Ministerial Absence Leads to Suspension of NA Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, April 29, 2019: The absence of the ministers during Question Hour on Monday led to the suspension of the House proceedings for ten minutes, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth sitting of the ninth session: Members’ Participation The House met…

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NA Fails to Take up Resolution for Extension of PMDC Ordinance

ISLAMABAD, April 26, 2019: The National Assembly did not take up the resolution on Friday seeking extension of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC) Ordinance, 2019 for a further period of 120 days, observes Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of…

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NA Passes the Elections (Amendment) Bill

ISLAMABAD, April 25, 2019: The National Assembly passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Thursday while leaving two thirds agenda unaddressed, observes Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of the ninth session: Members’ Participation The House met for an hour and 29…

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Govt Introduces Child Protection Bill in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, April 24, 2019: The National Assembly held first reading of a government-sponsored bill aimed at curbing criminal activities against children and referred it to the Standing Committee on Human Rights for a thorough review, observes Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Wednesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during…

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Nine Private Members’ Bills Introduced in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, April 23, 2019: The National Assembly witnessed the introduction of nine private members’ bills, which were referred to the relevant committees for further consideration, observes Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the ninth session: Members’ Participation The House…

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NA Takes up Most of Agenda, Condemns Terror Attacks in Sri Lanka

ISLAMABAD, April 22, 2019: The National Assembly took up most of its agenda and unanimously adopted a resolution to condemn terror attacks in Sri Lanka, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of the ninth session: Members’ Participation The House…

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KP Assembly Passes One Govt. Bill, Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, April 2, 2019: The Provincial Assembly of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) passed the KP Land Acquisition (Mines) (Amendment) Bill and adopted three supplementary resolutions after suspension of rules, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during tenth sitting of the…

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Women MPs Contribute 33 Percent Parliamentary Business during 2018-19

ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2019: Women parliamentarians maintained a track record of consistently surpassing reasonable performance expectations during the year 2018-2019 by making remarkable contributions to setting the agenda for parliamentary business, and sustaining spirited deliberations on a range of pressing matters. This has been observed in a report released by Free and Fair Election Network…

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National Assembly Addresses 62% Agenda during Eighth Session

POs Consume 62% of the Proceedings’ Time None out of the Eight Sittings Start on Time ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2019: The National Assembly did not address 38 percent of the agenda during eighth session that continued between February 20 and March 6, 2019. The House spent seven hours and 55 minutes (62 percent) on various Points of Order (POs)…

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NA Passes Finance Supplementary (Second Amendment) Bill

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, March 6, 2019: The National Assembly passed the Finance Supplementary (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Wednesday amid walkout by the opposition parties, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth (last) sitting of the eighth session: Members’ Participation The House met…

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