POs Consume 76% of NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 20, 2015: The National Assembly left its entire agenda unaddressed as points of order (POs) consumed 76% of the sitting on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The agenda included two calling attention notices (CANs) regarding appointment of fifty new officers on deputation in the Pakistan International Airlines and discontinuation of…

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Lack of Quorum Marks Fourth NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 19, 2015: Starting 28 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly continued to witness low attendance as only 43 legislators (13%) were present at the start and 26 (8%) at the adjournment of the fourth sitting of the ongoing 20th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet.…

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Low Attendance Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, March 18, 2015: The third sitting of the National Assembly’s 20th session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers – with 40 legislators (12%) present at the start and 36 (11%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. The quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of…

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts 12 Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 17, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted 12 resolutions and took up only seven questions during the entire 16th session comprising nine sittings, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report based on direct observation of the House. Of 16 resolutions, three were not taken up while one was debated by…

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National Assembly Leaves 55% Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, March 17, 2015: The Lower House of the Parliament left over 55 per cent of the agenda unaddressed during the second sitting of its 20th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Fifty-six lawmakers (16%) were present at the start of the sitting and 22 (6%) at…

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National Assembly: Five Bills Introduced, One Passed

ISLAMABAD, March 16, 2015: The National Assembly passed one bill and witnessed introduction of five more bills amid low attendance of lawmakers during first sitting of its 20th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House passed the Seed (Amendment) Bill, 2014 while the introduced bills include the Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015; the Cost and Management Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2015; the Hindu Marriage Bill, 2015; the Banks (Nationalization) (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Capital University of Science and Technology Bill, 2015.

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 16, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted two resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers during 9th (last) sitting of its 16th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting started 30 minutes behind the schedule with 14 lawmakers (22%) present at the start and 22 (34%)…

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Balochistan Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted four resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 55 minutes behind the schedule with 15 lawmakers (23%) present at the start and 24 (37%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of the House attended the…

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Sindh PA Passes Five Bills, Adopts 22 Resolutions during 18th Session

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed five bills and adopted 22 resolutions during its 18th session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its session report based on direct observation of Sindh Assembly. Out of 22 bills on list of business during the session, the House passed five – four governments and one…

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Punjab Assembly Passes 16 Bills, Adopts 10 Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2015: The Punjab Assembly passed 16 bills and adopted 10 resolutions as low attendance of lawmakers prevailed during the 12th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report based on direct observation of the assembly proceedings. The session – comprising 16 sittings – started on February 10 and ended on March 9, 2015. On average, each sitting started 72 minutes behind the schedule with 24 members (6%) present at the outset and 56 (15%) at the time of adjournment.

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