NA Adopts Resolution Condemning Ex-Senator’s Killing

ISLAMABAD, December 1, 2014: The National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution in its fourth sitting of the 16th session to condemn the killing of a former JUI-F senator in Sukkur on Saturday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. Tabled by the State Minister for…

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Lack of Quorum Marks Third NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 28, 2014: Starting 20 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly continued to witness low attendance as only 39 legislators (11%) were present at the start and 48 (14%) at the adjournment of the third sitting of the ongoing 16th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet.…

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Low Attendance Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, November 27, 2014: Starting 27 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly continued to witness low attendance as only 15% of the lawmakers were present at the start and 11% at the adjournment during the second sitting of the 16th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet based…

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National Assembly Takes Up Two CANs amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 26, 2014: With the presence of 52 (15%) lawmakers at the outset and 63 (19%) at the adjournment, the National Assembly took up two calling attention notices (CANs) during its first sitting of the 16th session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet based on direct observation of…

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Introduction of 17 Legislations, 8 Protests Mark 15th NA Session

Prime Minister attends two sittings, Points of Order Consume 33% of Session Time ISLAMABAD, November 7, 2014: The 15th session of the National Assembly was marked by the introduction of 17 new bills, 3-day debate on the Indian aggression on the Line of Control, eight protests and low attendance of members, says the Free and…

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NA Session Prorogued amid Opposition’s Boycott

ISLAMABAD, October 31, 2014: The 15th session of the National Assembly was prorogued on Friday amid a boycott by the opposition lawmakers, except for MQM, over the planned privatization of OGDCL, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The opposition lawmakers attended the proceedings wearing black bands on their arms to protest the privatization…

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NA Sitting Marked by Walkout, Boycott by Opposition

ISLAMABAD, October 30, 2014: The National Assembly witnessed a walkout and a boycott by the opposition (except for MQM) and FATA lawmakers over alleged rowdy attitude of the Interior Minister and the planned privatization of OGDCL during the 8th sitting of 15th session on Thursday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The opposition…

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Low Attendance NA Sitting Takes up Two CANs

ISLAMABAD, October 29, 2014: Starting 30 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly continued to witness low attendance as 55 legislators (16%) were present at the start and 63 (18%) at the adjournment of 7th sitting of 15th session on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House took up two calling…

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53% Agenda Left Unaddressed in NA; POs Consume 56%of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, October 28, 2014: The National Assembly did not take up 53% agenda items on the orders of day during the 6th sitting of 15th session on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Two private bills were introduced in the House which spent 85 minutes (56% of the proceedings’ time) as 28…

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NA Adopts Two Resolutions, POs consume 49% of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, October 27, 2014: Starting 54 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly adopted two resolutions while points of order consumed 49% time of the 5th sitting of 15th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Tabled by the Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, the House unanimously adopted a resolution…

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