110th Senate session: Quorum pointed out in three out of five sittings

ISLAMABAD, February 11, 2015: The 110th session of the Senate was marked by low attendance and participation of lawmakers and protest/walkouts over ministerial absence and changes in the proposed route of Pak-China Economic Corridor, says Free and Fair Election Network on Wednesday. As many as 54 (52%) out of 104 senators did not participate in…

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NA Sitting Marked by Low Attendance, Joint Boycott

ISLAMABAD, February 11, 2015: Starting 25 minutes behind the schedule, the seventh sitting of the National Assembly’s 18th session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers and a joint boycott against increase in GST on petroleum products. Thirty-eight (11%) lawmakers were present at the start of the sitting and 75 (22%) at the time of…

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Low Attendance Continues in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, February 11, 2015: Starting 55 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 12th session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Twenty legislators (5%) were present at the start of the sitting and 64 (17%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of the…

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Punjab Assembly: First Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 10, 2015: Starting 70 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 12th session was marked by passage of four resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Thirty-six legislators (10%) were present at the start of the sitting and 60 (16%) at the time of…

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National Assembly: 61% Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, February 10, 2015: The National Assembly left 61% of the agenda items unaddressed on Tuesday as the sitting was adjourned due to lack of quorum amid boycott against increase in GST on petroleum products and other commodities. Fifty-one (15%) lawmakers were present at the start of the sitting and 42 (12%) at the time…

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Sindh Assembly Meets for One Minute

ISLAMABAD, February 10, 2015: The Sindh Assembly witnessed one of its shortest sittings on Tuesday when it met for one minute in the presence of two lawmakers. The sitting started at 1006 hours against the scheduled time of 1000 hours. Besides the Speaker, the Provincial Education Minister and the Deputy Speaker were present. Due to…

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National Assembly: Opposition, QWP Stage Walkout over GST hike

ISLAMABAD, February 9, 2015: Starting 47 minutes behind the schedule, the fifth sitting of the National Assembly’s ongoing 18th session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers and a joint walkout against increase in GST on petroleum products. Only 45 (13%) lawmakers were present at the start of the sitting and 70 (20%) at the…

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Low Attendance Persists in Sindh Assembly

ISLAMABAD, February 9, 2015: Starting 32 minutes behind the schedule, the tenth sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 18th session continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers. Only 18 members (11%) were present at the start of the sitting and 72 (43%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of the House did not attend the…

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Low Attendance Observed in Sindh Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2015: Starting 49 minutes behind the schedule, the ninth sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 18th session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Forty-three members (26%) were present at the start of the sitting and 65 (39%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of…

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National Assembly Sitting Marked by Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2015: The National Assembly continued to witness low attendance on Friday as only 27 (8%) lawmakers were present at the start and 18 (5%) at the end of the fourth sitting of the ongoing session. The quorum was visibly lacking during the entire sitting. However, it was not pointed out by any…

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