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

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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NA Suspends Regular Agenda for Budget Session

ISLAMABAD, May 31, 2016: The National Assembly adopted a motion to suspend its regular agenda for the Budget 2016-17 on Tuesday during first sitting of 33rd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The lawmakers consumed entire first sitting to pay respect to deceased MNA Malik Iqbal Mehdi Khan and wish good health to Prime…

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KP Assembly Adopts Five Resolutions, Passes One Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 27, 2016: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly adopted five resolutions and passed one bill during 5th (last) sitting of its 18th session, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet on Friday. The sitting started 46 minutes behind the schedule amid the presence of 39 (31%) legislators at the start and…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Two Bills

ISLAMABAD, May 26, 2016: The Punjab Assembly passed two government bills on Thursday during 15th and last sitting of 21st session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session was prorogued after conclusion of its business. Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Punjab Assembly met for…

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