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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National Assembly Passes FPSC (Amendment) Bill, 2014

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2014: The National Assembly passed the Federal Public Service Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2014 during 10th sitting of its 9th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. The federal minister for science and technology introduced the bill which was passed by the House unanimously.

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NA Wraps up Debate on National Security Policy

ISLAMABAD, March 6, 2014: The National Assembly concluded its debate on National Internal Security Policy (NISP) during 9th sitting of its 9th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. The House suspended its regular agenda to discuss the internal security policy of the country. Ten lawmakers, including the federal minister for Interior, spoke on the motion under rule 259 for three hours

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NA Suspends Agenda To Discuss National Security Policy

ISLAMABAD, March 5, 2014: The National Assembly debated a motion under rule 259 regarding National Internal Security Policy of the government on Wednesday during eighth sitting of its 9th session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Moved by Minister for Science and Technology, twelve legislators debated the motion for three hours and 25 minutes. Three PML-N members followed by two each of PPPP and JI and one each of PkMAP, JUI-F,

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