Low Attendance Continues in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, December 11, 2014: Starting 55 minutes behind schedule, the fifth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session witnessed low attendance as only 23 members (6%) were present at the outset and 54 (15%) at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting lasted an hour and 59…

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Low Attendance Persists in Balochistan Assembly

ISLAMABAD, December 10, 2014: Starting 50 minutes behind the schedule, the fifth sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s 15th session witnessed low attendance as 25 members (38%) were present at the start and 23 (35%) at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Seven members – two each belonging to PkMAP, PML-N, PML and…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Five Bills, Adopts Eight Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, December 10, 2014: The Sindh Assembly passed five bills and adopted eight resolutions during the second (last) sitting of its 17th session as low attendance of lawmakers prevailed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House passed five bills tabled by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and referred three…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Two Bills as Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, December 10, 2014: Starting 48 minutes behind schedule, the fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session witnessed the passage of two bills as low attendance of lawmakers persisted, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House passed the Punjab Explosives (Amendment) Bill 2014 and the Punjab Arms (Amendment)…

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Low Attendance Sitting Debates Law and Order

ISLAMABAD, December 9, 2014: Starting 58 minutes behind the schedule, the fourth sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s 15th session witnessed low attendance as 32 members (49%) were present at the start and 25 at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Five members – four belonging to NP and one from PkMAP –…

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Low Attendance Marks Sindh Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, December 9, 2014: Starting 93 minutes behind the schedule, the first sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 17th session was marked by low attendance as 49 members (30% of the total membership) were present at the start and 63 (38%) were there at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). All six starred…

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National Assembly Session Marked by Low Interest of Members

ISLAMABAD, December 09, 2014: Low attendance of members, unfinished agenda, lack of quorum and points of order interrupting the regular proceedings marked the 16th session of the National Assembly, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report on Tuesday.

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Six Resolutions Amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 9, 2014: Starting 35 minutes behind the schedule, the third sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session was marked by the adoption of six resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House unanimously adopted six resolutions that demanded the State to take responsibility…

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National Assembly Discusses Problems of IDPs

ISLAMABAD, December 8, 2014: Starting 25 minutes behind schedule, the ninth and last sitting of the National Assembly’s 16th session on Monday witnessed a discussion on problems being faced by the internally displaced persons (IDPs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). State Minister for Frontier Regions moved a motion under Rule 259 to discuss…

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Balochistan Assembly Continues Debate on Law and Order

ISLAMABAD, December 8, 2014: Starting 55 minutes behind the schedule, the third sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s 15th session witnessed a continuation of debate on a motion regarding deteriorating law and order in the province, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. Three members – one each belonging to PkMAP, JUI-F and…

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