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KP Assembly: 57 CANs on agenda during 3rd Parliamentary year

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Published: June 13, 2016 02:07 pm


ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers in the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) sponsored as many as 57 Call Attention Notices during its third parliamentary which started from May 29, 2015 and ended on May 28, 2016.

A total of 57 CANs appeared on the “Orders of the Day” during four sessions comprising 36 sittings in the year. Among these, 39 were taken up by the House and 11 left unaddressed. The remaining six notices were lapsed while one notice was referred to the relevant committee for further deliberations.

According to the Rule 52-A of KP Assembly, a member may call the attention of a Minister to any matter of urgent public importance with the previous permission of the Speaker. The Minister may make a brief statement or ask for time to make a statement during the same or next sitting. The Rule also states that no member shall give more than two such notices for any one sitting.

The lawmakers sponsored 53 CANs individually and four jointly during the third parliamentary year. The JUI-F members sponsored maximum of 17 CANs individually or jointly, followed by PML-N (13), PPPP (11), ANP (7), PTI and QWP-S (6 each) and JI (5).

Gender wise details of the CANs revealed that male lawmakers submitted 53 CANs individually or jointly while female lawmakers on reserved seats sponsored 12 CANs either individually or jointly with their male counterparts.

Individually, PML-N lawmaker Sardar Aurangzeb took the lead in sponsoring CANs and submitted eight notices of which five were taken up by the House. The second highest number (7) of CANs were sponsored by ANP member Jafar Shah of which three were taken up while PPPP lawmaker Fakhr Azam Wazir sponsored four CANs of which two were addressed by the House.

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