Lack of Quorum Marks Fifth NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, July 31, 2015: Starting 22 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly continued to witness low attendance as only 32 legislators (9%) were present at the start and 50 (15%) at the adjournment of the fifth sitting of the ongoing 24th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet.…

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Low attendance NA sitting takes up 88% agenda

ISLAMABAD, July 30, 2015: With 17 (5%) lawmakers present at the outset and 34 (10%) at the time of adjournment, the National Assembly took up 88 percent agenda during its fourth sitting on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House took up two calling attention notices (CANs) regarding dilapidated…

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National Assembly Passes Islamabad Capital Territory LG Bill 2015

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2015: The National Assembly passed the Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Bill, 2015 during the third sitting of its ongoing 24th session on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The State Minister for Interior introduced the bill as passed by the Senate with amendments and…

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Low Attendance Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, July 28, 2015: The first private members’ day of the National Assembly’s 24th session was marked by lawmakers’ low attendance – with 28 legislators (8%) present at the start and 35 (10%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday. The quorum was visibly lacking at various stages…

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National Assembly Leaves Over 70% Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, July 27, 2015: The Lower House of the Parliament left almost three-quarters of its agenda unaddressed on Monday during the first sitting of its 24th session as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at 1631 hours against the scheduled time of…

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NA Budget Session Marked by Low Attendance, Multiple Walkouts

Prime Minister attends 5% of the session 161 lawmakers participate in budget debate ISLAMABAD, June 26, 2015: The 23rd session of the National Assembly was marked by the passage of the Finance Bill 2015 and adoption of three resolutions, including one to extend the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 for 120 days, amid multiple walkouts…

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National Assembly Continues Debate on Energy Crisis

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2015: The National Assembly continued to debate the ongoing energy crisis in the country on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 12 minutes behind the schedule with 18 lawmakers (5% of the total membership) present at the start and 107 (31%) at the time of adjournment. The…

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National Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2015: The National Assembly witnessed low attendance on Wednesday as the House held a discussion on the ongoing energy crisis in the country and its resulting effects on the lives of people, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 29 minutes behind the schedule with 26 lawmakers (8% of…

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Finance Bill Passed amid Opposition’s Walkout

ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2015: The National Assembly passed the Finance Bill 2015 amid opposition’s walkout during 13th sitting of the 23rd session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. After the passage of Finance Bill, 2015, the Minister for Finance spoke for 17 minutes. The House also approved 110…

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NA Rejects Cut Motions, Approves 49 Demands for Grants

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2015: The National Assembly approved 49 demands for grants on Monday and rejected all the cut motions in the absence of opposition lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 26 minutes behind the schedule with 59 members (17%) present at the start and 96 (28%) at the time…

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