Balochistan Assembly meets for five minutes

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Quetta: The Balochistan Assembly witnessed one of its shortest sittings on Thursday when it met for five minutes in the presence of thirty-five lawmakers, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.

The Balochistan Assembly met for five minutes. The sitting started at 1150 hours against the scheduled time of 1100 hours. The Speaker presided over the entire sitting. The Chief Minister attended the entire sitting while the Opposition Leader was not present. Thirty-five lawmakers (54%) were present at the outset and at the end of sitting. Parliamentary leaders of PML, PkMAP, NP, PML-N and MWM were present. Two minority members also attended the sitting. Three members applied for leave.

Minister for Finance laid the Schedule of Authorized Expenditure 2017-18 and Authenticated Schedule of authorized expenditures for the year 2016-17. One minute was consumed on a point of order.

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