Governor Approves New Assembly Rules on Speaker's Request
Quetta: The Balochistan Provincial Assembly has notified new Rules and Regulations regarding appointments and promotions of Assembly employees in the Assembly Secretariat. The notification issued by the Assembly Secretariat says that all the discretionary powers of the Speaker Balochistan Provincial Assembly have been abolished henceforth. Speaker Balochistan Assembly Muhammad Aslam Bhootani had recommended Governor Balochistan to abolish the previous Assembly rules, under which the Speaker used discretionary powers to amend the rules of promotions and appointments of Assembly employees, had requested to approve new rules for Assembly Secretariat. The Speaker had observed that due to Speaker's discretionary powers injustices had been made in transfers and promotions in Assembly Secretariat. And since there was no specific educational criteria, eligible people could not be hired on key Assembly posts. The Governor Balochistan, on the request of Speaker, Balochistan Assembly has now approved new Assembly rules, which have been promulgated through a notification. Speaker Balochistan Assembly Muhammad Aslam Bhootani has expressed hope that abolition of Speaker's discretionary powers would help pave the way to ensure merit in the Assembly Secretariat and the Assembly Secretariat would be able to induct highly qualified officers in future.