Punjab Assembly: 18 Lawmakers Take Part in Budget Discussion

ISLAMABAD, June 17, 2016: The Punjab Assembly continued the general discussion on the Budget 2016-17 on Friday during third sitting of 22nd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

Following are some key observations of the House proceeding:

Members’ Participation in House Proceedings

  • The Punjab Assembly met for three hours and 10 minutes.
  • The sitting started at 0920 hours against the scheduled time 0900 hours.
  • The Speaker presided over the entire sitting while the Deputy Speaker was not present.
  • The Chief Minister and the Leader of the Opposition did not attend the sitting,
  • The Finance Minister attended the sitting for two hours and 48 minutes.
  • 3 MPAs (1%) were present at outset and 50 (13%) at adjournment of the sitting.
  • The parliamentary leader PPPP attended the sitting.
  • Four minority members were present.

Representation and Responsiveness

  • Eighteen lawmakers belonging to PML-N took part in the general discussion on budget consuming two hours and 43 minutes.

Order and Institutionalization

  • A lawmaker spoke on a point of order consuming one minute of the proceeding.


  • ‘Orders of the Day’ was available to the legislators, observers and public.
  • Information on Members’ attendance is available on National Assembly website.

The daily factsheet is based on direct observation of the Punjab Assembly proceedings conducted by PATTAN Development Organization – a member organization of FAFEN. Errors and omissions are regretted.