ISLAMABAD, February 22, 2013: Starting 30 minutes late, the fifth sitting of the ongoing National Assembly session witnessed low attendance of Members. Only 47 members (14% of the total membership) were present at the outset while 67 were there at the time of adjournment.
ISLAMABAD, February 21, 2013: Amid protests by opposition benches (PMLN) and government coalition partner (MQM), the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (PIMS) Islamabad Bill 2013 was passed by the National Assembly during the fourth sitting of the ongoing session, says Free and Fair Election Network.Details
ISLAMABAD, February 20, 2013: Starting an hour and 25 minutes late, the third sitting of the ongoing 50th National Assembly session continued to witness low attendance of Members. Only 63 were present at the outset while 27 were there at the adjournment.
ISLAMABAD, February 19, 2013: Starting 42 minutes late, the second sitting of ongoing session that met for two hours and 30 minutes on Tuesday left most of the agenda items, listed on the Orders of the Day, unaddressed. Like previous Private Members’ Days, the agenda for today’s sitting was also set ambitiously which is not possible to take up during a span of a single sitting.Details
ISLAMABAD, February 18, 2013: Starting an hour and 40 minutes late, the first sitting of 50th session of National Assembly met for an hour and 52 minutes on Monday, witnessed low attendance of Members. Only 41 members were present at the start of the sitting whileDetails
The legislators of the main opposition party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN), actively took part in the parliamentary proceedings during the five years in the 13th National Assembly. They sponsored the most agenda items, including oversight over the executive through the Question Hour and Calling Attention Notices, and representation by raisingDetails
ISLAMABAD, February 08, 2013: The 12th and the last sitting of 49th session of National Assembly, which met for 10 minutes on Friday, was adjourned because of lack of quorum – 1/4th of the total membership required for House proceedings.
A PMLN memberDetails
ISLAMABAD, February 8, 2013: The National Assembly’s 49th session was marked by low interest of Members, Points of Order interrupting regular proceedings and late starts, leaving most of the agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day unaddressed, says a preliminary report issued by the FreeDetails
ISLAMABAD, February 07, 2013: The 11th sitting of the National Assembly’s 49th session, which met for an hour and 35 minutes on Thursday, was marked by low attendance and unaddressed agenda.
Four bills, six resolutions, eight motions under rule 259, and a callingDetails
During the last five years, Pakistan Railways, which faced administrative and financial crisis, remained under scrutiny in the National Assembly. During the Question-Hour session, the parliamentarians inquired about the closure of Railways routes, financial difficulties, delay in salaries, corruption, land and property and other issues from the Ministry of Railways.Details