NA sitting adjourned due to death of lawmaker

ISLAMABAD, March 25, 2022:  The National Assembly was adjourned on Friday without taking up its regular agenda and after offering prayers and condolence for deceased PTI lawmaker Khayal Zaman and other legislators as well as their family members, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet.

Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of 41st session:

 Members’ Participation

  • The National Assembly met for 15 minutes.
  • The sitting started at 11:18 am against the scheduled time of 11:00 am.
  • The speaker chaired the entire sitting.
  • The deputy speaker was also present.
  • The leader of the house (Prime Minister) did not attend the sitting.
  • The leader of the opposition attended the entire sitting.
  • As many as 226 (66 percent) lawmakers were present at the outset and 228 (67 percent) at the adjournment of the sitting.
  • Parliamentary leaders of GDA, JWP, PML-N, BAP, MMAP, ANP and BNP-M attended the sitting.
  • Seven out of ten minority lawmakers were present.


  • The House did not consider a resolution for vote of no-confidence against the Prime Minister.

 Representation and Responsiveness

  • The House neither observed question hour nor considered four reports of standing committees and a statutory report.
  • Two calling attention notices on the agenda remained unaddressed.

Order and Institutionalization

  • The House was adjourned to meet again on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 04:00 pm.


  • ‘Orders of the Day’ was available to legislators, observers and public.
  • Attendance of lawmakers was available to media and observers.

 This daily factsheet is based on direct observation of the National Assembly proceedings conducted by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Errors and omissions are excepted