91% of the Agenda Items Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, September 4, 2012: Starting an hour and 42 minutes behind schedule, the National Assembly met for two hours and 11 minutes during the second sitting of the ongoing 45th session, leaving most of the agenda unaddressed. As an ambitious agenda was set up for the Private Members’ Day sitting, the National Assembly left 91% of the agenda unaddressed.

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NA Sitting Witnesses Low Attendance of Members

ISLAMABAD, September 3, 2012: The National Assembly met for two hours and 38 minutes during the first sitting of the 45th session on Monday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly proceedings. The sitting was marked by low attendance with 105 legislators present at the start and 48 were there when the sitting was adjourne

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38 MNAs abstain from voting for electing Prime Minister

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2012: The 13th National Assembly elected the 25th Prime Minister of Pakistan on Friday during the 43rd session. Earlier, Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani was disqualified by the Supreme Court on June 19, 2012. Raja Pervaz Ashraf, the PPPP candidate and federal minister for Information Technology and former minister for Water and Power was elected as the premier of Pakistan.

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Only 12% of MNAs debate budget

ISLAMABAD June 15, 2012: The Prime Minister’s contempt case and other political issues hampered the proceedings of the National Assembly’s budget session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report on 42nd session on Friday.

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NA passes budget as opposition brings in no cut motions

ISLAMABAD, June 14, 2012: The National Assembly passed the Finance Bill 2012-13 during the last sitting of the 42nd session on Thursday as the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and the parliamentary heads of PML, MQM, MMAP, ANP and PMLF remained absent.

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No Parliamentary Head Attends Conclusion of Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2012: The Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue concluded the general debate on budget during the 9th sitting of the 42nd session on Wednesday as the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and all other parliamentary parties’ heads did not attend the

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No Parliamentary Head Attends Conclusion of Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2012: The Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue concluded the general debate on budget during the 9th sitting of the 42nd session on Wednesday as the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and all other parliamentary parties’ heads did not attend the

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Seven debate budget as PMLN attends sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2012: Seven legislators took part in the debate on budget on Tuesday as the Prime Minister and the Minister for Finance did not attend the eighth sitting of the National Assembly’s 42nd session. But overall legislators’ attendance witnessed improvement as the main opposition party PMLN attended the sitting.

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