100 Days of National Assembly: Low government interest mars overall performance

ISLAMABAD, October 18, 2013: The Prime Minister and his cabinet\’s low attendance and the government’s parliamentary agenda not reflecting the Leader of the House’s priorities laid out in his inaugural speech in the Lower House marked the first 100 days of the 14th National Assembly, according to a Free and Fair Election Network report released on Friday.

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National Assembly Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2013: The fifth session of the National Assembly was prorogued on Friday as the House adopted two resolutions and a motion of thanks to express gratitude to the President for his address to the parliament’s joint session during its tenth and final sitting.

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National Assembly Adopts Four Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, September 26, 2013: The National Assembly adopted four resolutions during the ninth sitting of the fifth session on Thursday. The resolutions called for the government to ensure security in Islamabad Capital Territory and to control the use of fake SIMs, rising prices of petroleum and load shedding.

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National Assembly: Resolution demands relief for quake victims

ISLAMABAD, September 25, 2013: The National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution expressing solidarity with the Balochistan earthquake victims and urged the government to take relief measures for rehabilitation during the eighth sitting of its fifth session on Wednesday.

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National Assembly: Debate continues on tragic incident in Peshawar

ISLAMABAD, September 24, 2013: The National Assembly continued to debate the twin suicide blasts on a church in Peshawar during the seventh sitting of the fifth session on Tuesday. The House debated the motion under rule 259, which was moved by Minister for Science and Technology on September 23, for five hours and three minutes.

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National Assembly: Federal Court (Repeal) Bill Laid

ISLAMABAD, September 20, 2013: The Federal Court (Repeal) Bill, 2013 was introduced and sent to the relevant committee during the fifth sitting of the National Assembly’s fifth session, on Friday. The Prime Minister did not attend the proceedings. The Speaker presided over the sitting in the presence of the Leader of the Opposition, the parliamentary leaders of PMLF, JI, PkMAP, QWP and the sole APML MNA.

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