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KP Assembly Leaves 90% Agenda Unaddressed, Opposition Protests Truant Ministers

  • 105 Members Remain Inactive during the session

ISLAMABAD, March 3, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) left 90 percent of its scheduled business unaddressed during 11th session comprising six sittings that continued between February 17, 2020 and March 2, 2020, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report.

On average, 50 (34%) lawmakers were present at the start and 64 (44%) at the end of each sitting. The cumulative duration of all six sittings was three hours and three minutes. Each sitting, on average, started an hour and ten minutes behind the scheduled time and lasted 30 minutes.

The Speaker attended all six sittings and presided over 89 percent of the session’s time. The Deputy Speaker was present in five sittings but did not preside over any sitting while 11 percent of the session’s time was consumed in the suspension of the proceedings in the first sitting. The Leader of the House did not attend any sitting while the Opposition Leader was present in four sittings and attended 63 percent of the proceedings.

The regular agenda of the House during the 11th session comprised 11 bills, 11 Call Attention Notices (CANs), five Adjournment Motions, a report of standing committees, seven questions of privilege and 77 questions. As many as ten government bills were passed and one was introduced, one question of privilege was taken up and a report was presented.

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