Sindh Assembly Holds Budget Discussion

ISLAMABAD, September 24, 2018: The Provincial assembly of Sindh held general discussion on budget for the remaining nine months of current financial year (2018-19), observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday.

Following are key observations of proceedings during 2nd sitting of the second session:

Members’ Participation

  • The Sindh Assembly met for four hours and five minutes; however the proceedings remained suspended for six minutes due to Azan break.
  • The sitting started at 1503 hours against the scheduled time of 1400 hours.
  • The Speaker presided over the sitting for three hours and two minutes while the Deputy speaker chaired the rest of the sitting.
  • The Leader of the House (Chief Minister) did not attend the sitting.
  • The Leader of the Opposition and the parliamentary leaders have not been notified.
  • As many as 76 lawmakers (45%) were present at the outset and 56 lawmakers (34%) at the adjournment of the sitting.
  • As many as four out of nine minority lawmakers attended the sitting.

Representation and Responsiveness

  • As many as 15 lawmakers participated in the discussion on budget statement for the remaining nine months of current financial year 2018-19. The discussion continued for three hours and 29 minutes.

Order and Institutionalization

  • The House was adjourned to meet again on September 25, 2018 (Tuesday) at 1000 hours.


  • ‘Orders of the Day’ was available to the legislators, observers and public.
  • The attendance of lawmakers was available to the media and observers.

This Daily Factsheet is based on direct observation of the Sindh Assembly proceedings conducted by Pakistan Press Foundation, a member organization of FAFEN. Errors and omissions are excepted.