Provincial Assembly of Balochistan
|Provincial Assembly of Balochistan
صوبائی اسمبلی بلوچستان
|Provincial Assembly of Balochistan|
Since 24 December 2015
|51 members are elected by Direct Election
11 seats reserved for women
3 seats reserved for religious minorities
|11 May 2013|
|Balochistan Assembly Building, Quetta|
The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan is one of the four provincial assemblies of Pakistan. The Balochistan assembly is the unicameral (single chamber) legislature of the province of Balochistan. It was set up by Article 106 of the Constitution of the Pakistan. The Assembly has 51 directly elected Members of the Provincial Assembly, representing constituencies from each district, as well as 11 seats reserved for women and 3 for non-Muslims.
The most recent election in Balochistan was 2013. Turnout was 43% of registered votes according to the Provincial Election Commission, much lower in Baloch areas such as Kech, Panjgur, Awaran "because of a strike call given by the Baloch National Front". The Express Tribune called the turnout "record", despite threats of violence by Balouchistan nationalist militants, while another source (defense.pk) said that in some districts (PB-41, Awaran), turnout was as low as 1.18% and "only 22 candidates could obtain more than 10,000 votes in Balochistan" (the districts mentioned had as few as 32,000 and as many as 75,000 registered voters). According to journalist Malik Siraj Akbar, "most" Baloch voters boycotted the 2013 general election "on the call of the separatist groups".
List of speakers
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|Name of Speaker||Entered Office||Left Office||Political Party|
|Sardar Muhammad Khan Barozoi||02-05-1972||06-12-1976||NAP|
|Al-Haj Mir Jam Ghulam Qadir Khan||06-12-1976||05-07-1977||NAP|
|Muhammad Sarwar Khan Kakar||06-04-1985||02-12-1988|
|Sardar Muhammad Khan Barozoi||02-12-1988||04-02-1989||PPP|
|Mehr Muhammad Akram Baloch||05-02-1989||24-04-1990||BNA|
|Mir Zahoor Hussain Khan Khosa||31-05-1990||17-11-1990||BNA|
|Malik Sikandar Khan Advocate||17-11-1990||19-10-1993||JUI-F|
|Abdul Waheed Baloch||19-10-1993||21-02-1997||BNM|
|Mir Abdul Jabbar Khan||21-02-1997||12-10-1999||JWP|
|Jamal Shah Kakar||29-11-2002||08-04-2008||MMA|
|Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani||24-12-2015||current||PML-N|
- Constitution of Pakistan
- Gishkori, Zahid (May 28, 2013). "Despite threats, Balochistan saw record turnout in polls". Dawn.com. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- Shahid, Saleem (May 12, 2013). "Turnout in Balochistan estimated at 35 to 40pc". Dawn.com. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- KHAN, IFTIKHAR A.; ALI, KALBE (May 17, 2013). "Balochistan miracle: 544 votes enough for PA seat". Dawn.com. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- Akbar, Malik Siraj (17 May 2015). "Betrayal in Balochistan". The World Post. Retrieved 25 June 2015.