Eighth Sitting of 26th Session Marked by Low MNA Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 11, 2010: National Assembly met for an hour and 44 minutes during the eighth sitting of the 26th session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of members with only 58 members present when the sitting started, while 102 were present when the sitting ended.

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Many Agenda Items Remain Unaddressed as POs Take 70% Time

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2010: National Assembly left most of the agenda unaddressed during the seventh sitting of the ongoing 26th session. The sitting started 60 minutes late against the stipulated time of 1700 hours and lasted for three hours and 25 minutes. Although the attendance of members was relatively better than the previous sittings, the members mostly raised Points of Order to debate upon them and disregarded most of the regular agenda.

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Points of Order consume more than half of time of 6th sitting of NA

ISLAMABAD, November 08, 2010: The sixth sitting of the ongoing 26th session of the National Assembly met for three hours and 45 minutes. The long stretched sitting witnessed low attendance of members with 80 legislators present at the beginning of the sitting, while only 51 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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26th Session of NA Low Attendance Sitting Meets for 124 Minutes

ISLAMABAD, November 05, 2010: The National Assembly met for two hours andfour minutes in the fifth sitting of the ongoing 26th session. The sitting witnessedlow attendance of members with only 49 members present at the outset, while99 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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FAFEN Daily Factsheet Sitting No. 4 Session No. 26 of the National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, November 04, 2010: The National Assembly met for three hours and 14 minutes in the fourth sitting of the 26th session. The sitting started 49 minutes late against the stipulated time of 1000 hours. The sitting witnessed low attendance of members with only 55 members present at the outset. However, the attendance of members was relatively better at the end, with 127 members present.

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Low Attendance, MQM Boycott Marks 4th Sitting of NA

ISLAMABAD, November 04, 2010: The National Assembly met for three hours and 14 minutes in the fourth sitting of the 26th session. The sitting started 49 minutes late against the stipulated time of 1000 hours. The sitting witnessed low attendance of members with only 55 members present at the outset. However, the attendance of members was relatively better at the end, with 127 members present.

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MQM boycotts remaining proceedings of 26th NA Session

ISLAMABAD, November 03, 2010: The third sitting of the 26th National Assembly session met for two hours and 30 minutes. The attendance of members at the end of the sitting was observed to be slightly better than the previous two sittings, with 120 present. However, there were only 51 legislators present at the outset of the sitting. The Quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting, but was not pointed out by any of the members.

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Points of Order Consume 67% Time of Low Attendance 2nd Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 02, 2010: The second sitting of the 26th session was marked by low attendance of members, with only 42 members present at the outset and 63 present when the sitting the adjourned. National Assembly left most of the agenda unaddressed for this Private Members’ Day and raised twenty-nine Points of Orders (POs) that…

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NA Sitting Offers Fateha for late Farooq Laghari

ISLAMABAD, November 01, 2010: The National Assembly did not take up any regular agenda scheduled for the first sitting of the 26th Session that held on Monday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly Proceedings.

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FAFEN withdraws from PS-94 by-election observation for security concerns

ISLAMABAD, October 17, 2010: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has withdrawn from its observation of the by-election in PS-94 due to the deteriorated security situation in Karachi over the past 24 hours, raising concerns for the safety of its observers – as well as voters — on Election Day on October 17, 2010.

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