Lack of Quorum: NA session adjourned sans proceedings
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was adjourned on Friday without taking up any of the agenda item as the government could not manage to maintain the required quorum in the House, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. The National Assembly met for 17 minutes. The sitting started at 1050 hours against the scheduled time of 1030 hours. The Speaker presided over the entire sitting. The Deputy Speaker did not attend the sitting. The Leaders of the House (Prime Minister) and Opposition were not present. Ninety-one (27%) lawmakers were present at the outset and 57 (17%) at the adjournment of sitting. The Parliamentary leader of BAP and PPPP attended the sitting. Four minority members were present. The House neither observed question hour nor considered any other agenda item appearing on `Orders of the Day’. Two lawmakers and Advisor to Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs spoke on points of order for five minutes. The entire opposition staged a walkout at 1100 hour for not taking it into confidence during consideration of parliamentary business. – PPI p/����?/y�lҢ���e>�( �9�mn��7����’���lٳb�[͜��گ���h|�.�~����”䪬}4�u”��|l�#’վ���0����gtҮ����ܱt����_�