Balochistan Assembly takes up entire agenda

ISLAMABAD, November 22, 2021: The Balochistan Assembly took up entire agenda and adopted a resolution on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet.

Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second sitting of the 47th session: 

 Members’ Participation

  • The House met for an hour and 13 minutes.
  • The sitting started at 05:22 pm against the scheduled time of 03:00 pm.
  • The deputy speaker presided over the entire sitting in the absence of speaker.
  • The leader of the house attended the sitting for 40 minutes.
  • The leader of the opposition was present during the entire proceedings.
  • As many as 20 (31%) lawmakers were present at the outset and 13 (20%) at the adjournment of the sitting.
  • The parliamentary leaders of PkMAP, JWP, MMAP, BNP-M, BAP and PNP attended the sitting.
  • One minority lawmaker was present.


  • The House adopted a resolution to condemn attack on Secretary General ANP Mian Iftikhar Hussain and demanded fool proof security for him.
  • The House passed the Balochistan Public Private Partnership Bill, 2021 while another bill the Balochistan Institute of Child Health Services Quetta Bill, 2021 was withdrawn.
  • Minister for planning and development laid a statutory report in the House.

Representation and Responsiveness 

  • The House took up all eight questions during the question hour while lawmakers asked five supplementary questions as well.
  • Minister for mines and minerals responded to a calling attention notice regarding transfers of 20 employees from Hyderabad to mines area of Shahrag.

 Order and Institutionalization

  • Six lawmakers spoke on points of order for 18 minutes which were regarding law and order situation in the province..
  • The House was adjourned to meet again on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 03:00 pm.


  • ‘Orders of the Day’ was available to the legislators, observers and others.
  • The attendance of lawmakers was not 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