The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan
is one of the four provincial assemblies of Pakistan
, and the seat of the Government of Balochistan
. The Balochistan assembly is the unicameral
(single chamber) legislature of the province of Balochistan
. It was established under Article 106 of the Constitution of the Pakistan. The Assembly comprises 51 directly elected members
, representing constituencies from each district, as well as 11 seats reserved for women and 3 for non-Muslims.
The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan was constituted under a Presidential order in 1972. The first assembly session was held on May 2nd, 1972 with 21 members – one woman and twenty men.
Presiding over this first session were Mr. Muhammad Khan Barozai and Maulvi Shams Ud Din as Speaker and Deputy Speaker, respectively. Sardar Attaullah Mengal served as the first House Leader and Mr. Ghous Bakhsh Raisani as Opposition Leader.
Previously the Provincial Assembly met at the Shahi Jirga Hall (Town Hall).The foundation of the present Assembly building was laid in 1973 by the then Governor Mohammed Akbar Khan Bugti
. On his special instructions, the present design of the building was modeled on that of a ‘Gidaan’ (tent in Balochi). This unique building reflects the culture of Balochistan. The total area covered by the building is 12 hectares. Adjacent to the building, a hostel comprising of 66 rooms... Read More