Senate: 90% Agenda Taken up in Last Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2015: With eight (7%) lawmakers present at the outset and 30 (29%) at the time of adjournment, the Senate took up 90 percent agenda during last sitting of its 121st session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House passed the Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill 2015,…

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Balochistan PA: Lack of Quorum Leads to Adjournment of Sitting

Islamabad November 12, 2015: Starting 55 minutes behind the scheduled time, the third sitting of ongoing 22nd session of Balochistan Assembly was adjourned due to lack of quorum, says Free and Fair Election Network on Thursday. Tabled by an ANP lawmaker, the House unanimously adopted a resolution regarding immediate release of funds to start construction…

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Punjab PA Extends Five Ordinances

ISLAMABAD, November 12, 2015: The Punjab Assembly passed five resolutions to extend as many ordinances for a further period of ninety days during first sitting of its 18th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday. Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Punjab Assembly…

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Senate: 80% Questions Unaddressed due to Movers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, November 12, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Thursday did not take up around 80% questions appearing on the agenda due to absence of movers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started two minutes behind the scheduled time of 1000 hours with 7 legislators (6%) present at the start and 27 (26%)…

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Senate Takes Up Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, November 11, 2015: The Senate took up its entire business on Orders of the Day during the 8th sitting of its ongoing 121st session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. The sitting started five minutes behind the scheduled time with 13 legislators (12%) present at the start and 26 (25%) at…

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NA Passes Two Bills

ISLAMABAD, November 11, 2015: The National Assembly passed two government bills on Wednesday during the fourth and last sitting of its 25th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session was prorogued sine die earlier than scheduled due to upcoming second phase of local government elections in Sindh and Punjab. The House also…

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NA Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed Except CANs

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2015: The National Assembly left its entire agenda unaddressed except two Calling Attention Notices (CANs) on Tuesday during third sitting of its ongoing 25th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). There were 47 items on agenda of Private Members’ Day of which 45 remained unaddressed. State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs…

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Chairman Suspends Senate Sitting due to Ministers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2015: The Chairman Senate suspended the House proceeding for 15 minutes on Tuesday due to absence of relevant ministers who had to present various agenda items appearing on Orders of the Day during seventh sitting of the Senate’s ongoing 121st session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The…

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Senate Adopts Four Resolutions amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 9, 2015: The Senate adopted four resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers here on Monday during the 6th sitting of its ongoing 121st session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The resolutions adopted by the House were; to pay tribute to national poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal, establish Natural…

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Balochistan PA Adopts One Resolution amid Low Attendance

Islamabad, November 09, 2015: Starting 20 minutes behind the schedule, the Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution and witnessed introduction of a bill during the 2nd sitting of its 22nd session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Minister for Law introduced the Balochistan (Wildlife Protection, Preservation, Conservation and Management) Amendment Bill 2015. The…

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