Five legislators debate budget as PMLN boycotts sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 11, 2012: Five legislators took part in the debate on budget on Monday as the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and the Minister for Finance did not attend the seventh sitting of the National Assembly’s 42nd session. Starting an hour and 35 minutes late, the House met for two hours and 25 minutes.

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Low attendance and less interest of Members in budget sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 8, 2012: Only three legislators took part in the budget debate on Friday for less than hour as the National Assembly’s sixth sitting of the 42 session continued to witness low presence of Members. Only 71 legislators were present at the start of the sitting while 64 were there when it was adjourned.

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Only Six Legislators take part in Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 7, 2012: Legislators’ low attendance persisted during the fifth sitting of the ongoing National Assembly’s budget session. Only 65 legislators were present at the start of the sitting while 70 were there when it was adjourned. Starting 25 minutes late, the House met for three and 38 minutes.

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Low interest in budget session

ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2012: The fourth sitting of the National Assembly’s budget session was marked by low attendance. Only 35 legislators were present at the start of the sitting while 158 were there when it was adjourned.

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Sitting marked by protests by PMLN and MQM

ISLAMABAD, June 5, 2012: The third sitting of the National Assembly’s ongoing budget session was marked by protests by PMLN and a walkout by MQM. PMLN legislators staged a protest against the budget and the Prime Minister as loud sloganeering against the government continued for 44 minutes.

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Leader of the Opposition stays away from 2nd Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 04, 2012: The Leader of the Opposition who traditionally opens the debate on budget did not attend the first sitting on Monday after the presentation of budget two days back. Starting an hour and 15 minutes late, the Lower House met for three and 26 minutes. It witnessed low attendance.

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Budget Speech attracts more than 71% MNAs to NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 01, 2012: Amid pandemonium, the Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue presented the budget during the first sitting of the 42nd session of the National Assembly on Friday. Starting 35 minutes late, the sitting lasted 36 minutes.

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Turkish Prime Minister addresses joint sitting of parliament

ISLAMABAD, May 21, 2012: The joint sitting of the parliament met for 55 minutes, with almost 71% membership of both the Houses present. The sitting started 40 minutes late against the stipulated time of 1700 hours. The sitting was held in the honor of the Turkish Prime Minister, who is on a three-day visit to Pakistan.

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76% of agenda items remained unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2012: The National Assembly’s first session of the fifth parliamentary year from April 25 to May 4 witnessed a chaotic start, leaving 76% of the Agenda items unaddressed, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Monday.  

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76% of agenda items left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2012: The National Assembly’s first session of the fifth parliamentary year from April 25 to May 4 witnessed a chaotic start, leaving 76% of the Agenda items unaddressed, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Monday.

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