Senate Passes Four Bills amidst Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 4, 2015: The Upper House of the Parliament passed four bills to regulate the national economy, as it continued to face low attendance during the second sitting on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting started at the scheduled time of 1500 hours and lasted four…

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National Assembly: 88% Agenda Unaddressed on Private Members’ Day

ISLAMABAD, August 4, 2015: Only three items appearing on the Orders of the Day were taken up during the private members’ day as the National Assembly left almost 88% agenda unaddressed on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The seventh sitting of the ongoing 24th session started an hour…

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Low Attendance Persists in NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, August 3, 2015: Low attendance persisted in the sixth sitting of the National Assembly’s ongoing 24th session as only 26 (8%) lawmakers were present at the start and 51 (15%) were present at the time of adjournment of the sitting on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The…

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Senate: Bill to Protect Women Withdrawn during Low Attendance Sitting

ISLAMABAD, August 3, 2015: The first sitting of the Senate’s 118th session was marked by the withdrawal of the Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Amendment) Bill 2014 while the House continued to witness low attendance, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at the scheduled time with 10 (10%)…

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Lack of Quorum Marks Fifth NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, July 31, 2015: Starting 22 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly continued to witness low attendance as only 32 legislators (9%) were present at the start and 50 (15%) at the adjournment of the fifth sitting of the ongoing 24th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet.…

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Low attendance NA sitting takes up 88% agenda

ISLAMABAD, July 30, 2015: With 17 (5%) lawmakers present at the outset and 34 (10%) at the time of adjournment, the National Assembly took up 88 percent agenda during its fourth sitting on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House took up two calling attention notices (CANs) regarding dilapidated…

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National Assembly Passes Islamabad Capital Territory LG Bill 2015

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2015: The National Assembly passed the Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Bill, 2015 during the third sitting of its ongoing 24th session on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The State Minister for Interior introduced the bill as passed by the Senate with amendments and…

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Low Attendance Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, July 28, 2015: The first private members’ day of the National Assembly’s 24th session was marked by lawmakers’ low attendance – with 28 legislators (8%) present at the start and 35 (10%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday. The quorum was visibly lacking at various stages…

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National Assembly Leaves Over 70% Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, July 27, 2015: The Lower House of the Parliament left almost three-quarters of its agenda unaddressed on Monday during the first sitting of its 24th session as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at 1631 hours against the scheduled time of…

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PP-100: By-Election Held Amidst Procedural Irregularities and Unlawful Campaigning

Islamabad, July 27, 2015: By-election in PP-100 (Gujranwala-X) witnessed procedural irregularities and unlawful campaigning on Sunday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The seat fell vacant following the murder of PML-N’s MPA Rana Shamshad Ahmad who was gunned down almost two months ago. In the 2013 general elections, PML-N’s Rana…

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