Sitting Marked by Ministerial Absence; Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 8, 2013: The fifth sitting of the ongoing 6th session of the National Assembly witnessed low attendance of Members as only 37 were present at the outset and 65 were there at the adjournment, says the Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet.

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NA adopts Resolution for delay in Local Government Elections

ISLAMABAD, November 7, 2013: The National Assembly unanimously adopted a Resolution seeking delay in Local Government Elections during the fourth sitting of the ongoing sixth session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the National Assembly on Thursday.

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National Assembly Continues Discussion on Drone Attacks

ISLAMABAD, November 5, 2013: The Lower House continued debate on American drone attacks during the second sitting of the sixth session on Tuesday. Nine members shared their views on the subject. Two JUIF MNAs and one member each from PPPP, AMLP, MQM, JI, PMLN, PTI and an independent member took part in the debate which consumed two hours and 49 minutes of the proceedings.

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100 Days of National Assembly: Low government interest mars overall performance

ISLAMABAD, October 18, 2013: The Prime Minister and his cabinet\’s low attendance and the government’s parliamentary agenda not reflecting the Leader of the House’s priorities laid out in his inaugural speech in the Lower House marked the first 100 days of the 14th National Assembly, according to a Free and Fair Election Network report released on Friday.

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National Assembly Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2013: The fifth session of the National Assembly was prorogued on Friday as the House adopted two resolutions and a motion of thanks to express gratitude to the President for his address to the parliament’s joint session during its tenth and final sitting.

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National Assembly Adopts Four Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, September 26, 2013: The National Assembly adopted four resolutions during the ninth sitting of the fifth session on Thursday. The resolutions called for the government to ensure security in Islamabad Capital Territory and to control the use of fake SIMs, rising prices of petroleum and load shedding.

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National Assembly: Resolution demands relief for quake victims

ISLAMABAD, September 25, 2013: The National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution expressing solidarity with the Balochistan earthquake victims and urged the government to take relief measures for rehabilitation during the eighth sitting of its fifth session on Wednesday.

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National Assembly: Debate continues on tragic incident in Peshawar

ISLAMABAD, September 24, 2013: The National Assembly continued to debate the twin suicide blasts on a church in Peshawar during the seventh sitting of the fifth session on Tuesday. The House debated the motion under rule 259, which was moved by Minister for Science and Technology on September 23, for five hours and three minutes.

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