Points of Order Consume 40% of the 49th NA Session Time

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 Free

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National Assembly: Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

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 calling

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MPs asked four percent of 14,943 questions on Performance of Pakistan Railways

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.

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National Assembly Suspends Regular Agenda Due to MNA Death

ISLAMABAD, February 04, 2013: Starting 36 minutes late, the National Assembly suspended its regular agenda to offer condolence on the death of an MNA from Balochistan.

 The 10th sitting of the ongoing 49th session, which met for 39 minutes on Monday, was marked by low attendance as only 53 members were

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National Assembly: Sitting Marked by Walkouts

ISLAMABAD, February 01, 2013: The 55-minute 9th sitting of the 49th session of National Assembly was marked by low attendance and walkouts. Sixty-two members were present at the outset while 55 were there at the time of adjournment. A maximum of 108 members were present at one point of sitting.

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National Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance, Walkouts

ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2013: The 8th sitting of National Assembly’s 49th session was marked by low attendance as 56 members were present at the outset while only 14 were there at the time of adjournment. A maximum of 116 members were present at one point of sitting.

Three walkouts were observed

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National Assembly: Most of Agenda Taken up

ISLAMABAD, January 30, 2013: Starting two hours and 22 minutes late, the National Assembly’s seventh sitting of the 49th session addressed most of agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day on Wednesday.

 There were 145 members at the outset whereas a maximum

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National Assembly: Three Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, January 29, 2013: The National Assembly unanimously passed three bills in the 6th sitting of the ongoing 49th session, which met for three hours and one minute on Tuesday. Eighty-eight members were present at the outset, 60 at the time of adjournment while a maximum of 152 members were present at one point of sitting.

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