The shortest sitting of the House soon after its start was pointed out lack of quorum by a legislator from main opposition party-PML(N) Shireen Arshad. Deputy Speaker Faisal Kareem Kundi after the count of lawmakers, which were not more than 40, without sharing the result, prorogued the House.
The PML-N legislators were also seen leaving the House when the count was being made. This session remained in session for over two weeks.
During this session, the legislators from treasury and opposition benches apart from squabbling on the matter of formation of new province Bhawalpur Janoobi Punjab (BJP), twice called for debating the matter of non-appearance of the principal accounting officer of the Supreme Court before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
In major happenings, the PPP’s coalition partner - ANP - demanded of the government to unveil the findings of the Abbottabbad Commission report in Parliament for further debate. The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazl) did double hat trick of walkouts from the proceedings of the house on the imposition of governor’s rule in Balochistan.
In the last session, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources in a written reply informed that the government of Iran has in principle agreed to provide funding of $250 million and representatives from both sides currently engaged in negotiations for the finalization of terms of agreement. He further said that under the Pak-Iran Gas Pipeline project, the day quantity of gas is 750MMcf with a provision to increase in the contract volume from 750MMcfd to 1000MMcfd with mutual consent of GSPA signatories.
To another question, the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs informed that electoral rolls containing photographs and blank column for obtaining thumb impression of voters at the time of casting of votes, will be available with the presiding officer on the polling day for general elections 2013.