National Assembly leaves entire agenda unaddressed

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly’s 20th session was prorogued as the ninth sitting concluded without addressing any agenda item on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

The agenda included four ordinances, two legislative bills, two calling attention notices, three standing committee reports and a motion to debate the recent petrol crisis.  The sitting started five minutes behind the schedule with 27 lawmakers (8%) present at the start and 40 (12%) at the time of adjournment. The quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting. However, it was not pointed out by any of the lawmakers.

The Prime Minister did not attend the sitting, while the Opposition Leader was present for almost 50% of the proceedings’ time. NNI

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