QUETTA: Capt. (Retired) Abdul Khaliq Achakzai, candidate of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), and Ms. Ghazala Gola, candidate of Pakistan Peoples’ Party, were elected speaker and deputy speaker respectively unopposed to the Balochistan Assembly on Thursday.

            The 12th elected Balochistan Assembly is poised to take its oath on February 28th, marking a momentous occasion in the province’s political landscape. This inaugural session will officially usher in a new era of governance and legislative activity. The Assembly will comprise 65 members, directly elected from 51 constituencies. Additionally, women will be represented through eleven designated seats.

243 million people and Pakistan finds itself at a critical point in time. While securing a new International Monetary Fund (IMF) program seems indispensible, but it is expected to come at a substantial cost.

The commencement of the first and pivotal phase of the swearing in ceremony for the newly elected Balochistan Provincial Legislative Assembly signals the completion of a significant step in the democratic journey of the province.


Mirza Ghalib
Mirza Ghalib