- 77% Lawmakers Remain Inactive during Session
ISLAMABAD, March 14, 2020: The Punjab Assembly left 68 percent of its scheduled business unaddressed during its 20th session that continued between March 9, 2020, and March 13, 2020, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its session report.
As many as 84 lawmakers (23 percent of the total membership – 369) participated in the proceedings of the House by contributing to the agenda and/or participating in debates. The participating lawmakers included 51 of PML-N, 24 of PTI, five of PPPP, three of PML and one of PRHP. The remaining 285 (77 percent) lawmakers did not participate in the proceedings throughout the session. The non-participating members included 157 members belonging to PTI, followed by PML-N (115), PML (7), four independent lawmakers and PPPP (two). The House addressed 32 percent of its scheduled business during the session which included six government bills, two Call Attention Notices (CANs), one resolution and 49 starred questions. Additionally, the House adopted a supplementary resolution during the proceedings to pay tribute to Pakistani women for their contribution to politics and nation-building.
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