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Coalition Cabinet

QUETTA: A three-member tripartite coalition Government of Baluchistan, with Jam Mir Ghulam Qadir Khan of Lasbela as Chief Minister, was sworn in at a simple ceremony held in Governor`s House here today [April 27]. The Provincial Governor, Nawab Mohammad Akbar Khan Bugti, administered the oath of office. Besides Jam Mir Ghulam Q adir ... who belongs to the Q ayyum Muslim League, the other two members of the new Cabinet who took the oath are Mir Yousuf Ali Khan Magsi of the Pakistan People`s Party and Syed Mohammad Hassan Shah of the Jamiate Ulema-i-Islam.

Governor Bugti ... told newsmen that he was satisfied that they enjoyed the support of the majority in the House and, therefore, he invited Jam Sahib to form the Cabinet.

[Meanwhile, as also reported from Quetta,] leaders of the Opposition parties have reaffirmed in unequivocal terms that, under the banner of the United Democratic Front, they would strive hard to protect the country`s integrity, and achieve what they called the democratic rights of the people. The UDF leaders, who were addressing a huge public meeting ... held the unanimous view that Pakistan was the creation of democracy and it was only through real democracy that it could be sustained. Staff Correspondent