National Assembly leaves entire agenda unaddressed

  • Session prorogued

ISLAMABAD, November 19, 2021: The National Assembly left entire agenda unaddressed on Friday and was prorogued sine die, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.

Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth and last sitting of the 38th session:

 Members’ Participation

  • The National Assembly met for 15 minutes.
  • The sitting started at 11:27 am against the scheduled time of 11:00 am.
  • The deputy speaker chaired the entire sitting.
  • The leaders of the house (Prime Minister) and the opposition did not attend the sitting.
  • As many as 46 (13 percent) lawmakers were present at the outset and 58 (17 percent) at the adjournment of the sitting.
  • Three minority lawmakers were present.


  • The House did not take up legislative business, four reports of standing committees and two statutory reports.

Representation and Responsiveness

  • The House neither observed question hour not took up two calling attention notices.
  • A motion of thanks to the President for his address to both Houses was not taken up.
  • Moved by a PTI lawmaker, the House passed a motion allowing the use of the chamber of the lower house for the session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers.

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