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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NA Adopts Resolution Against Ceasefire Violations by India

ISLAMABAD, October 23, 2014: The National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution to condemn ceasefire violations by the India forces on the Line of Control and Working Boundary during the 4th sitting of 15th session on Thursday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The resolution was moved by the Adviser to the Prime Minister…

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NA Debates Indian Attacks on LoC, Working Boundary

ISLAMABAD, October 22, 2014: The National Assembly discussed unprovoked firing and shelling by the Indian forces on the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary during the 3rd sitting of 15th session on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Tabled by the Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan under Rule 259, eight…

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NA Rejects Bill Seeking New Provinces; 12 Private Bill Introduced

ISLAMABAD, October 21, 2014: The National Assembly rejected a bill seeking the creation of new provinces in the country and witnessed the introduction of 12 private member’s bills during the second sitting of 15th session on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Introduced by an independent lawmaker, the House rejected the Constitution…

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NA Congratulates Malala, Condemns Indian Aggression

ISLAMABAD, October 20, 2014: Starting 63 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution to congratulate Malala Yousufzai for winning Noble Peace Prize during the first 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 took…

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Two Resolutions Adopted Against Division of Sindh

ISLAMABAD, September 25, 2014: The Sindh Assembly adopted two resolutions against the division of Sindh and the creation of new administrative units in Sindh during the first sitting of 14th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The opposition legislators staged a 21-minute walkout over the scattered allotment of seats on the opposition…

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3rd Joint Session Prorogued; Resolution Adopted to Strengthen Democracy

ISLAMABAD, September 19, 2014: The 3rd Joint Session of the Parliament prorogued sine die on Friday after unanimously adopting a resolution to uphold the supremacy of parliament, constitution, democracy and state institutions, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition winded up the political debate in…

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