13th National Assembly stands out for pro-women legislation

  • Overall 372 parliamentary interventions on women rights

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2013: Women’s inclusion in the political process, preventing anti-women practices, and addressing their vulnerability in conflict-hit areas brought political parties together in the 13th National Assembly, which stood out for pro-women legislation, reflecting some of the promises political parties made in


National Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 07, 2013: Starting an hour and 30 minutes late, the 14th sitting of the 50th session was marked by low attendance. Only 98 members were present at the outset, 112 at the time of adjournment, whereas a maximum of 148 members


Senate: 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, March 06, 2013: The Senate, which met for three hours and 48 minutes in the 11th sitting of 91st session, passed the 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill for the creation of Bahawalpur Janoobi Punjab Province.

The main opposition party – PMLN – along with NP staged a walkout over passage of


Sindh Assembly Condemns Karachi Bomb Blast

ISLAMABAD, March 06, 2013: Starting an hour and 42 minutes late, the Sindh Assembly adopted three resolutions in the 15th sitting of the 40th session condemning the Abbas Town bomb blast, and offering condolences for deceased MPA. The sitting was marked by low attendance as only 45 members were present at the start and 62…


National Assembly: Resolution Against Anchorpersons Adopted

ISLAMABAD, March 06, 2013: Starting 35 minutes late, the 13th sitting of the National Assembly’s session adopted a resolution to demand action against “anchorpersons who are telecasting programmes against parliamentarians…without verification of the facts.”

The sitting which lasted for two hours and 42


KP Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March, 2013: Starting 23 minutes late, the 3rd sitting of the ongoing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s session was marked by the low attendance of Members. Only 29 were present at the outset while 47 were there at the adjournment of the sitting

The quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of


Senate: Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, March 05, 2013: The Senate, which met for two hours and 28 minutes in the 10th sitting of the 91st session, passed the Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill 2013.

An ordinance – the Federal Ombudsmen Institutional Reforms Ordinance 2013 – was laid and a


National Assembly Leaves Most Agenda Un-addressed

ISLAMABAD, March 05, 2013: Starting an hour late, the National Assembly in the 12th sitting of the 50th session left most agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day unaddressed as the house discussed the incident of recent bomb blast in Karachi for an hour and


Senate Debated Karachi Bomb Blast; Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, March 04, 2013: The Senators, in the 9th sitting of the ongoing 91st session, condemned the Karachi bomb blast by 21 points of order. Abolition of Discretionary Quotas in Housing Schemes Bill 2012 was unanimoulsy passed while the other bill, the Regulation of Foreign Contribution Bill 2013, was introduced and referred to the standing committee.