NA Condoles Tragedies in Nepal, Peshawar

ISLAMABAD, April 27, 2015: Starting 40 minutes behind the schedule, the fifth sitting of the National Assembly’s ongoing session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Thirty-four members (10%) were present at the start of the sitting and 31 (9%) at the time of adjournment. The Prime Minister,…

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National Assembly Sitting Marked by Opposition’s Walkout

ISLAMABAD, April 24, 2015: The 4th sitting of the ongoing National Assembly’s session witnessed a walkout by opposition lawmakers against the unsatisfactory response by the relevant minister during the Question Hour, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting was also marked by low attendance of members as 48 (14%) were present at the…

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NA: Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, April 23, 2015: The third sitting of the National Assembly’s 21st session was adjourned due to lack of quorum, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Two bills- the National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Bill 2015 and the Gas (Theft Control and Recovery) Bill 2014- were introduced in the House and…

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National Assembly Leaves 58 % Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, April 22, 2015: The Lower House of the Parliament left over 58 per cent of the agenda unaddressed during the second sitting of its 21st session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Twenty-one lawmakers (6%) were present at the start of the sitting and 41 (12%) at the time of adjournment.…

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Chinese President Addresses Parliament’s Joint Session

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2015: In a historic event to improve Pak-China relations, the President of People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping addressed the joint session of the Parliament on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session started with the national anthems of both countries. The Chinese President addressed the House for…

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Six Ordinances Laid, Three Bills Introduced in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, April 20, 2015: The first sitting of 21th session of National Assembly witnessed introduction of three bills and presentation of six ordinances on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs presented the Safeguard Measures (Amendment) Ordinance 2015, the Countervailing Duties Ordinance 2015, the Anti-dumping…

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Joint Sitting: Parliament Resolves on Neutrality in Yemen Conflict

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2015: The Parliament unanimously approved a draft resolution on Friday, urging the government to stay neutral and strive for diplomatic resolution to the Yemen crisis, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 38 minutes behind the schedule with 74 legislators (22%) present at the start and 225 (66%) at…

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Joint Sitting: Lawmakers Continue Debate on Yemen Crisis

ISLAMABAD, April 9, 2015: Starting 75 minutes behind schedule, the fourth joint sitting of the Parliament witnessed low attendance of lawmakers as the House continued the debate on the Yemen crisis, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). A total of 108 legislators (24%) were present at start of the sitting and 53 (12%) at…

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Third Joint Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, April 8, 2015: The third sitting of the Parliament’s joint session witnessed low attendance of lawmakers as the House continued to discuss the security situation in the wake of the crisis in Yemen, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. The sitting started 35 minutes behind the schedule with 71 (16%) lawmakers…

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Joint Sitting of Parliament Continues Debate on Yemen crisis

ISLAMABAD, April 7, 2015: Starting 41 minutes behind schedule, the Joint Session of the Parliament continued debate on Yemen Crisis during its second sitting on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). A total of ten legislators –three from PPPP  and one each of PML-N (Prime Minister), BNP, JI, ANP, PML, PML-Z and…

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