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POs consume 11% time of Balochistan Assembly

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Published: July 23, 2014 06:19 pm

Balochistan Assembly103ISLAMABAD: The Balochistan Assembly spent the maximum time on Points of Order (POs) during the first parliamentary year as compared to three other provincial assemblies.

As many as 74% provincial lawmakers raised 323 issues through 318 POs during 53 sittings of the first parliamentary year and 48 lawmakers consumed 11% of the proceedings’ time (1,033 of 9,039 minutes) on these Points of Order.

In all, ten PkMAP lawmakers raised 86 issues, followed by 7 JUI-F lawmakers (78), ten NP lawmakers (62), 14 PML-N legislators (55), one ANP lawmaker (21), four PML lawmakers (13), one MWM lawmaker (7) while one issue was highlighted by an independent legislator.
Likewise, 353 POs were raised during the first parliamentary year of the Sindh Assembly which had 58 sittings and 12 sessions.

The proceedings continued for 11,986 minutes and 70 lawmakers consumed 798 minutes (7% of the proceedings’ time) on the POs. A total of 35 PPPP lawmakers highlighted 175 issues, followed by 22 lawmakers of MQM (118 issues), seven PML-F lawmakers (31), three PML-N legislators (17) and three PTI lawmakers (15).

FAFEN observed 10 of 13 sessions of KP Assembly during the first parliamentary year and 112 Points of Order were raised during 63 sittings while 46 lawmakers highlighted 113 issues through POs which consumed 454 minutes (4% of the proceedings’ time). A total of 22 issues were raised by two PPPP lawmakers through various POs, followed by 20 by eight JUI-F legislators, 19 by 14 PTI lawmakers, 18 by five QWP-S members, 17 by 11 PML-N members, 14 by three ANP lawmakers and one each by AJIP, JI and an Independent MPA.

In Punjab Assembly, a total of 89 members highlighted 555 issues through 551 POs that consumed 4% of the proceedings’ time. During the eight sessions, the proceedings continued for 12,931 minutes while 528 minutes were consumed by POs. Sixty PML-N lawmakers highlighted 338 issues, followed by 147 by 15 PTI lawmakers, 28 by 5 PPPP legislators, 23 by one JI lawmaker, 15 by six PML lawmakers and one by a PML-Z lawmaker.

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