Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Budget 2021-22: Opposition lawmakers hold sit-in outside Balochistan Assembly

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QUETTA: In a bid to stop the provincial finance minister from presenting the budget, opposition’s lawmakers held a sit-in outside the Balochistan Assembly on Friday, ARY News reported.

According to the details, women legislators belonging to the opposition parties staged a sit-in outside the provincial assembly and refused to give way despite many requests by the administration.

The atmosphere turned tense after the opposition’s lawyers stopped the assistant commissioner from entering the provincial assembly.

Clashes erupted between the police and the opposition lawmaker when Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan arrived at the assembly. The opposition MPA’s were of the view that they will not let the budget session to be held.

Mean while the opposition lawmakers locked all four gates of the provincial assembly to prevent the budget session from taking place. However, the chief minister and few other ministers managed to enter the assembly. MPA Abdul Wahid Siddique injured during the clashes with police and was shifted to the hospital, said sources.

Read More: Opposition announces to surround Balochistan Assembly today

Earlier today, the opposition parties had announced to surround Balochistan Assembly building on the eve of provincial budget session scheduled to be held today (Friday).

The opposition parties alliance was observing a sit-in outside the provincial assembly for last four days for ignoring their proposals in the upcoming budget.

The budget session of the provincial assembly was set to take place at 4 pm today. Following the announcement of the opposition leaders, the roads going to the provincial assembly have been completely sealed by placing containers.

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