Punjab Assembly Passes Two Bills amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 19, 2015: Amid low attendance, the Punjab Assembly passed two bills during its sixth sitting of the ongoing session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 64 minutes behind the schedule with 39 legislators (11%) present at the start and 83 (22%) at the time of adjournment. The…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Bill, Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, February 17, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed a bill and adopted three resolutions during the 13th sitting of its ongoing session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Seventeen members (10%) were present at the start of the sitting and 41 (24%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of the House…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Suspended Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, February 16, 2015: The Punjab Assembly sitting was suspended for nearly one hour due to lack of quorum on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 37 minutes behind the schedule with 28 (8%) members present at the start and 52 (14%) at the time of adjournment. An independent lawmaker…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Arms Amendment Bill amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 16, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed a bill and adopted two resolutions as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 35 minutes behind the schedule with 17 members (11%) present at the start and 68 (40%) at the time…

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NA Session: Almost Half of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, February 13, 2015: The 18th session of the National Assembly concluded on Friday without passing any legislation and left 46% of its agenda unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report.

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National Assembly Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, February 13, 2015: The National Assembly left its entire agenda unaddressed as low attendance and joint walkouts continued during the last sitting of the 18th session on Friday. The session was prorogued when the quorum, pointed out by a lawmaker, was found to be incomplete upon counting. The sitting started 35 minutes behind the…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, February 13, 2015: The fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 12th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum after meeting for an hour and 54 minutes, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet on Friday. The House continued to witness low attendance, with 15 (4%) members present at the…

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POs Consume 60% of National Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, February 12, 2015: The National Assembly left its entire agenda unaddressed as points of order (POs) consumed 60% of the sitting on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The agenda included two calling attention notices (CANs) regarding the “dubious” bidding process for the contract of Muzaffarabad-Pir Chinasi road and visa free entry…

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Punjab Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 12, 2015: The third sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing session was marked by presentation of five ordinances and low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 69 minutes behind the schedule with 26 legislators (7%) present at the start and 98 (27%) at the time of…

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