Balochistan Assembly Approves 55 Demands for Grants

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2016: The Balochistan Assembly approved fifty one Demands Grants during second sitting in a same day (6th) of its 30th session on Saturday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

Following are some key observations of the House proceeding:

Members’ Participation

  • The Balochistan Assembly met for forty two minutes.
  • The sitting started at 1603 hours against scheduled time of 1600 hours.
  • Thirty-five (55%) lawmakers were present at the start and 45 (70%) at time of adjournment of sitting.
  • The Speaker chaired the entire sitting.
  • The post of Deputy Speaker is lying vacant.
  • The Chief Minister and the Leader of Opposition attended the entire sitting.
  • Parliamentary leaders of NP, JUI-F, PkMAP, PML-N, MWM, PML and ANP were present.
  • Two minority members attended the sitting.


  • The House approved 55 Demand for Grants of various government departments.

Order and Institutionalizations

  • One Point of Order consumed one minute of the proceeding.


  • ‘Orders of the Day’ was available to the legislators, observers and others.
  • Attendance of Members was not made public.

This daily factsheet is based on direct observation of the Balochistan Assembly proceeding conducted by Center for Peace and Development (CPD) – a member organization of FAFEN. Errors and omissions are excepted.