ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Wednesday said that a bill to increase the number of national and provincial assembly seats for Balochistan will be introduced during the coming session of the Senate.
“Consultation is being carried with all the parties in the Parliament in this regard,” Sanjrani said.
He expressed these views while talking to Chairmen of the Committees and the officials of Balochistan Assembly who called on him here.
The members of delegation meeting the chairman were attending a capacity-building event titled “Essentials of Effective Committee Performance for the Chairs and members of the provincial assembly of Balochistan at Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) organized with the assistance of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Chairman Senate said in the proposed bill there was a consideration to increase the number of national assembly seats to 30 and that of the provincial assembly to 80.
He said there was a need for strong linkages and coordination among the provincial assemblies, national assembly and the senate for promoting democratic and parliamentary traditions in the country.
He said, “The Upper House of the Parliament will continue to play its effective role for this coordination among the federating units.” The Committee system in the Senate was very proactive and we were trying to share our experience with the provincial assemblies for effective law-making at the provincial level.