KP Assembly passes three govt. bills

ISLAMABAD, March 21, 2022: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) passed three government bills and debated an adjournment motion regarding air pollution in Peshawar and its impact on health of people, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday.

Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the 6th sitting of 21st session:

Members’ Participation

  • The House met for two hours and one minute.
  • The sitting started at 02:29 pm against the scheduled time of 02:00 pm.
  • The speaker presided over the proceedings for an hour and 31 minutes while the remaining sitting was chaired by the deputy speaker.
  • The leader of the House (chief minister) attended the sitting for an hour and 31 minutes.
  • The leader of the opposition was not present.
  • As many as 49 MPAs (34 percent) were present at the outset and 22 (15 percent) at the adjournment of the sitting.
  • Parliamentary leaders of ANP and BAP attended the sitting.
  • Three out of four minority lawmakers were present.


  • The House passed three government bills including the KP Regularization of Services in Erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas Bill, 2022; the KP Control of Narcotics Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and the KP Public Service Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2022.
  • Minister for finance introduced the KP Infrastructure Development Cess Bill, 2022.

Representation and Responsiveness 

  • The House took up six out of eleven starred questions during the question hour while lawmakers asked four supplementary questions as well.
  • Minister for health responded to a calling attention notice (CAN) regarding absence of service structure for employees of Minor Injury and Illness Unit (MIU).
  • Another CAN on the agenda was not taken up due to the absence of mover.
  • Five lawmakers participated in debate on an adjournment motion for 45 minutes which was regarding air pollution in Peshawar and its impact on health of people.

Order and Institutionalization

  • A lawmaker belonging to PPPP pointed out the quorum at 04:25 pm following which the Chair ordered counting after ringing of the bells for two minutes. The quorum was found incomplete and the House was adjourned to meet again on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 02:00 pm.


  • ‘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