Opposition Stages Walkout from Senate, Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, October 30, 2014: The Senate witnessed a walkout by the opposition over the torture of OGDCL workers by Islamabad police on Thursday during the 10th sitting of 108th session which has been prorogued, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Low attendance was observed as 18 members (17%) were present at the outset,…

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NA Sitting Marked by Walkout, Boycott by Opposition

ISLAMABAD, October 30, 2014: The National Assembly witnessed a walkout and a boycott by the opposition (except for MQM) and FATA lawmakers over alleged rowdy attitude of the Interior Minister and the planned privatization of OGDCL during the 8th sitting of 15th session on Thursday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The opposition…

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Two Walkouts, Lack of Quorum Mark Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, October 29, 2014: The Senate did not take up any agenda items on the orders of the day due to two walkouts by the Opposition and the 9th sitting of 108th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Opposition staged two walkouts…

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Low Attendance NA Sitting Takes up Two CANs

ISLAMABAD, October 29, 2014: Starting 30 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly continued to witness low attendance as 55 legislators (16%) were present at the start and 63 (18%) at the adjournment of 7th sitting of 15th session on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House took up two calling…

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Senate Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, October 28, 2014: The eighth sitting of the Senate’s 108th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum leaving the entire agenda, except for question Hour, unaddressed, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Deputy Chairman presided over the sitting that began 44 minutes behind the schedule. As many as 21 Senators…

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74% Agenda Not Taken Up on Private Members’ Day in Sindh PA

ISLAMABAD, October 28, 2014: Starting 57 minutes behind schedule, the Sindh Assembly left unaddressed 74% agenda items on the orders of the day during the 5th sitting of 15th session on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). A MQM member tabled the Sindh Police Rules, 1934 (Amendment) Bill 2014 as a private…

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53% Agenda Left Unaddressed in NA; POs Consume 56%of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, October 28, 2014: The National Assembly did not take up 53% agenda items on the orders of day during the 6th sitting of 15th session on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Two private bills were introduced in the House which spent 85 minutes (56% of the proceedings’ time) as 28…

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NA Adopts Two Resolutions, POs consume 49% of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, October 27, 2014: Starting 54 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly adopted two resolutions while points of order consumed 49% time of the 5th sitting of 15th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Tabled by the Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, the House unanimously adopted a resolution…

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Punjab Assembly Passes 3 Bills, Adopts Four Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, October 27, 2014: Starting 60 minutes behind the schedule, the Punjab Assembly passed three bills and adopted four resolutions during the 6th and last sitting of 10th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House passed three bills – the Punjab Local Government (Second Amendment) Bill 2014, the Punjab…

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Senate Adopts 4 Resolutions, Debates Killings of Sikhs in KP

ISLAMABAD, October 27, 2014: The Senate adopted four different resolutions on Monday and debated the killing of two members of the Sikh Community in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the 7th sitting of 108th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Through the resolutions, the Upper House demanded the government take effective steps to promote…

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