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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Joint Sitting of Parliament Discusses Yemen crisis

ISLAMABAD, April 6, 2015: Starting 45 minutes behind the schedule, the joint session of the Parliament debated the security situation arising out due to the crisis in Yemen during its first sitting on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Adopting a motion sponsored by the Minister for Defence, the House debated the…

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NA Session: Six Bills Passed, 16 Introduced amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 30, 2015: The 20th session of the National Assembly was marked by the passage of six government bills as the House witnessed low attendance of lawmakers and excessive use of points of order, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session, comprising nine sittings, started on March 16 and concluded on March 27. On average, each sitting started 30 minutes behind the schedule and lasted two hours and 32 minutes.

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National Assembly Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, March 27, 2015: The National Assembly’s 20th session was prorogued as the ninth sitting concluded without addressing any agenda item on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The agenda included four ordinances, two legislative bills, two calling attention notices, three standing committee reports and a motion to debate the recent petrol crisis.…

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