KP Assembly takes up entire agenda

ISLAMABAD, January 10, 2022: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) transacted entire agenda on Monday and was later adjourned due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.

Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 31st sitting of 20th session:

Members’ Participation

  • The House met for two hours and 30 minutes.
  • The sitting started at 02:30 pm against the scheduled time of 02:00 pm.
  • The speaker presided over the proceedings for two hours and 20 minutes while the remaining sitting was chaired by a member of panel of chairpersons.
  • The deputy speaker did not attend the sitting.
  • The leader of the House (chief minister) was not present.
  • The opposition leader attended the entire sitting.
  • As many as 41 MPAs (28 percent) were present at the outset and 31 (21 percent) at the adjournment of the sitting.
  • Parliamentary leaders of PML-N and ANP were present.
  • Three out of four minority lawmakers attended the sitting.


  •  Moved by the Minister for finance, the House passed the KP Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2022.
  • Minister for labor introduced the KP Urban Areas Development Authorities (Amendment) Bill, 2022.
  • Tabled by the Minister for law, the House adopted a resolution suggesting the Federal Parliament to regulate the reforms through law or an amendment for setting up a coordinated and comprehensive National Disaster Management System.
  • Minister for finance presented report on 1st Biannual Monitoring on the Implementation of NFC Award (July-December, 2020).

Representation and Responsiveness 

  • The House took up seven out of ten starred questions while the remaining three questions were lapsed due to absence of relevant lawmakers. In addition, lawmakers asked four supplementary questions.
  • Sponsored by a PML-N lawmaker, the Chair admitted an adjournment motion regarding non-implementation on minimum wages regulations.
  • The House took up two calling attention notices regarding non-payment of amount released for land of rural health center Sharingal in District Dir Upper and suspension of appointment letters of 481 nurses recruited under Accelerated Implementation Program (AIP).
  • A lawmaker debated an adjournment motion for seven minutes which was regarding missing record of Rs. 43 billion announced during last three fiscal years for merged tribal districts

Order and Institutionalization

  • A PTI lawmaker pointed out the quorum at 04:52 pm following which the Chair ordered the bells to be rung for five minutes. The quorum was found incomplete upon counting and the House was adjourned to meet again on Tuesday, January 11, 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