48th Session of NA: 62 percent of agenda left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2012: The 48th session of National Assembly unanimously passed the Fair Trail Bill 2012 as the House witnessed low attendance leaving 62% of the agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)

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NA: Session’s Last Sitting Marked by Key Members’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2012: The 10th and the last sitting of the 48th session of the National Assembly was marked by low members’ attendance as the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Speaker, Deputy Speaker along with the parliamentary leaders of MQM, MMAP, ANP, PMLF and BNPA did not attend the sitting.

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NA: Fair Trial Bill Passed Unanimously

ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for four hours, unanimously passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill 2012 in the ninth sitting of the 48th session.

The Standing Committee on Law and Justice presented its report on the bill which

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Almost Half of Sitting Time Consumed by Points of Order

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2012: Starting 33 minutes late, the 8th sitting of the ongoing National Assembly session continued to witness the low attendance of members as only 42 members (13% of the total membership) were present at the outset whereas 52 (16%) were there when the

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National Assembly: 84% of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2012: The 7th sitting of the ongoing National Assembly session was marked by low attendance of members. Only 30 legislators were present at the start of the sitting while 81 were there when the sitting was adjourned. Additionally, the Prime Minister, the Leader

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Despite Low Attendance Trade Development Authority Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, December 17, 2012: Starting 35 minutes late, the 6th sitting of the ongoing National Assembly session did not discuss the motion on law and order in the country. The sitting was also marked by low attendance as only 41 legislators were present at the start of the sitting while

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Low Attendance NA Sitting Leaves All Agenda Items Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, December 14, 2012: Starting 30 minutes late, the 5th sitting of National Assembly’s 48th session which met for an hour and 30 minutes on Friday witnessed low attendance of members.  Thirty-one (9%) members were present at the start while 80 (23%) were there when the

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Low Attendance Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, December 13, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for an hour and 48 minutes during the fourth sitting of the 48th session, presented a Standing Committee report on the Constitution (Twenty-first Amendment) Bill 2012 in the House.

However, the Gwadar Port Authority Bill 2012 was not

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NA: Bill Unanimously Passed

ISLAMABAD, December 12, 2012: Starting an hour and 16 minutes late, the third sitting of the 48th session unanimously passed the Pakistan Coinage (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

 Another Bill – the Foreign Exchange Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2012 –

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Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, December 11, 2012: The 2nd NA sitting left 76% of the agenda unaddressed listed on the Orders of the Day. Like previous Private Members’ Days, the agenda for the sitting was set ambitiously which cannot be taken up during a span of a single sitting. The House did not

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