National Assembly Passes Elections and RTI Laws

ISLAMABAD, October 2, 2017: The National Assembly passed the much-debated Elections Bill, 2017 and the Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017 on Monday, despite the opposition’s protest over passage of the electoral bill, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting…

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National Assembly Leaves 38% Agenda Unaddressed during 46th session

Five sittings adjourned due to lack of quorum The Right of Access to Information Bill remains pending ISLAMABAD, September 25, 2017: The National Assembly left its 38% agenda unaddressed amidst low attendance of lawmakers and frequent adjournments due to lack of quorum during 46th session, observes the Free and Fair Election Network in its session report…

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NA Skips Most of Legislative Business; Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, September 21, 2017: The ongoing session of the National Assembly was prorogued on Thursday without considering most of the legislative agenda, including the Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during ninth and last sitting of…

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National Assembly Condemns Violence against Rohingya Muslims

ISLAMABAD, September 20, 2017: The National Assembly adopted a resolution on Wednesday condemning the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth sitting of the 46th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for four hours and…

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NA Adopts Five Resolutions, Refers Five Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, September 19, 2017: The National Assembly adopted five resolutions on Tuesday and referred as many bills to the relevant committees for further consideration, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during seventh sitting of 46th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and 41…

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Fifth NA Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2017: Less interest of lawmakers in the proceedings of the National Assembly led to early adjournment of the sitting for fifth consecutive time on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for 56 minutes. The sitting…

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Lack of Quorum Persists in National Assembly for Fourth Day

ISLAMABAD, September 15, 2017: The fifth sitting of the ongoing session of the National Assembly was adjourned for the fourth consecutive day on Friday due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for an hour and…

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Quorum Issue Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, September 14, 2017: The quorum issue persisted in the National Assembly on Thursday as the sitting had to be adjourned due to the presence of less than 25 percent lawmakers in the House, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. The sitting remained suspended for 29 minutes due to lack of…

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Lack of Quorum Haunts NA Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, September 13, 2017: The third sitting of the National Assembly witnessed lack of interest of lawmakers and had to be adjourned due to missing quorum on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). It was the second time that the sitting had to be adjourned due to lack of quorum.  Following are key…

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NA Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, September 12, 2017: The National Assembly was adjourned on Tuesday due to lack of quorum without taking up nearly 80% of its agenda, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of the second sitting of 46th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and…

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