Advocate General The Advocate General appointed under Article 140 of the Constitution.
Adjournment motions A motion for an adjournment of the business of the Assembly for the purpose of discussing a definite of recent and urgent public importance may be made with the consent of the Speaker.
Amendment A motion to amend an earlier motion before that earlier motion is put to the Assembly for its Decision.
Assembly The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan.
Budget A statement of the estimated receipts and expenditure of the provincial Government in respect of a financial year.
Casting vote of Chairman The Chairman or the person presiding in his absence shall not vote except in the event of equality of votes in any committee.
Chamber The place where the Assembly meets to transact its business.
Chief Minister The Chief Minister elected under Article 130 of the Constitution.
Committee A Committee Constituted under these rules.
Constitution The Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Expunction of words from debates If the Speaker is of the opinion that words have been used in debates, which are defamatory, indecent, un- parliamentary or un-dignified, he may, in his discretion, either during the debate or subsequently, order that such words be expunged from the proceedings of the Assembly.
Finance Bill The Bill introduced in each year to give effect to the financial proposals of the provincial Government for the next financial year, and includes a Bill to give effect to supplementary financial proposals for any period.
Finance Minister A Provincial Minster to whom the business of finance has been allotted or if owing to absence or non such Minister is unable to act, then any another provincial Minister authorized by the Chief Minister to perform the duties of the Finance Minister.
Gazette The Balochistan Gazette.
Law Minister A provincial Minister to whom the business of Law and parliamentary affairs has been allotted.
Lobby The covered corridor immediately adjoining the Chamber and co-terminus with it.
Member A Member of the Assembly.
Member -in charge In the case of a Government Bill, any Minister acting on behalf of the provincial Government, and in the case of a private Member's Bill, the Member who has introduced it or any other member authorised by him, in writing, to assume the charge of the Bill in his absence.
Minister A Provincial Minister appointed under Article 132 of the Constitution.
Motion A proposal made by a Member relating to any matter which may be discussed by the Assembly.
Orders of the Day The list of business to be brought before the Assembly for consideration and decision at its sitting on any day.
Precincts of the Assembly Includes the Chamber, the Lobbies, the Galleries and such other places as the Speaker may, from time to time, specify.
Presiding Officer In relation to a sitting any person who is presiding over that sitting.
Private member A Member who is not a Minister.
Question Hour The first hour of a sitting of the House except on private members’ day, is reserved for asking and answering of questions notices given of by the members.
Question of Privilege A Member may, with the consent of the Speaker, raise a question involving breach of privilege either of a Member or of the Assembly or of a Committee thereof, normally after disposal of questions.
Resolution A motion for the purpose of discussing and expressing an opinion on a matter of general public interest and includes a resolution specified in Constitution.
Rules The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan Rules of Procedure and conduct of Business, 1974.
Schedule A Schedule appended to these rules.
Secretary The Secretary of the Assembly and includes any person for the time being performing the duties of the Secretary.
Session The Period commencing on the day the first meeting of the Assembly after having been summoned and ending on the day the Assembly is prorogued or dissolved.
Sitting The meeting of the Assembly or any of its Committees from the commencement of its business to the termination of the business for the day.
Starred question A question for an oral answer, and “un-starred question” means a question for written answer.
Supplementary Question When a starred question has been answered any Member may ask such supplementary questions as may be necessary for the elucidation of the answer.
Table The Table of the House.