KP Assembly takes up 83 percent agenda

ISLAMABAD, October 18, 2021: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) transacted 83 percent agenda on Monday in the absence of leaders of the House and opposition, observes Fee and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.

Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the 17th sitting of 20th session:

Members’ Participation

  • The House met for an hour and 45 minutes.
  • The sitting started at 03:00 pm against the scheduled time of 02:00 pm.
  • The deputy speaker presided over the entire proceedings in the absence of speaker.
  • The leaders of the House (Chief Minister) and the opposition were absent.
  • As many as 49 PAs (34 percent) were present at the outset and 59 (41 percent) at the adjournment of the sitting.
  • Parliamentary leaders of all parties were absent.
  • Three out of four minority lawmakers attended the sitting.


  • Minister for information introduced the KP Land-Use and Building Control, Bill, 2021 while the KP (Regularization of Services of Employees of Erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas) Bill, 2021 was deferred.

Representation and Responsiveness 

  • A privilege motion of PPPP lawmaker against Medical Director Temar Girah was referred to the relevant committee.
  • The House took up two calling attention notices (CANs) regarding construction of cremation ground for the Hindu and Sikh community and non-provision of various health facilities to people from merged districts having Sehat Insaf Cards.
  • The House took up five out six starred questions while the lawmakers asked four supplementary questions.

Order and Institutionalization

  • The House was adjourned to meet again on Monday, October 25, 2021 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