4th Sitting Marked by PMLN Boycott, Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, October 6, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 45 minutes during the 4th sitting of the ongoing 35th session. Like previous sittings of the session, the quorum was lacking at various stages of the sitting. However, it was not raised by any of the Members. A total of 38 Legislators were observed to be present at the outset of the sitting, while 50 Members were present when it was adjourned.

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Almost two-third of 2nd Sitting Time Spent on Points of Order

ISLAMABAD, October 4, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and five minutes in the 2nd sitting of the ongoing 35th session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members with only 18% of the legislators present at the outset of the sitting and 12% at the end.

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First Sitting of NA debates Load Shedding, Oil Prices

ISLAMABAD, October 3, 2011: The National Assembly met for three hours and 22 minutes during the first sitting of the 35th session on Monday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly Proceedings.

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NA Session Prorogued After a Single Sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 12, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 20 minutes during the only sitting of the 34th session on Monday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly Proceedings.

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33rd NA Session Only 47 Members take part in debate on law and order

ISLAMABAD, August 15, 2011: The 33rd session of the National Assembly spent half the time on discussing the law and order, especially in Karachi and Quetta, but only 14% Members took part in it. A total of 47 Members – 44 male Members and three female Members – took part in the debate on law and order.

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Attendance Remains Low in Last Sitting of 33rd NA Session

ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2011: The National Assembly met for an hour and 35 minutes during the last sitting of the 33rd session. The sitting which started 35 minutes late witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 45 Members present at the beginning and 104 present when the sitting was adjourned.

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9th Sitting NA continues debate on Violence in Karachi,Quetta

ISLAMABAD, August 11, 2011: The National Assembly met for an hour and 50 minutes during the ninth sitting of the 33rd session. A total of 109 Members (32% of total Membership) were present at the outset, while 94 (28%) were present when the sitting was adjourned. The Quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting, but it was not pointed out by any of the Members.

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NA spends 63% of 8th sitting time on debate on law and order

ISLAMABAD, August 10, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and nine minutes with low Members’ attendance in the eighth sitting of the ongoing 33rd session. A total of 92 Members were present at the outset, while 84 were present when the sitting was adjourned. The Quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting, but it was not pointed out by any of the Members.

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