Points of order consume 37% of the session time

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2012: The 47th session of the National Assembly witnessed the passage of five bills as 64% of the agenda was not taken up while low attendance persisted, says a preliminary report issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday.

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Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2012: Most of the agenda appearing on Orders of the Day was left un-addressed in the last sitting of the 47th session of National Assembly which began 35 minutes after the stipulated time amid low attendance, observed Free and Fair Election

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Low Attendance Persists in NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 19, 2012: Starting 43 minutes behind the scheduled time, the sixth sitting of the 47th session passed two Bills, and adopted a Resolution condemning the killing of a Dunya TV correspondent in Panjor, Balochistan.

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National Assembly: Bill on free education passed

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2012: The second sitting of the 47th session of the National Assembly unanimously passed the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill 2012 on Tuesday. The bill has already been passed by Senate.

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46th Session of NA leaves 82% of agenda unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 17: The 46th session of the National Assembly was marked by the passage of the private member’s Abolition of Discretionary Quotas in Housing Schemes Bill amid low members’ attendance and late starts, while 82% of the regular agenda was left unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network in its preliminary report on direct observation of National Assembly.

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National Assembly: Last Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, October 16, 2012: Starting an hour and 12 minutes late, the last sitting of the 46th session which met for two hours and 58 minutes on Tuesday witnessed low attendance of Members. Only 68 legislators were present at the outset and 78 were there at the adjournment.

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Low attendance of members observed

ISLAMABAD, October 15, 2012: Starting 30 minutes behind schedule the fourth sitting of the 47th session witnessed low attendance of members as 28 were present at start and 30 were there at the adjournment.

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