Points of Order take 30% Time of Low Attendance Sixth Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 18, 2010: The Sixth Sitting of the 20th Session was marked by low attendance of Legislators with 78 members present at the outset. The Prime Minister attended the sitting for 17 minutes, while the Leader of Opposition was absent, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Sixth Sitting of 20th Session of the National Assembly Proceedings.

Details

Low attendance marks 5th sitting of 20th NA session

ISLAMABAD, March 17, 2010: The low attendance fifth sitting of the 20th session met for three hours and twenty two minutes, with 80 members present at the outset and 72 members at the end. The Quorum was lacking at various stages of the sitting, but the lack of quorum was not pointed out by any of the legislators, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Fifth Sitting of 20th Session of the National Assembly Proceedings.

Details

Fourth Sitting leaves most of the agenda unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, March 16, 2010: The low attendance fourth sitting of the 20th session met for three hours and seven minutes, leaving most of the agenda on the Orders of the Day unaddressed, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Fourth Sitting of 20th Session of the National Assembly Proceedings.

Details

Points of Order take 34% Time of Low Attendance Third Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2010: The third sitting of the 20th session was marked by low attendance with 79 members present at the outset and 92 members at the end. The Prime Minister attended the sitting for 26 minutes, while the Leader of Opposition was present for 28 minutes, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Third Sitting of 20th Session of the National Assembly Proceedings.

Details

Points of Order Consume 46% Time of Low Attendance Second Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2010: The second sitting of 20th Session of the National Assembly held here on March 12, 2010 was marked by 15 points of orders, which consumed 46 per cent of the sitting time, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly Proceedings.

Details

Points of Order Consume 50% Time of Low Attendance First Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2010: The 20th Session of the National Assembly started here on March 11, 2010 with 47 members present at the outset of the first sitting, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on First Sitting of 20th Session of the National Assembly Proceedings.

Details

48% MNAs did not participate in 29th NA Session

ISLAMABAD, March 09, 2010: Almost 52% MNAs participated in the 29th Session of the Lower House that left more than half (55%) of the agenda items listed on the Orders of the Day unaddressed, primarily due to excessive use of Points of Order and debate on Adjournment Motions says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Report based on direct observation of the 29th Session of the 13th National Assembly that concluded on March 04, 2011.

Details

Women MNAs Outperform Male Counterparts in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD: Women members have been more active, assertive and effective voices of citizens than their male counterparts in the National Assembly that is set to complete its Second Parliamentary Year this month, says a Performance Analysis of Women Members of the National Assembly released by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) to mark International…

Details

17% MNAs present at the outset of the 14th Sitting

February 25, 2010: Attendance remained low at the 14th sitting of the 19th Session. A total of 56 members were present at the outset of the sitting. The Quorum was lacking through the sitting, but was not pointed out by any of the legislators, reports the Free and Fair Election Network [FAFEN] in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly Proceedings.

Details

13th sitting of 19th NA session started 53 minutes late

Construction of water reservoirs by India remains to be a major matter of concern for the legislators during the low attendance 13th sitting of the 19th session. The House debated the issue for an hour and 30 minutes. A total of 58 members were present at the outset, while only 45 members were present at…

Details