Punjab Assembly pays respect to deceased lawmaker


Lahore:The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab was adjourned on Wednesday without addressing any business in honour of the late lawmaker Mazhar Abbas Raan who passed away yesterday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.

The Assembly met for 14 minutes. The sitting started at 1156 hours against the scheduled time of 1100 hours. A member of Panel of Chairpersons presided over the entire sitting in the absence of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker. The Leaders of the House and the Opposition did not attend the sitting. As many as 70 MPAs (19%) were present at the outset and the adjournment of the sitting. None of the parliamentary leaders attended the proceedings. As many as three out of eight minority lawmakers attended the sitting.

The House did not take up its scheduled business.

As many as two lawmakers raised Points of Order (POs) consuming five minutes of the proceedings. They suggested the Chair to adjourn the sitting in honour of the deceased PTI lawmaker.

The House was adjourned to meet again on January 17, 2019 (Thursday) at 1130 hours.