Lack of Quorum Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, September 6, 2016: The National Assembly could not address majority of Private Members’ agenda due to low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours…

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NA Amends National Command Authority Act in absence of PM, Opposition

ISLAMABAD, September 5, 2016: The National Assembly passed two Government bills, including the National Command Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the absence of Opposition parties who were staging walkout against the Prime Minister’s disqualification reference issue, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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National Assembly: Panama Inquiry Bill Introduced; Altaf Statement Condemned

ISLAMABAD, September 2, 2016: The National Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the anti-Pakistan statement of Altaf Hussain while the government introduced the Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Bill, 2016 before the Lower House on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of…

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Parliamentary Committee Set Up to Amend Accountability Law

ISLAMABAD, August 17, 2016: The National Assembly adopted a motion on Wednesday setting up a Parliamentary Committee to consider amendments in National Accountability Act, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during last (13th) sitting of National Assembly’s 34th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met…

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NA Skips Resolutions and Motions Under Rule 259

ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2016: The National Assembly did not take up resolutions and Motions under Rule 259 on Private Members’ day, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 12th sitting of National Assembly’s 34th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two…

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NA passes the Members, Election Commission (Salary, Allowances, Perks and Privileges) Bill, 2016

ISLAMABAD, August 15, 2016: The National Assembly passed the Members, Election Commission (Salary, Allowances, Perks and Privileges) Bill, 2016, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 11th sitting of National Assembly’s 34th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three hours and…

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International Youth Day: Young lawmakers remain active in legislative business

ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2016: Young parliamentarians in the National Assembly actively participated in legislative business and contributed to house agenda to address critical issues through various parliamentary tools including legislation, resolutions, motions and Calling Attention Notices (CANs). In connection with the International Youth Day, the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) released a report on…

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NA Skips Business due to Lack of Quorum

House offers prayers on demise of renowned cricketer Hanif Mohammad ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2016: The National Assembly could not take up any agenda item appearing on the ‘List of Business’ of the House due to lack of quorum on Friday. The Speaker, Leader of the House and Leader of the Opposition did not attend the…

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NA Passes Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill amid Protest

 Senate has already passed the much-debated bill by suggesting various amendments ISLAMABAD, August 11, 2016: The National Assembly on Thursday witnessed the passage of three government bills, including the much-debated Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill, 2016 in the absence of Leader of the House and Leader of the Opposition, observes Free and Fair Election Network…

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PM Pledges to Defeat Terrorism with Full Might

Addresses Eighth Sitting of 34th National Assembly Session; Lack of Quorum Disrupts Passage of Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill ISLAMABAD, August 10, 2016: The National Assembly on Wednesday witnessed the pledge of the Prime Minister to defeat terrorism in the country with full might while lack of quorum prevented the passage of the Prevention of…

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