ISLAMABAD - After a strong opposition to the Governor's Rule in Balochistan by some of the allies of the government, political observers say that a new political set-up is being discussed and the Governor's Rule is expected to be lifted soon.

The JUI-F, ANP and BNP-Awami have openly expressed their opposition to the Governor’s Rule, and asked the federal government to allow the provincial assembly to elect a new leader of the house.

Sources said that Abdul Rehman Jamali and Mir Sadiq Umrani were out of the race and PPP deputy parliamentary leader Ali Madad Jattak had got a nod. He has obtained the support of the JUI-F, BNP-Awami and four other members and would be elected as chief minister after the Governor’s Rule is lifted.  The sources said that PPP Balochistan President Mir Sadiq Umrani could not get clearance, as certain cases were filed against him during the days of retired general Ziaul Haq for working against the security of the country.

In view of the new developments, the joint session of Parliament, which was convened on February 6 to get approval of the Governor’s Rule, has been cancelled. The sources further said the PPP government at the Centre was considering restoring the civilian set-up in Balochistan before the assemblies were dissolved.

Although the sources said that after the imposition of the Governor’s Rule, the situation in Balochistan had started showing improvement, the government did not want to annoy its allies and would be willing to install a civilian government for the remaining four to five weeks and after the dissolution of provincial assembly a caretaker set-up be put in place.