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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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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