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Lack of quorum marks last sitting of KP Assembly.

PESHAWAR -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly continued to witness low attendance during the last sitting of 16th session on Friday and the Chair announced to prorogue the session after lack of quorum.

Thirty (24%) legislators were present at the start and 25 (20%) at the adjournment of sitting while none of the agenda item except question hour was taken up by the House.

The House did not consider the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Servants Retirement Benefits and Death Compensation (Amendment) Bill 2016 and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Universities (Amendment) Bill 2016. The report of Standing Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education was not moved.

The House took up six out of 16 starred questions appearing on the agenda. In addition, lawmakers asked four supplementary questions as well.

Two Calling Attention Notices (CANs) on the agenda were not taken up by the House. Two Points of Order consumed seven minutes of the proceeding time.

A PTI lawmaker pointed out quorum at 1622 hours following which the Chair ordered the bells to be rung for two minutes. The quorum was found incomplete upon counting and the Chair announced to prorogue the session sine die.

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Publication:Frontier Post (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Date:Apr 2, 2016
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