National Assembly: 61% Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, February 10, 2015: The National Assembly left 61% of the agenda items unaddressed on Tuesday as the sitting was adjourned due to lack of quorum amid boycott against increase in GST on petroleum products and other commodities. Fifty-one (15%) lawmakers were present at the start of the sitting and 42 (12%) at the time…

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Sindh Assembly Meets for One Minute

ISLAMABAD, February 10, 2015: The Sindh Assembly witnessed one of its shortest sittings on Tuesday when it met for one minute in the presence of two lawmakers. The sitting started at 1006 hours against the scheduled time of 1000 hours. Besides the Speaker, the Provincial Education Minister and the Deputy Speaker were present. Due to…

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National Assembly: Opposition, QWP Stage Walkout over GST hike

ISLAMABAD, February 9, 2015: Starting 47 minutes behind the schedule, the fifth sitting of the National Assembly’s ongoing 18th session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers and a joint walkout against increase in GST on petroleum products. Only 45 (13%) lawmakers were present at the start of the sitting and 70 (20%) at the…

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Low Attendance Persists in Sindh Assembly

ISLAMABAD, February 9, 2015: Starting 32 minutes behind the schedule, the tenth sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 18th session continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers. Only 18 members (11%) were present at the start of the sitting and 72 (43%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of the House did not attend the…

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Low Attendance Observed in Sindh Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2015: Starting 49 minutes behind the schedule, the ninth sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 18th session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Forty-three members (26%) were present at the start of the sitting and 65 (39%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of…

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National Assembly Sitting Marked by Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2015: The National Assembly continued to witness low attendance on Friday as only 27 (8%) lawmakers were present at the start and 18 (5%) at the end of the fourth sitting of the ongoing session. The quorum was visibly lacking during the entire sitting. However, it was not pointed out by any…

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Two Bills Introduced, Ordinance Laid in Senate

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2015: Starting 28 minutes behind schedule, the fifth (last) sitting of the Senate’s 110th session witnessed the introduction of two bills and presentation of an ordinance amid low attendance of lawmakers. Only four senators (4%) were present at the start of the sitting and 29 (28%) at the time of adjournment.  A…

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Senate Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, February 4, 2015: The fourth sitting of the Senate’s 110th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum amid walkouts by the treasury and opposition lawmakers. The House adopted a resolution tabled by a PML-N senator to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people and pay tribute to their sacrifices. Over half of the agenda…

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Low Attendance Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, February 4, 2015: Starting 27 minutes behind the schedule, the third sitting of the National Assembly’s 18th session continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers. The House unanimously adopted a resolution to express solidarity with people in Kashmir and demanded the United Nations and international community to play its role in resolving the dispute…

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Senate Sitting Adjourned due to Opposition’s Walkout

ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2015: Starting 37 minutes behind schedule, the third sitting of the Senate’s 110th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum following a walkout by opposition lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Nearly half of the agenda (including two bills, an ordinance and discussion on a…

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