National Assembly condoles death of MQMP lawmaker

The death of MQMP lawmaker made the National Assembly defer its agenda and condole his death. More in this report.

ISLAMABAD, April 20, 2022: The National Assembly did not take up its regular business on Wednesday to express condolence over the death of MQMP lawmaker Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet.

Following are key observations of the proceedings during the 11th sitting of 41st session:

Death of MQMP Lawmaker: Members’ Participation

  • The National Assembly met for an hour and ten minutes.
  • The sitting started at 02:47 pm against the scheduled time of 02:00 pm.
  • The speaker presided over the entire proceedings.
  • The deputy speaker’s post is lying vacant and the election for this position would be held on April 21, 2022.
  • The leader of the house (prime minister) did not attend the sitting.
  • As many as 93 (27 percent) lawmakers were present at the outset and 17 (five percent) at the adjournment of the sitting.
  • Parliamentary leaders of PML-N, BAP and MMAP attended the sitting.
  • Five out of ten minority lawmakers were present.


  • The chair deferred the election of deputy speaker due to the death of MQMP lawmaker.

Representation and Responsiveness

  • The House offered prayers for the soul of deceased MQMP lawmaker. Twenty-four lawmakers eulogized political services of Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan and spoke for an hour.

Death of MQMP Lawmaker: Order and Institutionalization

  • The House was adjourned to meet again on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 11:00 am.


  • ‘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