Punjab Assembly defers question hour, adopts one resolution

ISLAMABAD, November 22, 2021: The Punjab Assembly adopted one resolution and deferred question hour on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) it its daily factsheet.

Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the third sitting of the 37th session:

Members’ Participation

  • The House met for 51 minutes.
  • The sitting started at 02:52 pm against the scheduled time of 11:30 am.
  • The speaker presided over the entire sitting.
  • The deputy speaker was not present.
  • The leaders of the house (chief minister) and the opposition did not attend the sitting.
  • As many as 57 MPAs (15%) were present at the outset and 87 (23%) at the adjournment of the sitting.
  • Parliamentary leader of PPPP was present.
  • As many as four out of eight minority lawmakers attended the sitting.


  • Tabled by a PML lawmaker, the House adopted a resolution recommending to recite Holy Quran and Durood Sharif in morning assemblies at educational institutions.

Representation and Responsiveness

  • The Chair deferred the question hour and termed the reply of two initial starred questions `non-satisfactory’ by the parliamentary secretary of excise, taxation and narcotics control department.
  • Minister for law responded to two calling attention notices regarding separate dacoity incidents in Sargodha and Okrara.
  • The general discussion on agriculture was deferred due to ministerial absence.

 Order and Institutionalization

  • Two lawmakers spoke on points of order for seven minutes.
  • The House was adjourned to meet again on November 23, 2021 (Tuesday) at 11:30 am.


  • ‘Orders of the Day’ was available on Punjab Assembly’s website.
  • Information on Members’ attendance is available on Punjab Assembly’s website.

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