NA Passes Inquiry Commission Bill amid Opposition’s Boycott

ISLAMABAD, November 30, 2016: The National Assembly passed the Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill, 2016 amid boycott by Opposition parties on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. The House also adopted a supplementary resolution offering its condolences to People of Cuba on demise of former President Fiedel Castro. Following are key…

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NA Discusses Gas Shortage, Non-utilization of Railways Land

ISLAMABAD, November 29, 2016: The National Assembly on Tuesday discussed gas load-shedding and non-utilization of Railways land in the country during Private Members’ Day, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth sitting of the 37th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three hours…

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National Assembly Unable to Pass Inquiry Commission Bill

ISLAMABAD, November 28, 2016: The National Assembly was unable to pass the Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill, 2016 on Monday due to lack of quorum. However, the government succeeded in getting extension in time period of two tax-related ordinances, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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National Assembly Discusses Indian Aggression at LoC

ISLAMABAD, November 25, 2016: The National Assembly did not take up any agenda except a motion to discuss the situation at Line of Control (LoC) in the absence of Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet on Friday. In the previous sitting, it was agreed…

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NA Discusses LoC Violations, Leaves Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 24, 2016: The National Assembly discussed incidents of ceasefire violations at the Line of Control through Points of Order, leaving behind the regular agenda except Questions on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 37th session: Members’…

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NA Passes One Bill, Leaves Another for Lack of Quorum

Minister gives policy statement on salaries and allowances of MPs ISLAMABAD, November 23, 2016: The National Assembly passed the Pakistan National Accreditation Council Bill, 2016 unanimously but could not take up the Public Private Partnership Authority Bill, 2016 due to lack of quorum on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet.…

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NA Defers Private Members’ Legislation on Govt’s Request

ISLAMABAD, November 22, 2016: The National Assembly deferred the consideration of four Private Members’ Bills but adopted two Private Members’ resolutions on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of the 37th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three hours…

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NA Defers Legislative Business; Sums Up Discussion on FATA Reforms

ISLAMABAD, November 21, 2016: The National Assembly did not take up most of legislative business on Monday but managed to conclude debate on FATA Reforms, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 37th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for…

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Points of Order Consume 60 percent of NA’s Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 18, 2016: The National Assembly consumed more than three-fifth of the sitting’s time on Points of Orders (POs) during first sitting of its 37th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House business: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and…

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Turkish President Addresses Joint Session of Parliament for Third Time

ISLAMABAD, November 17, 2016: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan became the first foreign dignitary to address the Joint Session of Parliament for the third time, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Joint Session started on Thursday with the national anthems of both the countries. The Turkish President addressed the…

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