NA passes The Constitution (Nineteenth Amendment) Bill, 2010

ISLAMABAD, December 22, 2010: The National Assembly unanimously passed the Constitution (Nineteenth Amendment) Bill, 2010 during the course of the third sitting of the ongoing 27th session. The passage of Bill took one hour and 36 minutes of the National Assembly proceedings.

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27th Session of NA Points of Order Consume 44% Time of First Sitting

ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2010: The Twenty-Seventh Session of the National Assembly began with low attendance of Members, with only 20 % of the Members present at the outset and 27% present when the sitting was adjourned. The first sitting, which started 40 minutes late, lasted three hours, debated upon the Registration (Amendment) Bill, 2010, without reaching a conclusive end was deferred indefinitely.

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NA leaves 71% agenda items unaddressed during almost 22-hour 26th Session

ISLAMABAD, November 14, 2010: Almost 40% MNAs participated in the 26th Session of the Lower House that left 71% of the agenda items listed on the Orders of the Day unaddressed primarily due to excessive time consumed by Points of Order, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report based on direct observation of the 26th Session of the 13th National Assembly that concluded on November 12, 2010.

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Eighth Sitting of 26th Session Marked by Low MNA Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 11, 2010: National Assembly met for an hour and 44 minutes during the eighth sitting of the 26th session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of members with only 58 members present when the sitting started, while 102 were present when the sitting ended.

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Many Agenda Items Remain Unaddressed as POs Take 70% Time

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2010: National Assembly left most of the agenda unaddressed during the seventh sitting of the ongoing 26th session. The sitting started 60 minutes late against the stipulated time of 1700 hours and lasted for three hours and 25 minutes. Although the attendance of members was relatively better than the previous sittings, the members mostly raised Points of Order to debate upon them and disregarded most of the regular agenda.

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Points of Order consume more than half of time of 6th sitting of NA

ISLAMABAD, November 08, 2010: The sixth sitting of the ongoing 26th session of the National Assembly met for three hours and 45 minutes. The long stretched sitting witnessed low attendance of members with 80 legislators present at the beginning of the sitting, while only 51 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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26th Session of NA Low Attendance Sitting Meets for 124 Minutes

ISLAMABAD, November 05, 2010: The National Assembly met for two hours andfour minutes in the fifth sitting of the ongoing 26th session. The sitting witnessedlow attendance of members with only 49 members present at the outset, while99 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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FAFEN Daily Factsheet Sitting No. 4 Session No. 26 of the National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, November 04, 2010: The National Assembly met for three hours and 14 minutes in the fourth sitting of the 26th session. The sitting started 49 minutes late against the stipulated time of 1000 hours. The sitting witnessed low attendance of members with only 55 members present at the outset. However, the attendance of members was relatively better at the end, with 127 members present.

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Low Attendance, MQM Boycott Marks 4th Sitting of NA

ISLAMABAD, November 04, 2010: The National Assembly met for three hours and 14 minutes in the fourth sitting of the 26th session. The sitting started 49 minutes late against the stipulated time of 1000 hours. The sitting witnessed low attendance of members with only 55 members present at the outset. However, the attendance of members was relatively better at the end, with 127 members present.

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