National Assembly Adopts Five Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2013: The National Assembly adopted five resolutions during the second sitting of the fifth session on Tuesday as the legislators debated the issue of IMF loan for two hours and 30 minutes. Apart from condemning the attack on army men in Upper Dir, the House adopted resolutions to call upon the government to take steps to eliminate terrorism, abolish system of interest, pull Pakistan Steel Mills out of crisis and supply gas to district Buner.

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National Assembly: The Service Tribunals (Amendment) Bill Introduced

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2013: A bill to amend the Service Tribunals Act 1973 was introduced and Electoral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2013 laid in the thirteenth sitting of the fourth session of the National Assembly on Friday. A PML-N legislator introduced The Services Tribunal (Amendment) Bill 2013 and also laid the Electoral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2013.

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Two Bills Introduced, Standing Committees Formed

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2013: The National Assembly’s fourth session witnessed the introduction of two treasury-backed bills including one seeking amendment to the constitution and the approval of a motion to form 34 Standing Committees along with the opposition’s protests and walkouts over various issues, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report…

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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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