FAFEN Parliament Monitor – Provincial Assembly of Balochistan 5th Session Report

The Balochistan Assembly amended the law on local government to pave way for holding the elections on party basis as the House debated the law and order situation in the province during the fifth session. Additionally, the House passed the Balochistan Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill 2013 which lays down the procedures for appointing managing director and reconstiting the board by amending the Balochistan Public Procurement Regulatory Authority Act-VIII 2009.

The eight-sitting session from August 16 to August 30 lasted for 20 hours and 32 minutes. On average, each sitting met for two hours and 34 minutes witnessing an average delay of 40 minutes.

Both the Chief Minister and the Leader of Opposition attended four sittings each during the session. The Speaker and Deputy Speaker each presided over the session for 41% of the session while the rest of the proceedings were chaired by a Panel of Chairpersons.

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