ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2019: The Senate continued debate on a motion under Rule 218 regarding curfew and lockdown in Srinagar and condemned Indian atrocities in Kashmir, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Wednesday.
Following are key observations of the House proceedings during sixth sitting of 294th session:
- The House met for an hour and 56 minutes.
- The sitting started at the scheduled time of 1530 hours.
- The Chairman presided over the entire sitting.
- The Deputy Chairman was not present.
- The Leader of the House attended the sitting for 49 minutes.
- The Leader of the Opposition was present for an hour and 45 minutes.
- The Prime Minister did not attend the sitting.
- As many as 10 lawmakers (9%) were present at the outset and 19 (18%) at the adjournment of the sitting.
- The parliamentary leaders of PPPP, PTI, MQM, ANP, PkMAP, JI and PML-N attended the sitting.
- As many as two out of four minority lawmakers were present.
Representation and Responsiveness
- Seven lawmakers discussed a motion under Rule 218 regarding curfew as well as lockdown in Srinagar and also future strategy of the Pakistani government in this regard. The debate overall consumed an hour and 46 minutes of the proceedings.
- Three other motions on the agenda were not debated.
Order and Institutionalization
- Three lawmakers including Minister for Human Rights spoke on points of order for two minutes.
- The House was adjourned to meet again on November 14, 2019 (Thursday) at 1500 hours.
- ‘Orders of the Day’ was available to the legislators, observers and public.
- The attendance of lawmakers is available on the website.
This daily factsheet is based on direct observation of the Senate proceeding conducted by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Errors and omissions are excepted
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