National Assembly Sitting Adjourned for a Week

ISLAMABAD, August 10, 2017: The sixth sitting of the National Assembly was adjourned for a week on Thursday due to lack of quorum, leaving its scheduled business unaddressed, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of the National Assembly’s 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for…

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National Assembly Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, August 9, 2017: The National Assembly could not address its business on Wednesday due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for 32 minutes of which the sitting remained suspended…

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NA Skips Resolutions, Motions under Rule 259; Addresses Legislative Agenda

ISLAMABAD, August 8, 2017: The National Assembly referred six Private Members’ bills to relevant standing committees following their first reading in the House while three bills were not granted leave for introduction on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of the 44th session:…

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Government Introduces Elections Bill 2017 in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, August 7, 2017: The National Assembly witnessed the presentation of final report of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms and the Elections Bill, 2017 on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are the key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of the 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met…

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NA Constitutes Committee to Probe Female Lawmaker’s Harassment

ISLAMABAD, August 4, 2017: The National Assembly on Friday adopted a motion to constitute a Special Committee to probe the allegations of harassment made by a female lawmaker of PTI against the party’s chairman, observes Free and Fair Election Network. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 44th session:  Members’…

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National Assembly Elects Leader of the House

ISLAMABAD, August 1, 2017: The National Assembly elected 28th Prime Minister of Pakistan on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Shahid Khaqan Abbasi secured 221 votes, Syed Naveed Qamar 47 votes, Sheikh Rasheed 33 votes and Sahibzada Tariq Ullah four votes. The election was held through division in the lobbies. Following are key…

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Parliament Must Complete Tenure, Enact Stringent Anti-Corruption Laws

ISLAMABAD, July 20, 2017:  While Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) notes that accountability of the incumbent Prime Minister by the Supreme Court of Pakistan will strengthen public trust in democracy, it calls for across the board accountability to purge the state and politics from corruption.

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National Assembly Approves Supplementary Budget 2016-17

Budget Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, June 14, 2017: The National Assembly approved 124 Supplementary Demands for Grants for financial year 2016-17 and 59 Excess Demands for Grants and Appropriations for the years 1998-1999 and 2003-2004, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during last (15th) sitting of the 43rd session:…

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National Assembly Passes Finance Bill 2017 amid Opposition’s Boycott

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2017: The National Assembly passed the Finance Bill, 2017 on Tuesday amidst boycott by the opposition parties, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during 14th sitting of the 43rd session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three hours and 30 minutes. The sitting started at…

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National Assembly: Opposition Continues Boycott of Budget Discussion

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2017: The National Assembly, on Monday, continued the general discussion on the budget amidst opposition’s boycott of the proceedings, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during 13th sitting of the 43rd session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and seven minutes. The…

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