POs Consume 44% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, April 14, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Tuesday was marked by thin attendance of lawmakers and a major part of the proceedings’ time consumed by points of order (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 16 legislators (15%) present at the start and 39 (38%)…

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Sindh Assembly: 90% Agenda Left Unaddressed on Private Members’ Day

ISLAMABAD, April 14, 2015: The Sindh Assembly left 90% of its agenda unaddressed on Tuesday as the House continued to witness thin attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 57 minutes behind the schedule with 35 members (21%) present at the start and 60 (36%) at the time of…

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Senate Sitting Marked By Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, April 13, 2015: The Senate witnessed thin attendance on Monday as eleven senators (11%) were present at the start of the sitting and 45 (43%) at the time of adjournment, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House passed two resolutions during the sitting. One of them was passed to express grief…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Three Bills, Five Resolutions amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, April 13, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed three bills and five resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting started 47 minutes behind the schedule with 34 members (20%) present at the start and 32 (19%) at the time of adjournment.…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Five Bills amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2015: The Sindh Assembly unanimously passed five government bills amid low attendance of lawmakers on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 52 minutes behind the schedule with 34 members (20%) present at the start and 36 (21%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of the House…

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Joint Sitting: Parliament Resolves on Neutrality in Yemen Conflict

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2015: The Parliament unanimously approved a draft resolution on Friday, urging the government to stay neutral and strive for diplomatic resolution to the Yemen crisis, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 38 minutes behind the schedule with 74 legislators (22%) present at the start and 225 (66%) at…

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Joint Sitting: Lawmakers Continue Debate on Yemen Crisis

ISLAMABAD, April 9, 2015: Starting 75 minutes behind schedule, the fourth joint sitting of the Parliament witnessed low attendance of lawmakers as the House continued the debate on the Yemen crisis, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). A total of 108 legislators (24%) were present at start of the sitting and 53 (12%) at…

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Punjab Assembly Session Marked by Low Interest of Lawmakers

ISLAMABAD, April 9, 2015: The 13th session of the Punjab Assembly witnessed pre-budget debate amid low attendance and participation of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report. The session – comprising seven sittings and lasting 19 hours – began on March 27 and ended on April 6, 2015. On average,…

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Third Joint Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, April 8, 2015: The third sitting of the Parliament’s joint session witnessed low attendance of lawmakers as the House continued to discuss the security situation in the wake of the crisis in Yemen, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. The sitting started 35 minutes behind the schedule with 71 (16%) lawmakers…

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Joint Sitting of Parliament Continues Debate on Yemen crisis

ISLAMABAD, April 7, 2015: Starting 41 minutes behind schedule, the Joint Session of the Parliament continued debate on Yemen Crisis during its second sitting on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). A total of ten legislators –three from PPPP  and one each of PML-N (Prime Minister), BNP, JI, ANP, PML, PML-Z and…

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