Points of Order Consume Two-Fifth of Senate’s Last Sitting

ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2015: The Senate continued to witness thin attendance of lawmakers during its last sitting on Thursday as Points of Order consumed 39% of sitting’s time, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 13 lawmakers were present at the start of the sitting and 27 at the time of adjournment. The lawmakers…

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NA Last Sitting Marked by Passage of Bill, Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2015: The National Assembly passed one bill amid low attendance of lawmakers as the 24th session was prorogued sine die on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. Only 24 legislators (7%) were present at the start and 85 (24%) at the time of adjournment of the sitting.…

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Low Attendance Persists as Senate Debates Flood Damages

ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2015: The Senate discussed an Adjournment Motion regarding the loss of lives and properties due to recent flood in various parts of the country during the eighth sitting of its ongoing 118th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Thirteen lawmakers – six from PPPP, three from PML-N, two from PkMAP…

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National Assembly: Six Bills Passed as Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2015: With 18 (5%) lawmakers present at the outset and 29 (8%) at the time of adjournment, the National Assembly took up 90 percent agenda during 13th sitting of its ongoing 24th session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The low attendance sitting passed six bills…

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Sindh Assembly: Five Bills Passed amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2015: The Sindh Assembly session was prorogued sine die as five bills were passed amid low attendance of lawmakers on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The five bills passed by the House included the Sindh Local Government (Third Amendment) Bill 2015; the Sindh Zakat and Ushr…

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Senate: Two Bills Passed amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 11, 2015: Seventh sitting of the Senate’s ongoing 118th session witnessed the passage of two bills amid low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at 1533 hours against the scheduled time of 1530 hours with 10 (9%) lawmakers present at the start and 38…

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Low Attendance Persists in NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, August 11, 2015: Starting 18 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly continued to witness low attendance as only 14 legislators (4%) were present at the start and 18 (5%) at the time of adjournment during the 12th sitting of its ongoing 24th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its…

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Sindh Assembly: Low Attendance Sitting Adopts Four Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, August 11, 2015: The Sindh Assembly continued to witness low attendance as the House passed a bill and adopted four resolutions during third sitting of its ongoing 21st session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The sitting started 95 minutes behind the schedule with 59 lawmakers (35%) present…

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National Assembly Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, August 10, 2015: The National Assembly left entire agenda unaddressed during the 11th sitting of its ongoing 24th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The unaddressed agenda included six legislative bills, three periodic reports of the Standing Committees and two Calling Attention Notices (CANs).  In addition, a Motion of Thanks…

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Senate Sitting Adopts Two Resolutions amidst Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 10, 2015: The Senate adopted two resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers during sixth sitting of its ongoing session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Sponsored by PkMAP lawmakers, the House adopted a resolution condemning the vacation of slum area (Katchi Abadi) in Sector I-11, Islamabad.…

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