ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2012: Starting 35 minutes late, the sixth sitting of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 26th session, which met for two hours and 50 minutes, continued debate on budget on Friday.
Four MPAs – two ANP and one each of PPPP and PMLN– spoke on the budget for 41 minutes (24% of sitting time).
A total of 741 cut motions have been introduced by various Members.
A total of 30 Members (24% of total membership – 124) were present at the start, while 55 (44%) were present when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum of 59 (48%) legislators were observed to be present at one point of the sitting.
Following are some key observations of the parliamentary business:
Members’ Participation in House Proceedings
- The Assembly met for two hours and 50 minutes.
- The sitting started at 1035 hours against the scheduled starting time of 1000 hours. The House proceedings started late by 35 minutes.
- The Speaker chaired the sitting for 38 minutes while the remaining time was presided over by a Member of Panel of Chairpersons.
- The Chief Minister did not attend the sitting.
- The parliamentary leaders of PPPP, PML and PPPS were present.
- A total of 30 Members (24% of total membership – 124) were present at the start, while 55 (44%) were present when the sitting was adjourned.
- Two minority Members were present during the sitting.
Representation and Responsiveness
- Four MPAs – two ANP and one each of PPPP and PMLN– spoke on the budget for 41 minutes (24% of sitting time).
- A total of 741 cut motions have been introduced by various Members.
- No other agenda appeared on the Agenda.
Order and Institutionalization
- No Points of Order were raised during the sitting.
- There were no instances of protests, boycotts and walkouts.
- List of Business was available to legislators, observers and others.
- Information on Members’ attendance was unavailable to observers and the public.
- Copies of the budget speech were available to the legislators.
The Daily Factsheet is based on direct observation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly proceedings conducted by PAIMAN Alumni Trust, a member organization of FAFEN