National Assembly: MPs’ 741 interventions focus on labour laws

ISLAMABAD, March 3, 2013: Formation of trade unions, relations between employees and employers, recruiting policies in government service and social security institutions were the lawmakers’ focus on the issue of employment in the 13th National Assembly, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Sunday.

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National Assembly Leaves Most of Agenda Items Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, March 1, 2013: Starting 40 minutes late, the 10th sitting of ongoing 50th session which met for an hour and six minutes on Friday left most of the agenda unaddressed. The sitting also witnessed low attendance as 57 legislators were present at the start while 35 were there at the adjournment.

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National Assembly: Amid low attendance three bills passed

ISLAMABAD, February 28, 2013: Starting 49 minutes late, the ninth sitting of the 50th National Assembly session which met for three hours and six minutes on Thursday witnessed the passage of three bills amid low attendance of members.

The house passed two government bills – the Federal

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National Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 27, 2013: Starting 50 minutes late, the eighth sitting of the 50th National Assembly session which met for two hours and 15 minutes on Wednesday witnessed low attendance of Members. Only 60 legislators were present at the outset and 61 were there at the adjournment.

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National Assembly: 77% agenda left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, February 26, 2013: Starting half an hour late, the seventh sitting of 50th  session that met for an hours and 25 minutes on Monday, passed a private member bill leaving 77% agenda unaddressed.  

The house unanimously passed

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National Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

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.

PIMS Bill Passed Amid Protests

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.

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