42% MPs Attend Joint Sitting; Debate on Political Situation Continues

Resolution adopted to increase Literacy Rate ISLAMABAD, September 8, 2014: Starting 50 minutes behind schedule, the fifth sitting of the ongoing Joint Session of the Parliament on Monday witnessed low attendance as 107 legislators were present at outset while 102 at the adjournment of the sitting, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Continuing…

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Joint session debates political situation for three minutes

Points of Order consume 84% of sitting time ISLAMABAD, September 5, 2014: Starting 35 minutes behind schedule, the fourth sitting of the ongoing Joint Session of the Parliament left the sole agenda item on the Orders of the Day unaddressed to raise five Points of Order which consumed 84% of the sitting time, says the…

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President Addresses Joint Sitting of the Parliament

ISLAMABAD, June 2, 2014: The President of Pakistan addressed the second joint sitting of the parliament amid a boycott by four opposition parties over the Prime Minister’s failure to attend the sessions of the Senate, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

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NA: Debate on Law and Order Continues, Two CANs Taken up

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2014: The National Assembly continued discussion on the law and order situation in the country during the sixth sitting of its 11th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Six members – PML-N (2) and one each from PTI, PPPP, JI and MQM – took part in the…

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National Assembly: Rigging Allegations Consume 47% of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2014: The debate on PTI’s election rigging allegations consumed 47 percent of the proceedings time mostly on points of order during the 5th sitting of 11th National Assembly session on Friday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Starting 21 minutes behind schedule, the Lower House met for two hours and…

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NA: Two CANs Taken Up, Debate on Law & Order Continues

Islamabad, May 8, 2014: The National Assembly took up two calling attention notices (CANs) and continued debate on the law and order situation in the country during the fourth sitting of the 11th session on Thursday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Sponsored by two PML-N female legislators, the first CAN was regarding…

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National Assembly Continues Debate on Law and Order

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2014:  The National Assembly continued a discussion on the law and order situation in the country during the third sitting of its 11th session on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). One member each from PTI, JI and PML-N took part in the debate on a motion under Rule…

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National Assembly: Seven Bills Introduced, Two Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, May 6, 2014: The National Assembly witnessed the introduction of seven private members’ bills during the second sitting of its 11th session on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The private members’ bills include the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2014 (Amendment in Article 37), the Suppression of Terrorist Activities (Special Courts) (Amendment)…

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Federal Judicial Academy (Amend) Ordinance laid in NA

MQM lawmakers staged walkout against target killings ISLAMABAD, May 5, 2014: The Federal Judicial Academy (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 was laid in the National Assembly during first sitting of 11th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Starting an hour and 30 minutes behind schedule, the proceedings deliberated upon motion…

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FAFEN workshop emphasizes need for data journalism

ISLAMABAD, May 1, 2014: Pakistani media and civil society have joined hands to make joint efforts for a transparent, accountable and accessible Parliament as a prerequisite for responsive legislative governance and consolidation of democracy in the country, says a press release issued on Thursday.  Under a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Press Club (NPC),…

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