Low-Attendance 5th Sitting Continues debate on Violence in Karachi, Quetta

ISLAMABAD August 5, 2011: The National Assembly met for an hour and 40 minutes during the fifth sitting of the ongoing 33rd session. The sitting which started 25 minutes late witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 28 Members present at the beginning and 85 present when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum of 118 Members was observed to be present at one point of the sitting.

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NA Suspends Agenda to Debate on Violence in Karachi, Quetta

ISLAMABAD, August 3, 2011: The National Assembly met for three hours and 15 minutes during the third sitting of the ongoing 33rd session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with 96 Members present at the outset and 92 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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Low Attendance of Members Marks 2nd Sitting of 33rd NA Session

ISLAMABAD, August 02, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 34 minutes in the second sitting of the ongoing 33rd Session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members with only 17% of the legislators present at the outset of the sitting and 23% were present when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum of 49% MNAs were observed to be present at one point of the sitting.

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Budget Session 41% MNAs Spoke on Budgetary Proposals

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2011: As many as 41% of the Members of the National Assembly (139 out of 341) actively took part in the discussions and on-floor debate on the Federal Budget for the fiscal year 2011-12 during the 31st Session of the National Assembly, held between June 3 and 23, 2011.

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Low Attendance Marks Last Sitting of 31st NA Session

ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2011: In the last sitting of the 31st session, the National Assembly met for a total of five hours and three minutes with low attendance of Members. There were only 18% Members present at the outset of the sitting and 12% were present when the sitting was adjourned. The maximum attendance of Members at one point of the sitting was recorded at 48%.

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National Assembly Accepts the Finance Bill, 2011 by Majority

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2011: The 16th sitting of the ongoing budget session witnessed relatively high attendance of Members with a maximum 56 present attendance. The long stretched sitting voted on the Finance Bill, 2011, which was eventually passed by the House with a majority vote.

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