NA Sitting Marked by Low Interest of Members

ISLAMABAD, December 4, 2014: Starting 22 minutes behind schedule, the 7th sitting of the ongoing National Assembly session was marked by low attendance of Members as 45 were present at the outset of the sitting while 65 were there at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The quorum was visible lacking at…

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NA Adopts Resolution Seeking Steps to Facilitate Persons with Disabilities

ISLAMABAD, December 3, 2014: The National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution in its 6th sitting of 16th session urging the government to take care of special needs of persons with disabilities and ensure implementation of their employment quota in the country, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The resolution was tabled by a…

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National Assembly Adopts Resolution to Revive PIA

ISLAMABAD, December 2, 2014: Starting half an hour behind the schedule, the National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution in its fifth sitting of the 16th session, urging the government to take immediate steps to improve the services of Pakistan International Airlines, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House debated the…

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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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