Balochistan Assembly Introduces ‘Zero Hour’ to Debate Public Importance Matters

Passes Government Bill, Adopts Four Resolutions in Six Sittings Office of Deputy Speaker Lying Vacant Since December 2015 ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan amended its Rules of Procedure and Privileges by introducing last half an hour of the proceedings “Zero Hour” to address matters of public importance. It also passed a…

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Committee Approves Executive Oversight Tool in Balochistan Assembly Rules

House adopts five resolutions in six sitting Seat of Deputy Speaker lying vacant since December 2013 Chief Minister remains absent throughout the session ISLAMABAD: The Provincial Assembly (PA) of Balochistan adopted five resolutions and witnessed presentation of standing committee’s report that approved introduction of Call Attention Notice and constitution of sub-committees in Assembly rules. The…

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100% Women Participation in Balochistan Assembly Business

100% Women Participation in Balochistan Assembly Business

No female representation in Provincial Cabinet Quetta, March 12, 2017: The women lawmakers contributed 16% agenda of Balochistan Assembly during last 44 months while all women lawmakers participated in the proceedings, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Sunday in a report on Performance of Balochistan Assembly’s Women Legislators during the period between June…

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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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