KP Assembly adopts five resolutions

By PPI News Agency Jan19,2018

Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Friday adopted five resolutions and was adjourned due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

The KP Assembly met for an hour and 22 minutes. The sitting started at 1518 hours against the scheduled time 1500 hours. The Deputy Speaker presided over the entire sitting as the Speaker was not present. The Chief Minister and the Leader of the Opposition did not attend the sitting.

As many as 25 MPAs (20%) were present at outset and 30 (24%) at adjournment of the sitting. The parliamentary leader of PML-N attended the sitting. Only one minority lawmaker was present.

The House adopted five resolutions to condemn killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud and rape incident with minor girls in Nowshera and Mardan, enhance female quota in agriculture sector, ensure women access towards modern education and notifying the maternal mortality rate in the province.

Ten lawmakers expressed their views on these resolutions for 18 minutes.

The House took up one out of five Starred Questions for answers. In addition, the lawmakers asked three questions as well.

The lawmakers raised five Points of Order consuming 10 minutes of the proceedings.

A JUI-F lawmaker protested during the proceedings for five minutes against the provincial government for denying his constituency its share in the gas royalty. A PML-N lawmaker protested for two minutes for not considering her question. A PTI lawmaker pointed the quorum at 1638 hours which led to the adjournment of sitting after counting.

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