NA Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 6, 2015: The National Assembly swears in four members who have won recent by-elections at the first sitting of its 25th Session, leaving the entire agenda on the Order of the Day unattended, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Acting Speaker administered oath to the newly elected lawmakers and announced the schedule for…

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FAFEN Urges Federal Govt to Enact Right to Information Law

ISLAMABAD, November 5, 2015: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has called upon the Federal Government to extend to the citizens the constitutional Right to Information as guaranteed by Article 19-A through appropriate legislation, says a statement issued on Thursday.

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Only 10% MNAs Attend All 14 Sittings of 24th Session

ISLAMABAD, August 21, 2015: Nearly 10 percent of the members of the National Assembly attended all 14 sitting during its 24th Session that ended on August 13, says FAFEN press statement on Friday. According to the attendance record released by the National Assembly Secretariat, as many as 34 MNAs – 20 directly elected, 13 women,…

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NA Last Sitting Marked by Passage of Bill, Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2015: The National Assembly passed one bill amid low attendance of lawmakers as the 24th session was prorogued sine die on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. Only 24 legislators (7%) were present at the start and 85 (24%) at the time of adjournment of the sitting.…

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National Assembly: Six Bills Passed as Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2015: With 18 (5%) lawmakers present at the outset and 29 (8%) at the time of adjournment, the National Assembly took up 90 percent agenda during 13th sitting of its ongoing 24th session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The low attendance sitting passed six bills…

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Low Attendance Persists in NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, August 11, 2015: Starting 18 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly continued to witness low attendance as only 14 legislators (4%) were present at the start and 18 (5%) at the time of adjournment during the 12th sitting of its ongoing 24th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its…

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National Assembly Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, August 10, 2015: The National Assembly left entire agenda unaddressed during the 11th sitting of its ongoing 24th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The unaddressed agenda included six legislative bills, three periodic reports of the Standing Committees and two Calling Attention Notices (CANs).  In addition, a Motion of Thanks…

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National Assembly: 15 Reports Presented amidst Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 7, 2015: The House witnessed the presentation of 15 Standing Committees’ Periodic Reports amidst low attendance of lawmakers as only 17 (5%) members were present at the start while 44 (13%) at the time of adjournment of the 10th sitting, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Periodic reports…

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MQM, JUI-F Withdraw Motions to Deseat PTI Members

ISLAMABAD, August 6, 2015: MQM and JUI-F lawmakers withdrew their motions under rule 44 to deseat 28 PTI lawmakers for their absence without leave from the Lower House for forty consecutive days of its sittings, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Thursday. The sitting started 85 minutes behind…

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National Assembly Passes Three Bills

ISLAMABAD, August 5, 2015: The National Assembly passed three bills amidst low attendance of lawmakers during the 8th sitting of its ongoing 24th session on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started 20 minutes behind the schedule with 28 legislators (8%) present at the start and 157…

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