14th National Assembly Takes Oath

ISLAMABAD, June 01, 2013: The newly elected members of the 14th National Assembly took oath on Saturday in the maiden session called after the May 11 general elections, marking the first historic transition of power from one democratically elected government to another in the country’s history.


National Assembly completes five years

ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2013:  Completing its five year term, the 13th National Assembly achieved a legislative agenda which altered the country’s governance structure by ensuring provincial autonomy and restoring the 1973 constitution, and promoted women’s empowerment, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on the five years performance


National Assembly: Two Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2013: The National Assembly passed the Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill 2013 unanimously and the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (PIMS) Islamabad (Amendment) Bill 2013 with the majority vote in the 18th sitting of the ongoing 50th session on Wednesday. The latter was tabled as supplementary agenda.




Three Private Members’ Bills Passed by National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2013: The National Assembly unanimously passed three Private Members’ bills in the 17th sitting of the ongoing 50th session. The House also unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the corporal punishment for children.


Five other bills were introduced and referred to


13th National Assembly stands out for pro-women legislation

  • Overall 372 parliamentary interventions on women rights

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2013: Women’s inclusion in the political process, preventing anti-women practices, and addressing their vulnerability in conflict-hit areas brought political parties together in the 13th National Assembly, which stood out for pro-women legislation, reflecting some of the promises political parties made in


National Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 07, 2013: Starting an hour and 30 minutes late, the 14th sitting of the 50th session was marked by low attendance. Only 98 members were present at the outset, 112 at the time of adjournment, whereas a maximum of 148 members


National Assembly: Resolution Against Anchorpersons Adopted

ISLAMABAD, March 06, 2013: Starting 35 minutes late, the 13th sitting of the National Assembly’s session adopted a resolution to demand action against “anchorpersons who are telecasting programmes against parliamentarians…without verification of the facts.”

The sitting which lasted for two hours and 42