 in 2013.
As soon as the name of Quddus Bizenjo was confirmed as a candidate for CM of Balochistan, people criticized his choice as CM owing to the low percentage of votes bagged by him in 2013.
Detractors argued that scoring 1.18 percent of the registered votes does not make him a representative of the people of that constituency. They said that the low margin of votes bagged by Bizenjo does not make him a democratically elected CM of Balochistan.
— Waleed Bizenjo (@Bizenjo) January 13, 2018
— Saleem Javed (@mSaleemJaved) January 13, 2018
Bizenjo who won his seat with only 25 verified votes is our new CM. https://t.co/nLlnssR0k1
— Brashna Kasi (@Brashnaa) January 13, 2018
Lowest vote as MPA, highest position even if it is for five months. Quďos Bizenjò is there with a purpose.
— Mazhar Abbas (@MazharAbbasGEO) January 13, 2018
In 2013 General Elections, Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo won the PB-41 seat. He secured 544 votes in a constituency where there were 57,666 registered voters. Well, he is the new Chief Minister of Baluchistan.#JustSomePakistaniThings pic.twitter.com/ufDkN2SFKA
— SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) January 13, 2018
“Democracy is highly over-rated”
— Arsalan Taj Ghumman (@ArsalanGhumman) January 13, 2018
BREAKING: Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo elected the new CM#Balochistan. Secured 41 votes. Bizenjo has elected from (PB41 Awaran) had secured 544 votes in total 57,666 registered votes. The turnout was 1.18 per cent which makes it one of the lowest turnout constituencies in Pakistan
— Islamuddin Sajid (@islamudinsajid) January 13, 2018
2013: Abdul Malik becomes CM Balochistan, elected MP with 4539 votes
2015: Sanaullah Zehri becomes CM, elected MP with 9431 votes
2018: Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo leads grp to remove Zehri, under consideration for next CM, elected MP with only 544 votes. #DemocracyUnderConstruction pic.twitter.com/S8kc29fI2u
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) January 9, 2018