Senate Takes up its Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, June 7, 2016: The Senate on Tuesday transacted its entire agenda appearing on ‘Order of the Day’ during 4th sitting of its 249th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the parliamentary business: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Senate met for four hours and…

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NA Begins Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2016: The National Assembly began discussion on the Finance Bill 2016 on Monday during third sitting of 33rd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The National Assembly met for four hours and 42 minutes. The proceeding remained…

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Senate Starts Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2016: The Upper House on Monday started debate on the Finance Bill 2016, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Starting two minutes behind the scheduled time of 1430 hours, the sitting witnessed presence of 19 members (18%) at the start and 18 legislators (17%) at the…

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Finance Bill Presented in Senate

ISLAMABAD, June 3, 2016: The Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization presented a copy of the Finance Bill 2016 in Senate, containing the Annual Budget Statement during the second sitting of the 249th session on Friday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Starting two minutes late against the scheduled time…

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Finance Bill 2016 presented before NA

ISLAMABAD, June 3, 2016: The National Assembly witnessed presentation of the Finance Bill 2016 on Friday during second sitting of 33rd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House was adjourned to meet again on June 6, 2016 at 1600 hours. Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House…

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Balochistan Assembly Discusses Law and Order

ISLAMABAD, June 02, 2016: The Balochistan Assembly discussed law and order in the province especially abduction of son of  Provincial Minister for Local Bodies during the single-sitting 29th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting of the requisitioned session started 90 minutes behind the schedule with…

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Senate Passes Constitutional Amendment

ISLAMABAD, June 2, 2016: The Senate passed the Constitutional Amendment and witnessed introduction of two government bills on Thursday during first sitting of its 249th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Senate met for five hours and 30…

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Lawmakers’ interest in National Assembly Shows Declining Trend

101 lawmakers attend less than half of sittings Attendance remains higher in shorter sessions while lower in longer sessions Average annual attendance the lowest during second parliamentary year The 14th National Assembly completed its third parliamentary year on May 31, 2016. It held 32 sessions spanning over 289 sittings from June 1, 2013, to May 30,…

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President Addresses Joint Sitting of the Parliament

ISLAMABAD, June 1, 2016: The President of Pakistan addressed both Houses of the Parliament assembled together in Joint Sitting on beginning of the fourth parliamentary year on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Presidential Address continued for 41 minutes after which the Joint Sitting was prorogued. Following are some key observations of…

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