National Assembly Prorogued Without Addressing Agenda

ISLAMABAD, September 9, 2016: The National Assembly session was prorogued on Friday without addressing last sitting’s agenda except a report, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and 22 minutes.…

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National Assembly Defers Hindu Marriage Bill

ISLAMABAD, September 8, 2016: The National Assembly deferred the government bill providing for solemnization of Hindu marriages on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three hours and eight minutes. The…

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Opposition Protests against Tax Laws Ordinance in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, September 7, 2016: The opposition parties in the National Assembly staged a walkout against the Tax Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2016 on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours…

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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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