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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NA meets for only 32 minutes

ISLAMABAD, April 26, 2012: The fourth sitting of the National Assembly’s 41st session lasted only 32 minutes on Monday as the House was adjourned amid sloganeering by the opposition over the Supreme Court decision in the contempt case against the Prime Minister.=

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance, PMLN walkout

ISLAMABAD, April 27, 2012: Starting 26 minutes late, the National Assembly met for 60 minutes during its third sitting of the 41st session on Friday, continued to witness low attendance by the MPs. With 55 Legislators present at the start and 120 when

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance, PMLN walkout

ISLAMABAD, April 27, 2012: Starting 26 minutes late, the National Assembly met for 60 minutes during its third sitting of the 41st session on Friday, continued to witness low attendance by the MPs.With 55 Legislators present at the start and 120 when the sitting was adjourned.The Prime Minister attended

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All Agenda Items Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, April 26, 2012: Starting an hour and 20 minutes late, the National Assembly met for two hours and 35 minutes during its second sitting of the 41st session on Thursday, continued to witness low attendance by the Members. With 58 Legislators present at the start and 105 when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum…

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NA Sitting Witnesses Low Attendance of Members

 

ISLAMABAD, April 25, 2012: The National Assembly met for two hours and 54 minutes during the first sitting of the 41st session on Wednesday, 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

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CORRECTION Four, Not Three, PML Legislators Participated in PCNS Debate

ISLAMABAD, April 15, 2012: In its press release “94% legislators stay away from PCNS debate” released on April 13, 2012, FAEN erroneously reported that only THREE legislators belonging to Pakistan Muslim League (PML) had participated in the debate on the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security during the

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