NA Discusses Foreign and Defence Policies, Skips Legislative Business

ISLAMABAD, January 15, 2018: The National Assembly held a discussion on foreign and defence policies of the government while leaving the legislative business unaddressed due to low attendance, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of 51st session: Members’ Participation The…

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NA Passes Bill to Extend SC and PHC Jurisdiction to FATA, Discusses Kasur Incident

ISLAMABAD, January 12, 2018: The National Assembly, on Friday, passed a bill seeking to extend the jurisdiction of Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court (PHC) to Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) and held discussion on the Kasur incident, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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Treasury, Opposition Lock Horns over FATA Reforms Bill

Treasury, Opposition Lock Horns over FATA Reforms Bill

None of the sittings could commence on scheduled time Opposition stages walk out in nine sittings Islamabad, December 21, 2017: The National Assembly could not address its scheduled business during 50th session that ended on December 21, 2017. The eleven-sitting session had five government bills and heavy Private Members’ business on the agenda. Four government bills were…

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Lack of Quorum Leads to Prorogation of NA Session

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2017: The proceedings of the National Assembly continued for 15 minutes on Thursday as the Chair announced prorogation of the session sine die after the quorum was found incomplete, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 11th sitting of the…

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Quorum Issue Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2017: The quorum issue persisted in the National Assembly on Wednesday as the sitting remained suspended for 52 minutes due to the presence of less than 25 percent lawmakers in the House, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during tenth sitting of the…

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NA Skips Agenda; Discusses Political and Agricultural Issues

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2017: The National Assembly on Tuesday did not take up agenda on Private Member’s Day and debated issues related to politics and agriculture, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during ninth sitting of the 50th session: Members’ Participation The National…

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Quorum Issue Persists; NA Sitting Adjourned

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2017: The treasury benches could not ensure the presence of required number of legislators in the House, as Monday was the sixth day when the proceedings had to be adjourned due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).  Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth sitting of…

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NA Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, December 15, 2017: The National Assembly was adjourned on Friday due to lack of quorum without taking up any of the agenda item, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during seventh sitting of 50th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for an hour and 22 minutes of which the…

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National Assembly Overcomes Quorum Issue, Passes Two Bills

ISLAMABAD, December 14, 2017: The National Assembly on Thursday succeeded in transacting most of the regular agenda after four consecutive sittings when quorum was pointed out to adjourn proceedings of the House, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

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Quorum Issue Haunts NA Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, December 13, 2017: The fifth sitting of the National Assembly had to be adjourned due to missing quorum on Wednesday as the deadlock between treasury and opposition benches persisted for not including the FATA Reforms Bill on the agenda, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). It was the fourth time that the sitting had to be…

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