National Assembly Takes Up Two CANs Amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 28, 2014: With the presence of 64 lawmakers at the outset and 68 at the adjournment, the National Assembly took up two calling attention notices (CANs) during 5th sitting of the 10th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings.

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National Assembly: Opposition Stages Walkout Over Foreign Aid Reply

ISLAMABAD, March 27, 2014: The opposition members in the National Assembly staged a token walkout, on Thursday, over unsatisfactory reply of the government regarding the foreign aid of Rs 1.5 billion, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings.

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Lack of Quorum Leads to Adjournment of NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 26, 2014: The 3rd sitting of the 10th session of National Assembly was adjourned on Wednesday due to lack of quorum, after consuming 59 per cent of the total proceedings time over debate on matters under Rule 18, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet.

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Low attendance, lack of quorum observed in six NA sessions

ISLAMABAD, March 24, 2014: The lack of quorum and low attendance of members were observed in six out of nine sessions of the 14th National Assembly, which shows a lack of interest on part of the parliamentarians in the legislative business, says a press release issued by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday.

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Low attendance, lack of quorum observed in six NA sessions

ISLAMABAD, March 24, 2014: The lack of quorum and low attendance of members were observed in six out of nine sessions of the 14th National Assembly, which shows a lack of interest on part of the parliamentarians in the legislative business, says a press release issued by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday.

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National Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, March 24, 2014: Starting an hour and 38 minutes late, the first sitting of the 10th session of National Assembly was marked by low attendance, as only 97 lawmakers were present at the outset while 35 were there at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet on Monday.

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National Assembly passes five government bills, adopts several resolutions amidst low attendance of MNAs

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2014: The ninth session of the National Assembly passed legislation to overhaul the judicial system and adopted resolutions calling for better governance in the areas of energy and taxation, among others. However, lawmakers’ attendance was observed to be low, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. Five treasury-backed bills were passed while seven bills – including the Hindu Marriage Bill, 2014 – were

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[FAFEN] Women MPs Performance Report

ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2013: As the first parliamentary year of the incumbent 14th National Assembly is nearing to complete, women legislators performed impressively during nine House sessions asserting themselves in their lawmaking role, according to a Free and Fair Election Network report issued on the International Women’s Day. Women parliamentarians played an active role in the lawmaking process by submitting 12 private member bills (six singly and six jointly with their colleagues). These bills focused of issues pertaining to

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