NA Begins Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2016: The National Assembly began discussion on the Finance Bill 2016 on Monday during third sitting of 33rd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The National Assembly met for four hours and 42 minutes. The proceeding remained…

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Finance Bill 2016 presented before NA

ISLAMABAD, June 3, 2016: The National Assembly witnessed presentation of the Finance Bill 2016 on Friday during second sitting of 33rd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House was adjourned to meet again on June 6, 2016 at 1600 hours. Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House…

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Lawmakers’ interest in National Assembly Shows Declining Trend

101 lawmakers attend less than half of sittings Attendance remains higher in shorter sessions while lower in longer sessions Average annual attendance the lowest during second parliamentary year The 14th National Assembly completed its third parliamentary year on May 31, 2016. It held 32 sessions spanning over 289 sittings from June 1, 2013, to May 30,…

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President Addresses Joint Sitting of the Parliament

ISLAMABAD, June 1, 2016: The President of Pakistan addressed both Houses of the Parliament assembled together in Joint Sitting on beginning of the fourth parliamentary year on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Presidential Address continued for 41 minutes after which the Joint Sitting was prorogued. Following are some key observations of…

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NA Suspends Regular Agenda for Budget Session

ISLAMABAD, May 31, 2016: The National Assembly adopted a motion to suspend its regular agenda for the Budget 2016-17 on Tuesday during first sitting of 33rd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The lawmakers consumed entire first sitting to pay respect to deceased MNA Malik Iqbal Mehdi Khan and wish good health to Prime…

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NA Takes Up Most of Agenda

ISLAMABAD, May 20, 2016: The National Assembly addressed its entire agenda except a Calling Attention Notice on Friday during tenth and last sitting of its 32nd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session was prorogued on conclusion of its business. Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House…

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NA Passes Constitutional Amendment, two other bills

ISLAMABAD, May 19, 2016: The National Assembly passed the Constitutional Amendment and two other government bills unanimously on Thursday during ninth sitting of its 32nd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The National Assembly met for three hours and 36…

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NA Leaves Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2016: The National Assembly did not take up its agenda except a report on Wednesday during eighth sitting of its 32nd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The National Assembly met for three hours and 57 minutes.…

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NA Addresses Most of Private Members’ Agenda

ISLAMABAD, May 17, 2016: The National Assembly took up its entire agenda except motions under Rule 259 and a Calling Attention Notice on Tuesday during seventh sitting of its 32nd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The National Assembly met…

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NA Discusses Panama-Leaks Issue besides Regular Agenda

ISLAMABAD, May 16, 2016: The National Assembly took up its regular agenda while the Prime Minister made a statement on his family’s offshore businesses on Monday during sixth sitting of 32nd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The National Assembly…

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