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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FAFEN Parliament Monitor 25th Session Report of Balochistan Assembly

The passage of bill  against harassment of women at workplaces, adoption of two separate resolutions demanding provision of jobs  in federal public departments as per allocated quota, swift action for facility of Information Technology in the province, presence of  new cabinet members in the House along with Chief Minister were the main highlights of the …

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor 22nd Session Report of Balochistan Assembly

The 22nd Session of the Balochistan Assembly remained heavily focused on the need for greater efforts by the provincial government to stir economic growth in the province through fiscal and non-fiscal measures for creating conductive business environment for investors and traders. Relaxation in levies and easy access to trade routes in the province were some…

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Balochistan PA Passes Eight Bills, Adopts Five Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, October 13, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly passed eight government bills and adopted five resolutions amid low attendance and participation of lawmakers during the 21th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its report based on direct observation of the House.

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor: Annual Report of Balochistan Assembly (June 1, 2013 – May 31, 2014)

The 10th Balochistan Assembly witnessed a prolific first parliamentary year with the passage of 21 treasury-backed bills, including landmark legislation on domestic violence, education and rehabilitation of victims of terrorism. The House adopted 59 resolutions mostly seeking improved governance and economic development in the province. Impressively, 97 percent of the legislators participated in the House proceedings.

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Senate Session Marked by 6 Walkouts; Two Ordinances Tabled

ISLAMABAD, October 31, 2014: The Senate witnessed introduction of two ordinances aimed to facilitate the conduct of local government elections, six walkouts and absence of the Prime Minister during the 108th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network in its preliminary report based on direct observation. Three legislations − a private member’s bill and two ordinances − appeared on the session’s agenda. Both ordinances − the Electoral Rolls (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 and the Delimitation of Constituencies (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 − were introduced in the House while a private member’s bill seeking to revise powers, immunities and privileges of parliamentarians was withdrawn by the mover.

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