NA Approves Amendments to Organ Transplant Law

ISLAMABAD, October 10, 2017: The Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues (Amendment) Bill, 2017 sailed through the National Assembly on Tuesday amid the passage of three resolutions on the Private Members’ Day, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during seventh sitting of the…

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National Assembly Discusses Increase in the Petroleum Prices

ISLAMABAD, October 9, 2017: The National Assembly addressed its legislative business and discussed the recent increase in the prices of petroleum products on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth sitting of the 47th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met…

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National Assembly Elects Four Standing Committees

ISLAMABAD, October 6, 2017: The National Assembly, on Friday, elected the members of the Standing Committees on Privatization, Narcotics Control, Postal Services and Statistics, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 47th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met…

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National Assembly Amends Elections Act, 2017

ISLAMABAD, October 5, 2017: The National Assembly passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2017 on Thursday, while skipping the regular agenda of the day, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The amendment bill will now be sent to the Senate for its passage. Following are key observations of the proceedings during…

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Chair Directs Govt to Ensure Ministers’ Presence in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, October 4, 2017: The National Assembly addressed the entire agenda on Wednesday, amid directions of the Chair for the government to ensure attendance of ministers during the House proceedings, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of the 47th session:…

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National Assembly Defers Most of Private Members’ Business

ISLAMABAD, October 3, 2017: The National Assembly deferred 70% of the private members’ agenda on Tuesday and consumed more than half of the proceedings (52%) in discussing Points of Order, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 47th session:…

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National Assembly Passes Elections and RTI Laws

ISLAMABAD, October 2, 2017: The National Assembly passed the much-debated Elections Bill, 2017 and the Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017 on Monday, despite the opposition’s protest over passage of the electoral bill, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting…

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National Assembly Leaves 38% Agenda Unaddressed during 46th session

Five sittings adjourned due to lack of quorum The Right of Access to Information Bill remains pending ISLAMABAD, September 25, 2017: The National Assembly left its 38% agenda unaddressed amidst low attendance of lawmakers and frequent adjournments due to lack of quorum during 46th session, observes the Free and Fair Election Network in its session report…

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NA Skips Most of Legislative Business; Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, September 21, 2017: The ongoing session of the National Assembly was prorogued on Thursday without considering most of the legislative agenda, including the Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during ninth and last sitting of…

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National Assembly Condemns Violence against Rohingya Muslims

ISLAMABAD, September 20, 2017: The National Assembly adopted a resolution on Wednesday condemning the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth sitting of the 46th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for four hours and…

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