Balochistan Assembly: Budget session prorogued

June 28, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Quetta: Balochistan Assembly’s budget session was prorogued on Friday as the house also passed the Balochistan Services Tribunal Bill 2013. The passed bill seeks amendments in sections of the Balochistan Service Tribunals Act 1974 and introduces new sections to give the tribunal’s chairman “authority for all the administrative, disciplinary and financial matters of the Balochistan Service Tribunal”. It also repeals the Balochistan Service Tribunals (Amendment) Ordinance 2013 (Balochistan Ordinance No. III 2013).

The sitting, chaired by the Deputy Speaker, was attended by 23 lawmakers. Chief Minister and the Provincial Minister for Finance were also present during the sitting that lasted 12 minutes. The sitting started at 1044 hours against the scheduled starting time of 1030 hours, witnessing a delay of 14 minutes. Deputy Speaker chaired the sitting. The Speaker was not present. The Leader of the Opposition did not attend the sitting.

Twenty three members including three minority members attended the sitting.