Two Bills Introduced, Ordinance Laid in Senate

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2015: Starting 28 minutes behind schedule, the fifth (last) sitting of the Senate’s 110th session witnessed the introduction of two bills and presentation of an ordinance amid low attendance of lawmakers. Only four senators (4%) were present at the start of the sitting and 29 (28%) at the time of adjournment.  A…

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Senate Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, February 4, 2015: The fourth sitting of the Senate’s 110th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum amid walkouts by the treasury and opposition lawmakers. The House adopted a resolution tabled by a PML-N senator to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people and pay tribute to their sacrifices. Over half of the agenda…

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Low Attendance Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, February 4, 2015: Starting 27 minutes behind the schedule, the third sitting of the National Assembly’s 18th session continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers. The House unanimously adopted a resolution to express solidarity with people in Kashmir and demanded the United Nations and international community to play its role in resolving the dispute…

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Senate Sitting Adjourned due to Opposition’s Walkout

ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2015: Starting 37 minutes behind schedule, the third sitting of the Senate’s 110th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum following a walkout by opposition lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Nearly half of the agenda (including two bills, an ordinance and discussion on a…

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Two Resolutions Passed, Bill Introduced in Sindh Assembly

ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2015: Starting 36 minutes behind the schedule, the eighth sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 18th session witnessed the introduction of a bill and unanimous passage of two resolutions amid low attendance of legislators, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only nine members (5%) were present at the start of the sitting…

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National Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2015: Starting 28 minutes behind the schedule, the second sitting of the National Assembly’s 18th session was marked by a debate on the recent petrol crisis amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 68 members (20%) were present at the start of the sitting and 49…

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National Assembly Adopts Resolution to Condemn Shikarpur Tragedy

ISLAMABAD, February 2, 2015: Starting 40 minutes behind the schedule, the first sitting of the National Assembly’s 18th session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers and unanimous adoption of a resolution to condemn the bomb blast in Shikarpur on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 80 members (23%) were present at…

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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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