National Assembly Passes Elections Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD, August 22, 2017: The National Assembly unanimously passed the Elections Bill, 2017 on Tuesday during last sitting of the session, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of the tenth sitting of 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for six hours. The sitting started at…

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National Assembly Concludes Discussion on Elections Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD, August 21, 2017: The National Assembly concluded the discussion on the Elections Bill, 2017 while leaving the rest of the agenda unaddressed on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of the ninth sitting of 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for four hours…

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National Assembly Begins Debate on Elections Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD, August 18, 2017: The National Assembly began debate on the Elections Bill, 2017 while suspending the remaining agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth sitting of 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for…

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NA Passes Two Bills, Defers Debate on Elections Bill 2017

ISLAMABAD, August 17, 2017: The National Assembly on Thursday passed two bills and deferred debate on the Elections Bill, 2017, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during seventh sitting of the 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and 50 minutes. The sitting…

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National Assembly Sitting Adjourned for a Week

ISLAMABAD, August 10, 2017: The sixth sitting of the National Assembly was adjourned for a week on Thursday due to lack of quorum, leaving its scheduled business unaddressed, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of the National Assembly’s 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for…

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National Assembly Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, August 9, 2017: The National Assembly could not address its business on Wednesday due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for 32 minutes of which the sitting remained suspended…

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NA Skips Resolutions, Motions under Rule 259; Addresses Legislative Agenda

ISLAMABAD, August 8, 2017: The National Assembly referred six Private Members’ bills to relevant standing committees following their first reading in the House while three bills were not granted leave for introduction on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of the 44th session:…

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Government Introduces Elections Bill 2017 in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, August 7, 2017: The National Assembly witnessed the presentation of final report of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms and the Elections Bill, 2017 on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are the key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of the 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met…

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NA Constitutes Committee to Probe Female Lawmaker’s Harassment

ISLAMABAD, August 4, 2017: The National Assembly on Friday adopted a motion to constitute a Special Committee to probe the allegations of harassment made by a female lawmaker of PTI against the party’s chairman, observes Free and Fair Election Network. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 44th session:  Members’…

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National Assembly Elects Leader of the House

ISLAMABAD, August 1, 2017: The National Assembly elected 28th Prime Minister of Pakistan on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Shahid Khaqan Abbasi secured 221 votes, Syed Naveed Qamar 47 votes, Sheikh Rasheed 33 votes and Sahibzada Tariq Ullah four votes. The election was held through division in the lobbies. Following are key…

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