Balochistan Assembly Witnesses Presentation of Budget 2017-18

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2017: The Government of Balochistan presented the Budget Statement for year 2017-18 and the Supplementary Budget Statement for 2016-17 in the Provincial Assembly on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet.

Following are key observations of the House proceedings during first sitting of the 42nd session:

Members’ Participation

  • The Balochistan Assembly met for an hours and 31 minutes.
  • The sitting started at 1638 hours against the scheduled time of 1600 hours.
  • The Speaker presided over the entire sitting.
  • The Chief Minister and the Opposition Leader attended the entire proceedings.
  • Forty-one lawmakers (63%) were present at the outset and 58 (89%) at the adjournment of sitting.
  • Parliamentary leaders of PML-N, MWM, JUI-F, PKMAP, ANP, PML and NP were present.
  • Three minority members also attended the sitting.
  • One member applied for leave.


  • The Advisor to Chief Minister on Finance presented the Annual Budget Statement for the year 2017-2018 and the Supplementary Budget Statement for the year 2016-2017 in the House consuming an hour and 24 minutes of the proceedings.


  • ‘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 proceedings conducted by Center for Peace and Development (CPD) – a member organization of FAFEN. Errors and omissions are excepted.