Two Bills Introduced, Resolution Adopted in Senate

ISLAMABAD, February 2, 2015: Starting 40 minutes behind the schedule, the second sitting of the Senate’s 110th session witnessed the introduction of two bills, adoption of a resolution and debate on the National Internal Security Policy 2014-18 amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only eighteen members (17%) were present…

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Sindh Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 2, 2015: Starting 20 minutes behind the schedule, the seventh sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s ongoing session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Only 13 members (8%) were present at the start of the sitting and 81 (48%) at the time…

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Senate: All agenda items except questions remain unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, January 30, 2015: Starting one hour and five minutes behind the schedule, the first sitting of the Senate’s 110th session left all agenda items except the questions unaddressed on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The quorum was pointed out by an ANP Senator Zahid Khan following which the sitting was suspended…

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Sindh Assembly: Only three members show up for the sixth sitting

ISLAMABAD, January 30, 2015:  Sixth sitting of the 18th Sindh Assembly session had to be adjourned after just four minutes owing to absence of majority of lawmakers belonging to both the treasury and opposition benches, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started seven minutes behind the scheduled time…

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Sindh Assembly Introduces Bill, Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, January 27, 2015: The Sindh Assembly introduced a bill and adopted three resolutions during the fifth sitting of its 18th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Sindh Institute of Management and Technology Bill 2015 was introduced by a PPPP lawmaker and referred to the relevant standing committee for further…

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Sindh Assembly: 89% Agenda left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2015: Starting 79 minutes behind schedule, the fourth sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 18th session left 89% of the agenda items unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The agenda items not taken up included five calling attention notices (CANs), a government bill, an adjournment motion and a question of privilege. The CANs…

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Low Attendance Persists in Sindh Assembly

ISLAMABAD, January 23, 2015: The third sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 18th session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers – with 39 MPAs (23%) present at the start and 71 (42%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting.…

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Sindh Assembly: Second Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 22, 2015: Starting 51 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 18th session witnessed low attendance as only 11 MPAs were present at the outset and 71 at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting.…

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Sindh Assembly Adopts Resolution against Blasphemous Caricatures

ISLAMABAD, January 21, 2015: The Sindh Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution against blasphemous caricatures published by a French magazine during the first sitting of its 18th session on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The resolution demanded the Organization of Islamic Conference, European Union and United Nations to take stern action against…

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Lack of Quorum, Low Attendance Mark 17th NA Session

ISLAMABAD, January 20, 2015: Low attendance, lack of quorum and excessive use of points of order marked the 17th session of the National Assembly amid the passage of the Constitution (21st Amendment) Bill 2015 and the Pakistan Army Amendment Bill 2015. The legislators consumed two hours and 54 minutes (10%) to debate the bills while…

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