The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan is a unicameral legislature of elected representatives of the province of Balochistan, and is located in Quetta, the capital of the province. It was set up by Article 106 of the Constitution of Pakistan. The Assembly of Balochistan 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. Jam Kamal Khan is the Leader of the House in the Assembly of Balochistan while Malik Sikandar Khan is the current Leader of the Opposition.
The role of the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan
Represent the will of the people especially the masses of the province,
Make new provincial laws and amend existing laws of the Province for the welfare and well-being of the people,
Approve taxes and making provincial budget for every fiscal year,
Hold the government to account and debate on day to day issues of the country in general and of the province in particular.
After the 18th Amendment, the Assembly of Balochistan has been empowered to legislate and take decision on all matters except the subjects in the Federal Legislative List. This list includes subjects such as Defense, Foreign Affairs, Nationality, Currency, Nuclear Energy Etc. For details, please see fourth schedule of Constitution of Pakistan.
The Provincial Government of Balochistan cannot make new laws or introduce new taxes until approval of the august Assembly of Balochistan is sought.
Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo
A Pakistani politician who is the current Speaker of the Assembly of Balochistan, in office since August 2018. He has been a member of the Assembly of Balochistan since November 2002.
Sardar Babar Khan
A Pakistani politician who is the current Deputy Speaker of the Assembly of Balochistan, in office since August 2018. He has been a member of the Assembly of Balochistan since August 2018.