Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency (Pildat) – a think tank that works to promote democracy and governance in the country – has released an assessment report of the third year of the 15th National Assembly based on the key performance indicators.
The report also draws a three-year performance comparative analysis between the 15th National Assembly and the corresponding period of the 14th National Assembly.
According to the report, the legislative activity witnessed a sharp increase in the third year of the current National Assembly as it passed 60 laws. This was a 100% increase over 30 bills passed in the second year while the first year had seen the passage of only 10 bills.
The 15th National Assembly passed 100 bills during the first three years, compared to 69 total bills which were passed by the 14th National Assembly in its first three years, which is 45% higher.
Another positive development was the decrease in the number of ordinances laid by the government in the assembly during the third year. Overall, 20 ordinances were laid in the assembly in the third year, compared to 31 ordinances in its second year, which is a decrease of about 35%.