85% of Fourth Sitting Time Spent on Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 08, 2011: The National Assembly met for four hours and 20 minutes during the 4th sitting of the ongoing budget session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 31 Members present at the outset of the sitting, while 43 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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National Assembly Continues Debate on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 07, 2011: The National Assembly consumed 84% of third sitting time of the ongoing 31st session on debate upon Finance Bill 2011. Five members – two from PMLN and one each from PPPP, MQM and PMLF- spoke on the budgetary proposals for three hours and 25 minutes.

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National Assembly Starts Debate on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 06, 2011: The National Assembly started formal debate on Finance Bill 2011 with two members- one each from treasury and opposition- speaking on the budgetary proposals for one hour and forty eight minutes in relatively better attended second sitting of ongoing 31st NA Session (Budget Session). The sitting that lasted two hours and…

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Budget Speech attracts more than 83% MNAs to NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 03, 2011: The Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue presented the budgetary proposals during the first sitting of the 31st session of the National Assembly. The sitting started late by an hour and ten minutes, and lasted fifty minutes. The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition were present during the course…

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60% MNAs Participated in 30th Session

5 Bills including the Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Bill Passed More than one thirds of session time consumed by Points of Order ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2011: Almost 60% of the Members of the National Assembly participated in the proceedings of the 30th session of the National Assembly, which was marked by unfinished agenda,…

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Last Sitting of 30th Session takes on all Agenda Items

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 36 minutes during the last sitting of the 30th session. The sitting was marked by low Members’ attendance, with 72 Members present at the outset, while 108 were present when the sitting was adjourned The last sitting was productive in terms of taking…

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Productive 18th Sitting takes on all Agenda items

ISLAMABAD, May 11, 2011: The National Assembly met for three hours and 20 minutes with low Members’ attendance during the eighteenth sitting of the ongoing 30th session. A total of 74 Members were present at the outset, while 48 were present when the sitting was adjourned. The Quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of…

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17th Sitting More than Half of time consumed by Points of Order

ISLAMABAD, May 10, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 21 minutes during the 17th sitting of the ongoing 30th Session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members with only 9% of the legislators present at the outset of the sitting and 20% at the end. The Quorum was visibly lacking at various…

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NA Suspends Regular Agenda to Debate upon Abbottabad Incident

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2011: The sixteenth sitting of the 30th session of the National Assembly met for three hours and 23 minutes. The sitting was marked by low Members’ attendance, with 92 Members present at the outset and 58 were present when the sitting was adjourned. The National Assembly suspended the regular agenda to debate…

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NA Approves Motion of Thanks on President’s Address

ISLAMABAD, April 29, 2011: The National Assembly dealt with a majority of agenda items listed in the Orders of the Day during the 15th sitting. With the exception of a Calling Attention Notice, all the listed business was disposed off as the House passed “The General Statistics (Reorganization) Bill, 2011” and approved the Motion of…

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