Balochistan Assembly witnesses presentation of budget

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Quetta: 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.

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.

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