ISLAMABAD: The Balochistan Assembly passed the Balochistan Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Bill 2014 on Saturday.
The provincial assembly passed a total of six bills and adopted two resolutions in the session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The other bills passed during the session included Balochistan Chief Minister and Provincial Ministers Salaries, Allowances and Privileges (Amendment) Bill 2014; the Balochistan Speaker and Deputy Speaker’s Salaries, Allowances and Privileges (Amendment) Bill 2014; the Balochistan Assembly Members Salaries, Allowances and Privileges (Amendment) Bill 2014; Balochistan Coastal Development Authority (Amendment) Act, 2014 and Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University (Amendment) Bill, 2014.
Four bills were passed unanimously, while lawmakers belonging to opposition parties opposed the Balochistan Domestic Violence Prevention and Protection Bill, 2014, terming it being in contrast with the tribal norms of society. The speaker directed the government to table the Balochistan Service Commission (Amendment) Bill again in a later sitting after addressing the reservations of the opposition members.
A resolution, jointly sponsored by two PML-N legislators, calling upon the government to take preventive measures for flood control in Dera Allah Yar, Sohbat Pur and Osta Muhammad, was taken up by the House and adopted subsequently. Moreover, an adjournment motion on the transfer of PTCL employees was merged into a resolution, relating to the reopening of a telephone exchange in Barkhan District, and was adopted unanimously.
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