The annual budgets for the Fiscal Year 2015-16 were approved in all provincial legislatures amid protests/walkouts/boycotts as the opposition lawmakers raised a significant number of cut motions against government demands for grants. More than half the members in each assembly refrained from participating in the general discussion on the budget.
ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed seven bills and adopted six resolutions during its 21st session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its session report based on direct observation of the Sindh Assembly. The House passed seven bills – six government and one private. One private bill was introduced in the House while a government bill and another private bill appearing on the agenda were not considered during the session.
The first parliamentary year of the 14th Sindh Assembly was marked by heavy treasury-backed legislation amid protests, a lackluster government oversight in the absence of standing committees and lawmakers' minimal participation during the question hours. A shift in trend was observed compared to the preceding year as lawmakers actively tabled agenda and utilized calling attention notices to question the government.
FAFEN observations of the Sindh Assembly's proceedings are recorded on a standardized form based on the objective rules of parliamentary procedure. This information is included in the PW database maintained at the FAFEN Secretariat. The analysis is compiled in the form of daily fact-sheets and session-wise reports, which are disseminated to the general public, media, and civil society organizations, parliamentarians, political parties and other relevant organizations and institutions.
Low attendance of Members, late starts, Points of Order interrupting regular proceedings and a brief discussion on law and order marked the Sindh Assembly's 35th session. Following the Supreme Court verdict in the contempt case, the House adopted a Resolution reposing confidence in the Prime Minister.