The role of the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan is to;
- Represent the will of the people especially the masses of the province,
- Make new provincial laws and amend existing laws of the Province for the welfare and well-being of the people,
- Approve taxes and making provincial budget for every fiscal year,
- Hold the government to account and debate on day to day issues of the country in general and of the province in particular.
After the 18th Amendment, the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan has been empowered to legislate and take decision on all matters except the subjects in the Federal Legislative List. This list includes subjects such as Defense, Foreign Affairs, Nationality, Currency, Nuclear Energy Etc. For details, please see fourth schedule of Constitution of Pakistan.
The Provincial Government of Balochistan cannot make new laws or introduce new taxes until approval of the august Assembly of Balochistan is sought.