QUETTA: Chaos ruled outside the Balochistan Assembly on Friday, as the police baton-charged scores of protesting opposition lawmakers and their supporters to open the assembly gates enabling the chief minister and treasury members to participate in the budget session.
The budget session was slated for 4pm but it commenced at least two hours behind the schedule, as the opposition MPs and their supporters had locked up the assembly gates preventing the administrative officials from opening the gates.
Speaker Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo chaired the budget session. Finance Minister Mir Zahoor Ahmad Buledi presented the budget. As Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan and a few lawmakers arrived at the assembly, the protesters hurled shoes and other objects at them.