Attendance remains low in 4-hour long eighth sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 29, 2010: The National Assembly met for almost four hours in the eighth sitting of the 25th session. The sitting started 35 minutes late against the stipulated time. The long stretched sitting was marked was low attendance of members with only 34 members present on the onset and only 37 members present when…

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Food Prices Up by 8% in September

ISLAMABAD, September 29, 2010: Consumers across the country had to face an extraordinary hike in the prices of consumer commodities in the month of September, as the prices of 46 consumer items and services (out of 69 commodities monitored by FAFEN) increased by an average of 7%when compared with August.

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Points of Order consume almost half of seventh sitting time

ISLAMABAD, September 28, 2010: The National Assembly met for almost three hours in the seventh sitting of the ongoing session with very low attendance of members. There were only 13% members present at the outset of the sitting, while 22% were present when this Private Members’ Day sitting was adjourned. The maximum members’ attendance was…

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FAFEN Daily Factsheet Sitting No. 7 Session No. 25 of the National Assembly

Points of Order consume almost half of seventh sitting time ISLAMABAD, September 28, 2010: The National Assembly met for almost three hours in the seventh sitting of the ongoing session with very low attendance of members. There were only 13% members present at the outset of the sitting, while 22% were present when this Private…

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Most of agenda remains unaddressed in 90-minute 6th sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2010: The sixth sitting of the 25th session of the National Assembly met for an hour and thirty minutes, with a break of 28 minutes on account of prayers. The sitting started with 76 legislators present, while 126 were present when the sitting was adjourned due to a protest by the Opposition…

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FAFEN Daily Factsheet Sitting No. 6 Session No. 25 of the National Assembly

Most of agenda remains unaddressed in 90-minute 6th sitting ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2010: The sixth sitting of the 25th session of the National Assembly met for an hour and thirty minutes, with a break of 28 minutes on account of prayers.   The sitting started with 76 legislators present, while 126 were present when the…

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25th NA Session Fifth Sitting leaves most of agenda unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, September 24, 2010: The National Assembly met briefly in fifth sitting of the 25th session for an hour and thirty minutes leaving most of the agenda items unaddressed most probably due to shortage of time. The entire sitting time was taken up by the Question Hour and Points of Order. There were a total…

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Lack of Quorum, unmentioned, marks 4th sitting of NA

ISLAMABAD, September 23, 2010: National Assembly met for two hours and 53 minutes during the 4th sitting of the 25th session. The sitting was marked by low attendance of the members with only 16% present at the beginning and 17% members present when the sitting was adjourned. However, the lack of quorum was not pointed out by any member throughout the sitting. The maximum number of members attending at one point of sitting was 127 (37%).

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