KP Assembly condoles death of ANP lawmaker

ISLAMABAD, May 10, 2022: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) left its entire agenda unaddressed on Tuesday to express condolence over the demise of Awami National Party (ANP) lawmaker Waqar Ahmed Khan, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet.

Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the 8th sitting of 21st session:

Members’ Participation

  • The House met for one hour and 10 minutes.
  • The sitting started at 02:45 pm against the scheduled time of 02:00 pm.
  • The Deputy Speaker presided over the entire proceedings in the absence of the Speaker.
  • The Leader of the House (Chief Minister) as well as the Leader of the Opposition did not attend the sitting.
  • As many as 45 MPAs (31 percent) were present at the outset and 55 (38 percent) at the adjournment of the sitting.
  • Only the parliamentary leader of ANP was present.
  • Two out of four minority lawmakers attended the sitting.


  • The House also didn’t take three bills appeared on the list of business including the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agricultural Research Institutes Reforms Bill, 2022, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Fortification Bill, 2022, and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Servants (Amendment) Bill, 2022.

Representation and Responsiveness 

  • The House neither observed the question hour nor took up an adjournment motion and two calling attention notices (CANs).

Order and Institutionalization

  • As many as 12 MPAs praised the contributions of late Waqar Ahmad Khan for the provincial assembly.
  • The House was adjourned to meet again on Friday, May 13, 2022 at 10:00 am.


  • ‘Orders of the Day’ was available for the legislators, observers and the media.
  • Attendance of the lawmakers was not available for the observers and the media.

This daily factsheet is based on direct observation of the KP Assembly proceedings conducted by the United Rural Development Organization (URDO) – a member organization of FAFEN. Errors and omissions excepted