Chief Minister Sindh Concludes Debate on Provincial Budget

 ISLAMABAD, June 26, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh concluded the general discussion on the annual budget for the year 2020-21, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet.

Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 8th sitting of the 10th session:

 Members’ Participation

  • The House met for three hours and 57 minutes.
  • The sitting started at 1435 hours against the scheduled time of 1400 hours.
  • The Speaker presided over the entire sitting while the Deputy Speaker was also present.
  • The Leaders of the House and Opposition attended the entire proceedings.
  • As many as 31 MPAs (18%) were present at the outset and 58 (35%) at the adjournment of the sitting.
  • The Parliamentary leaders of PPPP, MQM, GDA, MMA and PTI attended the sitting.
  • As many as six out of nine minority lawmakers were also present. 

Representation and Responsiveness

  • The Leader of the House (Chief Minister) concluded the general discussion on provincial budget 2020-21 and spoke for an hour and 56 minutes. The Leader of the opposition also discussed it for an hour and 42 minutes.

Order and Institutionalization

  • MQMP lawmakers opposed the provincial budget and protested during the proceedings for five minutes.
  • The House was adjourned to meet again on June 27, 2020 (Saturday) at 1200 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 Assembly proceedings conducted by Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), a member organization of FAFEN. Errors and omissions are excepted