Can Balochistan Governer Do The Job After Hazara Deaths Forced Raisani Off Stage?
This is an open question as he has not been a very effective figure in the past. Given the fact that governor rule will last just 60 days & than care taker interim government will take over to conduct the general elections, in essence Mr Zulfiqar Magsi has less than 60 days to make any impact.
I very much doubt that anything will happen in these 60 days as he is not in charge because of design but because of an accident which has left Quetta & whole of Pakistan in absolute shock.
The nationalist elements in the province who are presiding over a dying insurgency may want to take advantage of this situation but that is also very unlikely to succeed as government of Mr Raisani was not actually very competent any way and Frontier Constabulary was dealing with the insurgents directly without any oversight by Mr Raisani in most of the cases.
Whole of Balochistan is looking forward to the elections which will bring in the actual Baloch leadership into power. Mengals have the best chance of forming the government with the help of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN).
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