ISLAMABAD -  The PML-N government, despite having two-thirds majority, in nearly four parliamentary years faced embarrassment for 26 times for not maintaining required strength to even run the National Assembly proceedings.

Perhaps for the first time in the parliamentary history, the NA proceedings suspension was around 36 percent.

The NA quorum in the last four years was pointed out by 73 times more than half of time by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), revealed the data compiled by FAFEN.

The non-seriousness of MNAs towards parliamentary proceedings could be gauged from the fact that many of the times NA was suspended due to lack of quorum for continuous two to three days.

PTI, in pointation of quorum, remained at the top by creating an embarrassing situation for the government.

PPP, the main opposition party, remained at second for pointing out lack of quorum in the lower house mainly due to the absence of treasury members. Independent MNAs caused suspension of the house by pointing out quorum for nine times. Jamaat-e-Islamai (JI), main opposition religio- political party, also got the house suspended for three times. Likewise, both MQM and JUI-F also created an embarrassing situation by suspending the house for two times due to the short of strength. Even, a government side MNA once in four years also pointed out lack of strength in the National Assembly.

The breakup shows that the 33rd session of National Assembly was abruptly adjourned for three times due to lack of strength in the house. The 7th, 8th, 9th, 26th and 28th sessions were twice adjourned due to lack of quorum in the current assembly.

PTI MNA Dr. Shireen Mazari pointed out lack of strength in the house for 14 times in total 73 times.

The quorum was pointed out by lawmakers mainly from opposition were Rai Hasan Nawaz Khan, Junaid Akbar, Arif Alvi, Sahibzada Tariq Ullah, Shagufta Jumani, Dr. Shireen Mehrunnisa Mazari, Molana Ameer Zaman, Alizeh Iqbal Haider, Ch. Bilal Ahmed Virk, Sher Akbar Khan, Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar, Mir Munawar Ali Talpur, Imran Zafar Leghari, Sher Akbar Khan, Engr. Hamid-ul-Haq , Jamshaid Ahmed Dasti, Amjad Ali Khan, Nauman Islam Shaikh, Syed Amir Ali Shah Jamote, Shafqat Mahmood, Shazia Marri, Fazal-Ur-Rehman, Lal Chand Malhi, Hamid Ul Haq, Murad Saeed, Amjid Ali Khan, Abdul Sattar Bachani, Aqibullah, Muhammad Aamir Dogar and Mussarat Ahmadzeb.

The available data further revealed the lower house of parliament remained in session for 32 percent despite pointed out by opposition members. As, the house was having required strength after the count was made.

The government side was on a number of times criticized by opposition leader Syed Khursheed Shah and others for not maintaining the required strength in the house. It was several times indicated that first row from treasury benches was empty during any legislation.

The presence of MNAs, mainly from government side, was found almost full when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attended the house.

Political czars noted that the government benches were many of times were found empty soon after the Prime Minister left the house.