Senate Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, April 6, 2015: Marked by low attendance of lawmakers, the Senate left the entire agenda listed on the Orders of the Day unaddressed during the first sitting of the Senate’s 114th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. With the exception of PTI, parliamentary leaders of all parties were present…

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Question Hour Suspended in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, April 3, 2015: The Punjab Assembly suspended the question hour due to the absence of the Home Department’s secretary on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 74 minutes behind the schedule with 14 lawmakers (4%) present at the start and 70 (19%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader…

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Parliamentary Leaders Absent in Punjab Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, April 2, 2015: The Punjab Assembly continued to witness low attendance on Thursday as 14 (4%) lawmakers were present at the start and 20 (5%) at the end of the fifth sitting of the ongoing 13th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The quorum was visibly lacking during the entire sitting. However,…

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Punjab Assembly Continues Pre-Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, April 1, 2015: The Punjab Assembly continued its pre-budget debate during the fourth sitting of its 13th session, giving lawmakers an opportunity to express their priorities for the upcoming provincial budget, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. The sitting started 48 minutes behind the schedule with 17 lawmakers (5%) present at…

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Low Attendance Persists in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, March 31, 2015: The Punjab Assembly deferred all five resolutions appearing on the agenda due to ministerial absence on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 66 minutes behind the schedule with 10 lawmakers (3%) present at the start and 31 (8%) at the time of adjournment. Although the quorum…

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Punjab Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 30, 2015: The Punjab Assembly took up its entire agenda amid thin attendance and low participation of lawmakers on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 58 minutes behind the schedule with nine lawmakers (2%) present at the start and 10 (3%) at the time of adjournment. A maximum…

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NA Session: Six Bills Passed, 16 Introduced amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 30, 2015: The 20th session of the National Assembly was marked by the passage of six government bills as the House witnessed low attendance of lawmakers and excessive use of points of order, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session, comprising nine sittings, started on March 16 and concluded on March 27. On average, each sitting started 30 minutes behind the schedule and lasted two hours and 32 minutes.

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Punjab Assembly Condemns Attack on Christian Community

ISLAMABAD, March 27, 2015: The Punjab Assembly witnessed thin attendance of lawmakers on Friday as the House passed a resolution to condemn the attack on Christians in Lahore earlier this month, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started two hours and 14 minutes late with 65 legislators (18%) present at the start…

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National Assembly Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, March 27, 2015: The National Assembly’s 20th session was prorogued as the ninth sitting concluded without addressing any agenda item on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The agenda included four ordinances, two legislative bills, two calling attention notices, three standing committee reports and a motion to debate the recent petrol crisis.…

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NA Passes Three Bills as Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, March 26, 2015: The National Assembly passed three government bills amid low attendance of lawmakers on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 18 minutes behind the schedule with 41 lawmakers (12%) present at the start and 10 (3%) at the time of adjournment. The quorum was visibly lacking at…

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