NA Passes One Bill, Leaves Another for Lack of Quorum

Minister gives policy statement on salaries and allowances of MPs ISLAMABAD, November 23, 2016: The National Assembly passed the Pakistan National Accreditation Council Bill, 2016 unanimously but could not take up the Public Private Partnership Authority Bill, 2016 due to lack of quorum on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet.…

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NA Defers Private Members’ Legislation on Govt’s Request

ISLAMABAD, November 22, 2016: The National Assembly deferred the consideration of four Private Members’ Bills but adopted two Private Members’ resolutions on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of the 37th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three hours…

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NA Defers Legislative Business; Sums Up Discussion on FATA Reforms

ISLAMABAD, November 21, 2016: The National Assembly did not take up most of legislative business on Monday but managed to conclude debate on FATA Reforms, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 37th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for…

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Points of Order Consume 60 percent of NA’s Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 18, 2016: The National Assembly consumed more than three-fifth of the sitting’s time on Points of Orders (POs) during first sitting of its 37th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House business: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and…

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Turkish President Addresses Joint Session of Parliament for Third Time

ISLAMABAD, November 17, 2016: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan became the first foreign dignitary to address the Joint Session of Parliament for the third time, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Joint Session started on Thursday with the national anthems of both the countries. The Turkish President addressed the…

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Parliament Urges Int’l Community to Resolve Kashmir Issue

ISLAMABAD, October 07, 2016: The Joint Session of the Parliament unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the Indian aggression in Occupied Kashmir and along the Line of Control and called upon the International Community to play its due role in resolving the long-standing issue, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on…

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NA Skips Agenda, Takes Up Load-Shedding Issue

ISLAMABAD, October 7, 2016: The National Assembly did not take up any agenda during its last sitting except a Calling Attention Notice on load-shedding in various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth sitting of the 36th session:…

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Joint Sitting Passes Anti-Honour Killing, Anti-Rape Bills

ISLAMABAD, October 06, 2016: The Joint Sitting of the Parliament unanimously passed Anti-Rape and Anti-Honour Killing Bills to give maximum punishment to the perpetrators of heinous crime, and continued debate on the burning issue of Kashmir on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting…

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Parliament Expresses Solidarity with Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD, October 05, 2016: The Prime Minister initiated debate on Kashmir issue in the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament), including deteriorating condition of human rights in the Occupied Valley and ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Wednesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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NA Asks Govt to Stop Forced Conversions of Hindus

ISLAMABAD, October 4, 2016: The National Assembly adopted three Private Members’ resolutions including a resolution against forced conversions and marriages of Hindu women, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during seventh sitting of the 36th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for…

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