Balochistan Assembly Meets for Three Minutes

ISLAMABAD, June 26, 2016: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan met for only three minutes during last (7th) sitting of its 30th session on Sunday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

Following are some key observations of the House proceeding:

Members’ Participation

  • The Balochistan Assembly met for three minutes.
  • The sitting started at 1536 hours against scheduled time of 1500 hours.
  • Forty-one (64%) lawmakers were present at the start and the 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 sitting.
  • Parliamentary leaders of NP, JUI-F, PkMAP, PML-N, MWM, PML and ANP were present.
  • Two minority members attended the sitting.


  • The Chief Minister laid before the House the Schedule of Authorized Expenditure 2016-17 and the Supplementary Schedule of Authorized Expenditure 2015-16.


  • ‘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.