- Requisitioned Session Prorogued Sine Die
ISLAMABAD, November 08, 2018: The Punjab Assembly on Thursday adopted a supplementary resolution to condemn the assassination of JUI-S chief Maulana Sami-ul-Haq, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.
Following are key observations of the proceedings during first (only) sitting of the fourth (requisitioned) session:
- The Punjab Assembly met for three hours and nine minutes.
- The sitting started at 1151 hours against the scheduled time of 1000 hours.
- The Speaker presided over the sitting for two hours and 17 minutes while the rest of the proceedings were chaired by the Deputy Speaker.
- The Chief Minister did not attend the sitting.
- The Leader of the Opposition attended the proceedings for two hours and 53 minutes.
- As many as 205 lawmakers (55%) were present at the outset and 80 (22%) at the adjournment of the sitting.
- The parliamentary leaders of the PPPP and Rah-e-Haq Party attended the sitting.
- Four out of eight minority members attended the sitting.
- Moved by the Law Minister, the House unanimously adopted a supplementary resolution to condemn the assassination of JUI-S chief Maulana Sami-ul-Haq. Five lawmakers spoke on the resolution consuming 33 minutes of the proceedings.
Representation and Responsiveness
- Seventeen lawmakers spoke on the law and order prevailing in the country that consumed an hour and 49 minutes of the proceedings.
Order and Institutionalization
- The suspended six members of the PML-N protested and chanted slogans against the government for 30 seconds.
- The Question Hour was suspended by the Speaker.
- The PML-N lawmakers protested for two minutes against the unwarranted remarks of the Information Minister against some members of their party.
- As many as 14 lawmakers spoke on as many Points of Order consuming 13 minutes of the proceedings
- The House was later prorogued sine die.
- ‘Orders of the Day’ was available on Punjab Assembly’s website.
- Information on Members’ attendance is available on Punjab Assembly’s website.
The daily factsheet is based on direct observation of the Punjab Assembly proceedings conducted by PATTAN Development Organization – a member organization of FAFEN. Errors and omissions are regretted.
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