Seasoned politician Mir Ali Mardan Domki has taken the oath as the caretaker chief minister of Balochistan during a ceremony held at the Governor House in Quetta on Friday.
Balochistan Governor Malik Abdul Wali Khan Kakar administered the oath to Domki.
The oath-taking ceremony was attended by various prominent political and social figures, including federal ministers and other dignitaries. The event marked the formal swearing-in of Domki after his nomination was approved by a parliamentary committee.
Domki was nominated with a consensus by outgoing Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo and Leader of the Opposition Malik Sikandar Kakar.
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The nomination came on the heels of a meeting between Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar, former Balochistan CM Jam Kamal and Domki. Kamal and Domki called on the interim PM in Islamabad earlier on Tuesday.
On August 12, Balochistan Governor Malik Abdul Wali Kakar dissolved the provincial assembly on the advice of CM Bizenjo.
Reportedly, Domki belongs to Lahri area of Balochistan. He is son of politician Mir Hazor Bakhsh Domki, who served as a senator between 1975 and 1977. Domki did his Masters in Sociology from Allama Iqbal University (AIOU) Islamabad and has served as Tehsil Nazim Lahri and District Nazim Sibi.
Domki was born on October 13, 1972. His brother Dostin Domki has been a member of the Balochistan Assembly and also served as a minister of state.
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