2018 Balochistan provincial election

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2018 Balochistan provincial election

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All 65 seats in the Provincial Assembly
33 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Turnout45.27% (Increase3.47pp)[1]
  First party Second party Third party
  Balochistan Awami Party Flag.jpg Flag of MMA.svg Flag of BNP.svg
Leader Jam Kamal Khan Maulana Noorullah Akhtar Mengal
Leader's seat Lasbela-II Killa Saifullah Khuzdar-III
Last election New Party 8 seats, 15.80% 2 seats, 6.19%
Seats won 24 10 10
Seat change Increase 24 Increase 2 Increase 8
Popular vote 446,795 261,742 126,854
Percentage 24.44 15.28 9.04
Swing new Decrease0.52 Increase 2.85

  Fourth party
  Flag of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.svg
Leader Yar Muhammad Rind
Party PTI
Leader's seat Kachhi-cum-Mastung
Last election 0 seats, 1.86%
Seats won 7
Seat change Increase 7
Popular vote 109,757
Percentage 6.05
Swing Increase4.19

Balochistan Provincial Election 2018 map.png
Map of Balochistan Showing Assembly Constituencies and Winning parties

Chief Minister before election

Abdul Quddus Bizenjo

Elected Chief Minister

Jam Kamal Khan

Provincial elections were held in the Pakistani province of Balochistan on 25 July 2018.[2][3] Newly formed Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) emerged as the largest party by winning 24 seats followed by Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal who won 10 seats. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf won 7 seats for the very first time.


The 2013 elections resulted in a hung assembly, before Pakistan Muslim League (N), National Party, and Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party joined hands to form a coalition government.[4] A power-sharing agreement was also brokered between PML-N and NP where the province's Chief Ministership tenure would be bifurcated between the two parties. In consequence, NP's Abdul Malik Baloch served as chief minister from 2013 to 2015 before he was replaced by PML-N's Sanaullah Khan Zehri at the end of 2015.[5][6]

However, Zehri couldn't complete his term as on 2 January 2018, a number of dissident members from the ruling PML-N colluded with opposition lawmakers to submit a no-confidence motion against him. Seeing that he has lost the majority of the house's support in the ensuing turmoil, Zehri resigned from his post before a no-confidence vote could take place.[7] Pakistan Muslim League (Q)'s, Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, an opposition lawmaker and one of the leaders of the no-confidence bloc, was elected as the province's 15th Chief Minister. He secured 41 of the 65 votes.[8][9]

This in-house change was also important in the lead-up to the 2018 Senate elections as the bloc managed to secure 6 of the 12 seats for the province, with no seat for PML-N.[10] Further down the line, the group was also successful in making an alliance with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Peoples Party for the election of the Senate chairman, leading to their combined candidate from Balochistan, Sadiq Sanjrani, being elected to the post.[11]

On 29 March 2018, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar and Saeed Hashmi, with the support of Bizenjo, launched a new political party by the name of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP). It was composed of independent candidates, dissident PML-N lawmakers as well as PML-Q members [12][13]

Pre-election violence[edit]

On 13 July, a suicide bombing killed at least 131 people including BAP candidate for Balochistan Assembly, Nawabzada Siraj Raisani and over 200 injured.[14]


24 11 10 7 4 3 2 1 1 1

Party wise[edit]

Party Votes Seats
General Women Non-Muslims Total +/−
No. % Contested Won Independents joined Total
Balochistan Awami Party 444,257 24.44 49 15 4 19 4 1 24 New
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal 277,659 15.28 47 8 0 8 2 1 11 New
Balochistan National Party (Mengal) 164,288 9.04 40 7 0 7 2 1 10 Increase8
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf 109,757 6.05 38 6 0 6 1 0 7 Increase7
Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party 118,083 6.50 25 1 0 1 0 0 1 Decrease13
Balochistan National Party (Awami) 68,925 3.79 26 2 0 2 1 0 3 Increase3
Jamhoori Wattan Party 28,313 1.56 12 1 0 1 0 0 1 Increase1
Awami National Party 49,595 2.73 22 3 0 3 1 0 4 Increase3
Pakistan Muslim League (N) 28,065 1.54 20 1 0 1 0 0 1 Decrease11
Hazara Democratic Party 12,803 0.70 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 Increase2
Pakistan People's Party 56,095 3.09 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 Steady
National Party 89,168 4.91 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 Decrease10
Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan 10,816 0.59 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 New
Other Parties 51,480 2.83 111 0 0
Independents 308,083 16.95 476 4 - 0 0
Valid Votes 1,817,387 95.67 943 50 50 11 3 64
Rejected votes 82,178 4.33
Total Votes Polled 1,899,565 100
Registered voters/Turnout 4,194,243 45.29 Election was postponed in PP-35 Mastung[15]
Source: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)[16][17]

Constituency wise[edit]

Constituency Party Member
PB-1 (Musakhel-cum-Sherani) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Sardar Babar Khan Musakhel
PB-2 (Zhob) Independent Mitha Khan Kakar
PB-3 (Killa Saifullah) Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Maulana Noorullah
PB-4 (Loralai) Balochistan Awami Party Muhammad Khan Toor Utmankhail
PB-5 (Dukki) Independent Sardar Masood Ali Khan Luni
PB-6 (Ziarat-cum-Harnai) Balochistan Awami Party Noor Muhammad Dummar
PB-7 (Sibbi-cum-Lehri) Balochistan Awami Party Mir Sarfraz Chakar Domki
PB-8 (Barkhan) Independent Sardar Abdul Rehman Khetran
PB-9 (Kohlu) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Mir Naseebullah Khan
PB-10 (Dera Bugti) Jamhoori Wattan Party Gohram Bugti
PB-11 (Nasirabad-I) Balochistan Awami Party Mir Sikandar Ali
PB-12 (Nasirabad-II) Balochistan Awami Party Muhammad Khan Lehri
PB-13 (Jafarabad-I) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Umar Khan Jamali
PB-14 (Jafarabad-II) Balochistan Awami Party Jan Mohammad Jamali
PB-15 (Sohbatpur) Balochistan Awami Party Mir Saleem Ahmed Khoso
PB-16 (Jhal Magsi-cum-Kachhi) Balochistan Awami Party Nawabzada Tariq Magsi
PB-17 (Kachhi-cum-Mastung) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Yar Muhammad Rind
PB-18 (Pishin-I) Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Abdul Wahid Siddique
PB-19 (Pishin-II) Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Asghar Ali Tareen
PB-20 (Pishin-III) Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Sayed Muhammad Fazal Agha
PB-21 (Killa Abdullah-I) Awami National Party Zmrak Khan
PB-22 (Killa Abdullah-II) Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Muhammad Nawaz Khan Kakar
PB-23 (Killa Abdullah-III) Awami National Party Asghar Khan Achakzai
PB-24 (Quetta-I) Awami National Party Malik Naeem Khan Bazai
PB-25 (Quetta-II) Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Malik Sikandar Khan
PB-26 (Quetta-III) Hazara Democratic Party Qadir Nayel
PB-27 (Quetta-IV) Hazara Democratic Party Abdul Khaliq Hazara
PB-28 (Quetta-V) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Muhammad Mobeen Khan
PB-29 (Quetta-VI) Balochistan National Party (Mengal) Mir Akhtar Hussain Langau
PB-30 (Quetta-VII) Balochistan National Party (Mengal) Ahmed Nawaz Baloch
PB-31 (Quetta-VIII) Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party Nasrullah Khan Bareach
PB-32 (Quetta-IX) Balochistan National Party (Mengal) Malik Naseer Ahmed Shahwani
PB-33 (Nushki) Balochistan National Party (Mengal) Babu Muhammad Rahim Mengal
PB-34 (Chagai) Independent Muhammad Arif
PB-35 (Mastung) Independent Aslam Raisani
PB-36 (Shaheed Sikandarabad) Independent Mir Naimatullah Zehri
PB-37 (Kalat) Balochistan Awami Party Mir Ziaullah Zehri
PB-38 (Khuzdar-I) Pakistan Muslim League (N) Sanaullah Zehri
PB-39 (Khuzdar-II) Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Mir Younus Aziz Zehri
PB-40 (Khuzdar-III) Balochistan National Party (Mengal) Mir Muhammad Akbar Mengal
PB-41 (Washuk) Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Mir Zabid Ali Reki
PB-42 (Kharan) Balochistan National Party (Mengal) Sanaullah Baloch
PB-43 (Panjgur) Balochistan National Party (Awami) Asadullah
PB-44 (Awaran-cum-Panjgur) Balochistan Awami Party Abdul Quddus Bizenjo
PB-45 (Kech-I) Balochistan Awami Party Zahoor Ahmed Buledi
PB-46 (Kech-II) Balochistan National Party (Awami) Syed Ehsan Shah
PB-47 (Kech-III) Balochistan Awami Party Abdul Rauf Rind
PB-48 (Kech-IV) Balochistan Awami Party Akbar Askani
PB-49 (Lasbela-I) Balochistan Awami Party Sardar Muhammad Saleh Bhotani
PB-50 (Lasbela-II) Balochistan Awami Party Jam Kamal Khan
PB-51 (Gwadar) Balochistan National Party (Mengal) Mir Hamal Kalmati
Reserved for women Balochistan Awami Party Rubaba Khan Buledi
Balochistan Awami Party Laila Tareen
Balochistan Awami Party Mah Jabeen Sharan
Balochistan Awami Party Bushra Rind
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Bano Khalil Ahmed
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Zubeda Dakhtarullah
Balochistan National Party (Mengal) Zeenat Shahwani
Balochistan National Party (Mengal) Shakeela Naveed
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Fareeda Bibi
Awami National Party Shahina Kakar
Balochistan National Party (Awami) Mastoora Bibi
Reserved for minorities Balochistan Awami Party Danesh Kumar
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal Sham Lal
Balochistan National Party (Mengal) Titus Johnson

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "General polls 2018 would be held on July 25: sources". Dunya News. 22 May 2018.
  3. ^ Samaa Web Desk. "Govt to complete its term; elections to be held in July 2018: PM".
  4. ^ Zafar, Muhammad (18 May 2013). "Balochistan politics: PML-N, PkMAP, National Party to form coalition govt". The Express Tribune.
  5. ^ Shah, Syed Ali (8 June 2013). "Unopposed, Dr Abdul Malik Baloch elected CM Balochistan". Dawn.
  6. ^ "PML-N's Sanaullah Zehri elected CM Balochistan". The News International. 24 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Balochistan CM Zehri quits to avoid no-trust vote - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 9 January 2018. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  8. ^ Shah, Syed Ali (13 January 2018). "Balochistan Assembly votes Bizenjo in as new CM". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Balochistan Assembly elects Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo as provincial chief minister". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  10. ^ Khan, Iftikhar. "PML-N gains Senate control amid surprise PPP showing". Dawn.
  11. ^ Chaudhry, Fahad (2018-03-12). "PML-N defeated: Opposition candidates Sanjrani, Mandviwalla take Senate's top slots". Dawn. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  12. ^ "Independents, PML-N dissidents launch new political party in Balochistan". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  13. ^ Shah, Syed Ali (29 March 2018). "PML-N dissidents, independents launch 'Balochistan Awami Party'". Dawn.
  14. ^ Bureau, News Nation (13 July 2018). "Pakistan Bombing: 128 killed, over 200 injured in deadly attack at Mastung rally; IS claims responsibility". newsnation.in. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  15. ^ "Election 2018: Constituencies where election has been postponed". Dunya News. Retrieved 2022-08-02.
  16. ^ "Election Results - Election Pakistan - Elections in Pakistan". Election Pakistan. Retrieved 2022-08-01.
  17. ^ "Registered voters and total votes polled" (PDF).