ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh on Friday adopted a supplementary resolution urging the federal government to allow deep-sea fishing, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.
Following are key observations of the House proceedings during sixth sitting of the third session:
- The Assembly met for two hours and 20 minutes.
- The sitting started at 1050 hours against the scheduled time of 1000 hours.
- The Speaker presided over the sitting for an hour and 24 minutes while the Deputy Speaker chaired the rest of the sitting.
- The Leader of the House (Chief Minister) attended the sitting for an hour and 15 minutes.
- The Leader of the Opposition did not attend the sitting.
- As many as 62 lawmakers (37%) were present at the outset and 69 (41%) at the adjournment of the sitting.
- The parliamentary leaders of PPPP, MQM-P, PTI and MMAP attended the sitting.
- As many as six out of nine minority lawmakers were present during the proceedings.
- Moved by a PPPP lawmaker, the House adopted a supplementary resolution urging the federal government to permit deep-sea fishing and hand over the fishing-related matters to the province of Sindh as it had become a provincial matter after enactment of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010.
Representation and Responsiveness
- The Ministers for Home and Local Government responded to four Call Attention Notices (CANs) regarding worsening law and order situation in Ghotki, deplorable condition of a bridge at Shah Faisal Colony, shortage of drinking water in Baldia Town and poor water supply system in North Karachi.
- The House left a CAN about increase in number of HIV patients unaddressed due to absence of the relevant minister.
- An MQM lawmaker withdrew his Adjournment Motion (AM) regarding unavailability of ambulance service in Sindh following ministerial assurance on the issue.
- The House deferred discussion on two Adjournment Motions (AM), sponsored by MQM lawmakers, regarding unjust water distribution in Karachi and water shortage in Hyderabad till Monday, November 19, 2018.
- The House took up seven Starred Questions during the Question Hour which were responded to by the Chief Minister. The lawmakers asked 32 supplementary questions as well.
Order and Institutionalization
- The House was adjourned to meet again on November 19, 2018 at 1400 hours.
- ‘Orders of the Day’ was available to the legislators, observers and public.
- The attendance of lawmakers was available to the media and observers.
This Daily Factsheet is based on direct observation of the Sindh Assembly proceedings conducted by Pakistan Press Foundation, a member organization of FAFEN. Errors and omissions are excepted.
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