Balochistan Assembly passes three govt. bills

ISLAMABAD, April 16, 2022: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan passed three government bills and adopted one resolution on Saturday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.

Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the fourth sitting of 52nd session:

Members’ Participation

  • The House met for an hour and 35 minutes.
  • The sitting started at 02:30 pm against the scheduled time of 01:00 pm.
  • A member of panel of chairpersons presided over the entire proceedings in the absence of speaker and the deputy speaker.
  • The leader of the house (chief minister) and the leader of the opposition did not attend the sitting.
  • As many as 12 (18 percent) legislators were present at the start and 14 (22 percent) at the end of the sitting.
  • The parliamentary leaders of PkMAP, BNP-A, HDP and BNP-M attended the sitting.
  • All three minority members were absent.


  • The House passed three government bills which included the Bibi Asmat Malik Memorial Hospital Khudabadan Panjgur Bill, 2022, the Shaheed Nawabzada Sikandar Jan Zehri Memorial Hospital Bill, 2022 and the University of Makran Bill, 2022.
  • Tabled by a PkMAP lawmaker, the House adopted a resolution condemning attack on Punjab Assembly’s Deputy Speaker Sardar Dost Muhammad Mazari in the House.

Order and Institutionalization

  • Twelve lawmakers spoke on points of order for an hour and seven minutes which were related to highhandedness of security personnel with people in Lokandi and non-commencement of construction work at Sadiq Shaheed ground in Quetta.
  • Lawmakers belonging to BNP-M staged token walkout against the highhandedness of security personnel with people in Lokandi.
  • The House was adjourned to meet again on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 01:00 pm.


  • ‘List of Business’ was available to the legislators, observers and others.
  • The attendance of lawmakers was available to the observers and media.

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