National Assembly: Points of Order Consume 46% of Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2013: The recent terrorist attacks on trains and insufficient security arrangements for passengers were highlighted in a Calling Attention Notice (CAN) taken up by the National Assembly during the twelfth sitting of the fourth session on Thursday.

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National Assembly: None of the Agenda Items Taken Up

ISLAMABAD, August 27, 2013: The National Assembly did not take up any of the 24 agenda items for the tenth sitting of the fourth session on Tuesday. These agenda items comprised two Calling Attention Notices (CANs), four bills, amendments in the rules of procedure and conduct of business, five resolutions, five motions under Rule 259 and also a motion of thanks on the president’s address to the parliament on June 10, 2013.

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National Assembly: Debate on Presidential Address

ISLAMABAD, August 26, 2013: The National Assembly debated the presidential address to the parliament’s joint session in June this year during the ninth sitting of the fourth session on Monday. The debate lasted an hour and 34 minutes. The Leader of the Opposition opened the debate on the presidential address and spoke for 29 minutes. Legislators of JUI-F, PkMAP, MQM, PTI, JI and a FATA MNA also expressed views on the address.

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National Assembly: Most Agenda Items not Taken up

ISLAMABAD, August 23, 2013: The National Assembly did not take up two Calling Attention Notices on the issues of recent terrorist attacks on trains and likelihood of increase in the rates of security deposit for gas supply during the eighth sitting of the fourth session.

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