On behalf of Women Media Center (WMC) Pakistan, 24 female media students were given the opportunity to attend the Assembly session in Quetta on November 10, 2015. Abdul Malik Baloch, the Chief Minister (CM) of Balochistan, headed the session and spoke about various important issues. He commenced his speech by thanking Women Media Center (WMC) Pakistan for its efforts in organizing a workshop on electronic media training in Quetta and giving participants an opportunity to attend the assembly session. He was proud of the fact that so many young and brave female media students were coming forward to enter journalism which is one of the most dangerous professions in Pakistan. He also appreciated WMC for coming to Balochistan to provide training to the students of Balochistan University and BUITEMS in order to work towards their better future. Moreover, Jan Mohammed Buledi, Media Advisor of Balochistan, highlighted the role of Women Media Center (WMC) in fulfilling the request of the participants to attend the Assembly session. The session was taken over by Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai, a Pashtun nationalist and political leader of Quetta. He spoke about the target killings that occurred just two days prior to the assembly session. Mr Achak zai requested the Chief Minister (CM) to visit the injured people in the hospitals and ask them about their struggles and emphasized on the magnitude of the problem of target killings in Balochistan. “People cannot walk on the streets or sit in hotels at night. Where ever they go, they carry with them a threat to their lives,” he said. “Since we have failed as a government, we should give resignations and let the people function on their own.” Mr Baloch spoke to the assembly with reference to the inequity in the distribution of Balochistan’s resources. He said that Balochistan is the main producer of the resources, yet it suffers from load shedding and other fuel crisis. After the completion of his speech, the students raised their concerns to him. One participant requested Mr. Baloch to provide their universities with technical facilities in order to enable them to gain more exposure. On her request, the CM agreed to talk with the management of Balochistan University and BUITEMS. Another student appreciated the efforts by the CM and the MPA’s of other political parties with reference to the activities going on at the Assembly. She said that the session was informative and the participants came to know the process of policy making. Ghazala Anwar, one of the participants, questioned the CM on the efficacy of the talks held in Balochistan Assembly and also asked him to talk more about the wider issues of Balochistan, such as sectarian issues, religious extremism, and ethnic problems. On her contention, the CM agreed to raise these issues on a larger forum and include topics which are not on the agenda. Women Media Center, Pakistan was applauded for the efforts and struggles it is making to empower women particularlya in vulnerable regions like Quetta and Peshawar.