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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NA passes bill on human rights commission

ISLAMABAD, May 4, 2012: The seventh sitting of the National Assembly’s 41st session on Friday, which lasted only 44 minutes, unanimously passed the National Commission for Human Rights Bill 2012. PMLN legislators again walked out of the House over the Supreme Court decision in the contempt case against the Prime Minister. They did not return to the House.

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NA adopts Resolution on new province

ISLAMABAD, May 3, 2012: Amid protest by the opposition the 33-minute sixth sitting of the National Assembly’s 41st session on Thursday adopted two Resolutions – creating a new province in Punjab and posing confidence in the Prime Minister.

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PMLN protest during NA sitting

ISLAMABAD, May 2, 2012: The fifth sitting of the National Assembly’s 41st session on Wednesday, which lasted an hour and 43 minutes, continued to witness protest by the opposition over the Supreme Court decision in the contempt case against the Prime Minister.

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