No-confidence resolution tabled in NA against Prime Minister

ISLAMABAD, March 28, 2022:  The National Assembly left most of its agenda unaddressed on Monday except a no-confidence resolution against the prime minister and a bill seeking amendment in the constitution, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet.

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

 Members’ Participation

  • The National Assembly met for 20 minutes.
  • The sitting started at 04:57 pm against the scheduled time of 04:00 pm.
  • The deputy speaker chaired the entire sitting in the absence of speaker.
  • The leader of the house (Prime Minister) did not attend the sitting.
  • The leader of the opposition attended the entire sitting.
  • As many as 165 (48 percent) lawmakers were present at the outset and 221 (65 percent) at the adjournment of the sitting.
  • Parliamentary leaders of ANP, GDA, MMAP, PML-N, AMLP, PPPP, BNP-M and JWP attended the sitting.
  • Eight out of ten minority lawmakers were present.


  • The leader of the opposition tabled a no-confidence resolution against Prime Minister. Earlier, the House passed a motion granting leave to move no-confidence resolution as 161 lawmakers voted in favor of it.
  • Parliamentary secretary for finance introduced the Constitution (26th Amendment) Bill, 2022 related to creation of South Punjab province which was forwarded to the relevant committee.
  • The House did not consider five reports of standing committees, three resolutions seeking extension of as many ordinances, two ordinances and as many statutory reports.

Representation and Responsiveness

  • The chair deferred the question hour while two calling attention notices and a motion of thanks to the President were not taken up.

Order and Institutionalization

  • The House was adjourned to meet again on Thursday, March 31, 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