Balochistan PA: Role of Standing Committees Remain Weak in Legislative Process

No Private Member’s Bill Introduced in 10th Balochistan Assembly Governance Issues Top Priority in Legislation The committees in the Parliamentary democracies are considered as eyes and ears of the legislature. Their role is important to oversee and monitor the working of various ministries of the government and much of the House business is handled through…

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Treasury Introduces Govt. Oversight Amendments in Balochistan Assembly

Assembly passes legislative proposal to protect children from violence during 35th Session Lawmakers call for equal rights for minority employees The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan witnessed introduction of important amendments to the Rules of Procedure and adoption of eight resolutions on various issues, including provision of equal rights for minorities working in government departments, says…

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34th Session: Balochistan Assembly Skips Question Hour, Disqualifies Minority Member

Leader of the Opposition, Parliamentary Leaders of BNP and NP Remain Absent Throughout the Session The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan passed two government bills and adopted four resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers during its 34th session. The other highlights of the session include disqualification of a Minority Member and skipping of Question Hour due…

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Deputy Speaker slot lying vacant for seven months

Balochistan PA Takes Up Issues of Public Interest Session marked by low attendance of lawmakers The Balochistan Assembly debated critical issues of energy, governance, health and agriculture during its 31st session and adopted four resolutions to bring about improvement in these sectors, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Session Report based on…

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43% Lawmakers Remain Inactive During Budget Session

Low interest of lawmakers was witnessed during the Budget session (30th) of the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan as 28 members (43%) did not participate in the general discussion on budget, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report. Among twenty five male and three female inactive members, fourteen belonged to PML-N followed…

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Provincial Assembly of the Balochistan: Annual Report 2015 – 2016

The 10th Balochistan Assembly passed 19 treasury-backed bills and adopted 46 resolutions that mostly sought improved governance and economic development in the province. However, no private member bill/legislative proposal was introduced in the House that showed lack of interest both by the treasury and the opposition members in bringing legislation pieces. Keeping in view the…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor 28th Session Report of Balochistan Assembly

The Balochistan Assembly adopted nine resolutions, witnessed as many walkouts amid low attendance during its 28th session consuming almost 69% of the session’s time, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Session Report based on direct observation of the Provincial Assembly’s proceedings.

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor 27th Session Report of Balochistan Assembly

25 MPAs remain inactive during 27th session of Balochistan Assembly ISLAMABAD:  Twenty-five lawmakers did not take part in any of the proceedings during 27th session of the Balochistan Assembly that adopted 10 resolutions and passed one bill amid low attendance, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Session Report. The session, comprising seven…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor 26th Session Report of Balochistan Assembly

30 MPAs remain inactive during 26th session of Balochistan Assembly ISLAMABAD:  Thirty lawmakers did not take part in proceeding of 26th session of the Balochistan Assembly which adopted 11 resolutions and passed two bills amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Session Report. The session, comprising four sittings,…

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