111th session: Senate Passes Four Private Bills

ISLAMABAD, March 5, 2015: Thin attendance and low participation of senators marked the 111th session of the Upper House which was prorogued on March 4, 2015. Four private member bills were passed during the session, including the Anti-Honour Killings Laws (Criminal Laws Amendment) Bill 2014, while one resolution was also adopted. The session – comprising…

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Punjab Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 05, 2015: The Punjab Assembly left its entire agenda unaddressed amid thin attendance of lawmakers on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Eleven legislators (3%) were present at the start of the sitting and 20 (5%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of the House and the Opposition Leader did…

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No Agenda Item Taken Up in Sindh Assembly

ISLAMABAD, March 05, 2015: Starting 30 minutes behind the schedule, the 20th (last) sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 18th session concluded without taking up any agenda item, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday. The sitting started 30 minutes behind the schedule with 71 lawmakers (42%) present at the start and 106 (63%)…

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One-day NA Session Witnesses Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 04, 2015:  Starting 50 minutes behind the schedule, the sole sitting of 19th session of the National Assembly witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. One hundred and twenty lawmakers (35%) were present at the start and 93 (27%) at the time of…

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Sindh Assembly Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 04, 2015: The Sindh Assembly adopted three resolutions during the 19th sitting of its ongoing 18th session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started two hours and eight minutes behind the schedule with 86 members (51%) present at the start and 62 (37%) at the time of adjournment.…

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Senate’s 111th Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, March 04, 2015: The Senate’s 111th session was prorogued on Wednesday, soon after the end of its fourth sitting. The upper house has held nine sessions during the ongoing parliamentary year, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. Ten (10%) senators were present at the start of the sitting and 34 (33%)…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, March 04, 2015: The 13th sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing session was adjourned due to lack of quorum after meeting for two hours and 17 minutes, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet on Wednesday. The sitting started 67 minutes behind the schedule with 23 legislators (6%) present at…

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Balochistan Assembly: Question Hour Deferred Due to Minister’s Absence

ISLAMABAD, March 3, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly failed to take up any of the questions appearing on its agenda as the relevant minister did not show up for the sitting on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 61 minutes behind the schedule with 20 lawmakers (31%) present at the start…

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