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ISLAMABAD, October 17, 2010: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has withdrawn from its observation of the by-election in PS-94 due to the deteriorated security situation in Karachi over the past 24 hours, raising concerns for the safety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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43% MNAs participate in 25th NA Session

49% female, 42% male legislators register participation 38% time spent on debate on adjournment motions and Points of Order NA remained in Session for over 44 hours, each sitting started late by 44 minutes PM attends 87%, Leader of the Opposition shows up in 60% sittings PMLN boycotts last one and half sittings MMA, PML…

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Most of the agenda unaddressed as PMLN boycotts 14th sitting

ISLAMABAD, October 07, 2010: The National Assembly met for two hours and 10 minutes in the 14th sitting of the 25th session. The sitting started 60 minutes late against the stipulated time. The Parliamentary Party of PMLN boycotted the proceedings of the 14th sitting expressing their reservations on passing “The Sacked Employees (Reinstatement) Bill, 2010”.…

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Debate on Adjournment Motion and POs consume half of 13th sitting time

ISLAMABAD, October 06, 2010: The National Assembly met for three hours and 34 minutes in the 13th sitting of the ongoing 25th session. The attendance of members at the outset of the sitting was observed to be relatively better, than the previous sittings, with 107 present. However, there were only 31 MNAs present when the…

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Attendance remains issue in relatively more productive 12th sitting

ISLAMABAD, October 05, 2010: The National Assembly met for three hours and 35 minutes in the 12th sitting (Private Members’ Day) of the ongoing Session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of members with only 8% of the legislators present at the outset of the sitting and 17% present when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum…

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Points of Order consume half of time of 11th sitting of NA

ISLAMABAD, October 4, 2010: The National Assembly met for three hours and 46 minutes in the 11th sitting of the 25th session with low attendance of the members. There were only 44 (13%) members present at the outset of the sitting, while 46(14%) were present when the sitting was adjourned. The House passed two bills…

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