Low attendance marks 19th sitting of 23rd NA session

ISLAMABAD, June 28, 2010: The nineteenth sitting of the 23rd Session was marked by low attendance of the members, with only 58 present at the outset. The Benazir Income Support Programme Bill, 2009 was passed by the National Assembly after thorough debates and deliberations during the sitting. The Prime Minister attended the sitting for 40 minutes, while the Leader of Opposition was absent, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly Proceedings.

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National Assembly accepts the Finance Bill, 2010 by majority

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2010: The eighteenth sitting of the budget session witnessed relatively high presence of members with a maximum 63 present attendance. The long stretched sitting voted on the Finance Bill, 2010, which was eventually approved by the House with a majority vote. Members of PML staged a token walkout on non-approval of their demands, the walkout ended after 5 minutes, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly Proceedings.

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National Assembly rejects 396 cut motions by majority

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2010: The seventeenth sitting of the 23rd Session with a relatively high presence of members approved demands for grants for 18 institutions of various ministries and rejected 396 cut motions by a majority vote, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly Proceedings.

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More members attended 16th sitting to decide demands for grants

ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2010: The Sixteenth sitting of the 23rd Session witnessed relatively high presence of members as the National Assembly initiated the consideration for the demands for grants. As the proceedings came to its conclusion, the demands for grants to 165 institutions of various ministries were unanimously accepted, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly Proceedings.

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National Assembly continues debate on the Budgetary Proposals

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2010: The Fifteenth sitting of the 23rd Session lasted 3 Hours and 19 minutes, with 151 members present at the outset and 156 members at the end, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly Proceedings.

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Low-attendance 14th sitting continues debate on budget

ISLAMABAD, June 19, 2010: The 14th sitting of the 23rd Session debated on the budgetary proposals for a total of 317 minutes. The Prime Minister attended the sitting for 32 minutes, while the Leader of Opposition was absent. The sitting was marked by low attendance with only 31 members present at the outset and 29 present at the end, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly proceedings.

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262-Minute debate on budget in low attendance 13th Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 18, 2010: The 13th sitting of the 23rd Session debated on the budgetary proposals for a total of 262 minutes. The Prime Minister attended the sitting briefly for 8 minutes, while the Leader of Opposition was absent. The sitting was marked by low attendance with only 37 members present at the outset and 36 present at the end, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly proceedings.

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Attendance remains low in the 12th sitting of the Budget Session

ISLAMABAD, June 17, 2010: National Assembly met for a total of 5 hours and 20 minutes in the twelfth sitting with only nine percent members present at the outset and eight percent present when the sitting was adjourned. As many as 29 members took 312 minutes to speak on the budgetary proposals, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly proceedings.

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Low attendance 11th sitting discusses budgetary proposals

ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2010: The eleventh sitting of the budget session was marked by low attendance of the members with only 58 present at the outset and 33 members at the end. As many as 23 members spoke on the budgetary proposals for 255 minutes, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly proceedings.

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219-Minute debate on Budgetary Proposals in Low Attendance 10th Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2010: The National Assembly debated the budgetary proposals for 4 hours and 14 minutes at the tenth sitting of the ongoing budget session. Sixty members were present at the outset of the sitting while 40 at the end, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly proceedings.

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