Balochistan PA Session Marked by Low Interest of Lawmakers

Deputy Speaker’s Post Lying Vacant Since December 2015 ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2017: The 44th session of the Balochistan Assembly passed seven resolutions amidst low attendance of the lawmakers throughout the session, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session, comprising five sittings, started on September 11, 2017 and concluded on September 21, 2017. On average, each sitting started…

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Six Resolutions, Passes Two Bills

Leader of the House remains absent throughout 43rd session Points of Order consume eight percent of the proceedings Deputy Speaker office lying vacant since December 2015 ISLAMABAD, 31 August 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan adopted six resolutions and passed two government bills during four-sitting session held between August 22 and August 30, 2017, observes…

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Balochistan Assembly: 38% Lawmakers Stay Mum during Budget Debate

Balochistan Lawmakers Contribution to Budget Debate Remains High as Compared to Other Assemblies All Female Lawmakers Take Part in Budget Debate ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2017: The Balochistan Assembly passed the Finance Bill 2017 during its 42nd session following debates by nearly 62 percent of the lawmakers, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its…

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4th Year: Balochistan Assembly Witnesses Decline in Legislative Productivity

Six Members Remain Silent for Entire Assembly Year ISLAMABAD, May 28, 2017: The 10th Provincial Assembly of Balochistan witnessed improvement in the assembly performance in terms of working longer hours during fourth parliamentary year than the previous year, however, it could not excel in legislative productivity as it was reduced to less than half of…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Three Bills, Adopts Four Resolutions

Points of Order consume 18% of proceedings Deputy Speaker office lying vacant since December 2015 ISLAMABAD, 23 May 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan passed three bills and adopted four resolutions during 40th session that spanned over five sittings held between May 10 and May 20, 2017. With the conclusion of this session, the Provincial…

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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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