National Assembly leaves entire agenda unaddressed

  • Session prorogued

ISLAMABAD, December 31, 2021: The National Assembly did not address its agenda on Friday and was prorogued sine die, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet

Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth and last sitting of the 39th session:

Members’ Participation

  • The National Assembly met for 13 minutes.
  • The sitting started at 11:33 am against the scheduled time of 11:00 am.
  • The deputy speaker chaired the entire sitting in the absence of speaker.
  • The leaders of the house (Prime Minister) and the opposition did not attend the sitting.
  • As many as 51 (15 percent) lawmakers were present at the outset and 89 (26 percent) at the adjournment of the sitting.
  • Four minority lawmakers were present.


  • The House did not consider legislative agenda, seven reports of the standing committees and six statutory reports.

Representation and Responsiveness

  • The House neither observed question hour nor took up two calling attention notices.
  • A motion of thanks to the President for his address to both Houses and a motion under Rule 259 were not taken up.

Order and Institutionalization

  • The session was prorogued sine die.


  • ‘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