Low Attendance Marks Last Sitting of 31st NA Session

ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2011: In the last sitting of the 31st session, the National Assembly met for a total of five hours and three minutes with low attendance of Members. There were only 18% Members present at the outset of the sitting and 12% were present when the sitting was adjourned. The maximum attendance of Members at one point of the sitting was recorded at 48%.

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National Assembly Accepts the Finance Bill, 2011 by Majority

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2011: The 16th sitting of the ongoing budget session witnessed relatively high attendance of Members with a maximum 56 present attendance. The long stretched sitting voted on the Finance Bill, 2011, which was eventually passed by the House with a majority vote.

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15th NA Sitting 81% Sitting Time Spent on Cut Motions

ISLAMABAD, June 21, 2011: The National Assembly met for five hours and 42 minutes during the 15th sitting of the ongoing budget session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 14% Members present at the outset of the sitting and 32% present when the sitting was adjourned. The maximum attendance of Members at one point of the sitting was recorded at 56%.

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Long Stretched 14th Sitting Debates on Cut Motions

ISLAMABAD, June 20, 2011: The National Assembly met for five hours and 24 minutes during the 14th sitting of the ongoing budget session. The sitting was marked by low attendance of Members, with only 14% Members present at the outset of the sitting and 35% present when the sitting was adjourned. The maximum attendance of Members at one point of the sitting was recorded at 55%.

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Low Attendance 13th Sitting Debates On Cut Motions

ISLAMABAD, June 18, 2011: The National Assembly met for five hours and 46 minutes during the 13th sitting of the ongoing budget session. The long stretched sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 12% Members present at the outset of the sitting and 8% present when the sitting was adjourned. The maximum attendance of Members at one point of the sitting was recorded at 47%.

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12th Sitting NA approves 77 out of 137 Demands for Grants

ISLAMABAD, June 17, 2011: The National Assembly met for four hours and 50 minutes during the 12th sitting of the ongoing budget session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with a total of 94 Members present at the outset of the sitting, while 80 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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78% of 11th Sitting Time Spent on Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2011: The National Assembly met for six hours and 11 minutes during the 11th sitting of the ongoing budget session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 10% Members present at the outset of the sitting and 11% present when the sitting was adjourned.

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93% of Low Attendance Tenth Sitting Time Spent on Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2011: The National Assembly met for five hours and 35 minutes during the 10th sitting of the ongoing budget session. The long stretched sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 9% Members present at the outset of the sitting and 4% present when the sitting was adjourned. The maximum attendance of Members at one point of the sitting was recorded at 44%.

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9th Sitting 25 Members Take Part in Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 14, 2011: The National Assembly met for five hours and 37 minutes during the 9th sitting of the ongoing budget session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 5% Members present at the outset of the sitting and 10% present when the sitting was adjourned. The maximum attendance of members at one point of the sitting was recorded at 42%.

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57% of 8th Sitting Time Spent on Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2011: The National Assembly met for three hours and 19 minutes during the 8th sitting of the ongoing 31st session to continue debate on budgetary proposals. Although no other agenda, apart from two Calling Attention Notices (CANs) and debate on budget, was listed on the Orders of the Day, the House spent 43% sitting time on proceedings unrelated to budget.

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