National Assembly: Resolution Adopted to condemn LoC Violations

ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2013: None of the agenda items were taken up on the first private members’ day in the 14th National Assembly as the lower house debated the clashes along the Line of Control (LoC) during the first sitting of its fourth session on Tuesday.  Four MNAs


National Assembly: Motion Adopted to Hold Presidential Poll

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2013: The National Assembly on Monday adopted a motion during the first sitting of the third session to allow the use of the lower house for the polling of the Presidential election.

The presidential election will be held on Tuesday, July 30.



National Assembly: Last Sitting Witnesses Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, June 28, 2013: Starting 30 minutes late, the 13th sitting of the National Assembly’s second session witnessed low attendance of the members. A total of 67 members were present at the outset, 105 at the time of adjournment, and a maximum of 156


National Assembly: 47% Members Take Part in Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 28, 2013: Nearly half of the legislators took part in debate during the first budget session of the 14th National Assembly which was prorogued on Friday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. 

The session spread over 13 sittings from


National Assembly: Finance Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, June 27, 2013: The National Assembly passed the Finance Bill 2013 during the 12th sitting of the second session on Thursday, reports FAFEN in its daily factsheet based on the direct observation of the assembly proceedings. It is the first budget of the


National Assembly: Debate on Cut Motions Concludes

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2013: The National Assembly concluded debate on cut motions in the 11th sitting of the second session on Monday. Starting 25 minutes late, the sitting lasted five hours and 25 minutes.

As many as 101 Cut Motions were raised against


National Assembly Debates Cut Motions

ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2013: Starting 41 minutes late, the National Assembly debated the Cut Motions raised on the Demands for Grants for the six ministries in the second session’s 10th sitting on Sunday. The House also unanimously adopted a resolution to condemn the


National Assembly: Finance Minister Winds up Debate on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2013: The Finance Minister winded up the general discussion on budget for the financial year 2013-14 in the ninth sitting of the second session on Saturday. The National Assembly also considered the recommendations made by the Senate on the budget. The


National Assembly: Sitting Marred by Walkouts

ISLAMABAD, June 21, 2013: The eighth sitting of the National Assembly’s second session witnessed two walkouts and a boycott as the members continued the general discussion on budget on Friday.

MQM legislators first staged a four-minute walkout over the killings of party workers