Low Attendance Persists in Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, August 7, 2015: Low attendance persisted in the fifth sitting of the ongoing session  of Upper House on Friday as only 13 (12%) lawmakers were present at the outset and 38 (37%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House admitted an Adjournment Motion…

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National Assembly: 15 Reports Presented amidst Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 7, 2015: The House witnessed the presentation of 15 Standing Committees’ Periodic Reports amidst low attendance of lawmakers as only 17 (5%) members were present at the start while 44 (13%) at the time of adjournment of the 10th sitting, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Periodic reports…

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Senate Commemorates its Founding Day

ISLAMABAD, August 6, 2015: The Senate held special discussion on Thursday to commemorate its 42nd founding day, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The Senate of Pakistan was constituted after the promulgation of the 1973 Constitution which was bicameral in nature. Khan Habibullah Khan was appointed as the first Chairman…

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MQM, JUI-F Withdraw Motions to Deseat PTI Members

ISLAMABAD, August 6, 2015: MQM and JUI-F lawmakers withdrew their motions under rule 44 to deseat 28 PTI lawmakers for their absence without leave from the Lower House for forty consecutive days of its sittings, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Thursday. The sitting started 85 minutes behind…

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Low Attendance Senate Sitting Debates Demolition of I-11 Slum

ISLAMABAD, August 5, 2015: The Senate on Wednesday discussed an adjournment regarding demolition of slum area in sector I-11 Islamabad amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting started at 1502 hours against the scheduled time of 1500 hours with sixteen (15%) lawmakers present the…

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National Assembly Passes Three Bills

ISLAMABAD, August 5, 2015: The National Assembly passed three bills amidst low attendance of lawmakers during the 8th sitting of its ongoing 24th session on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started 20 minutes behind the schedule with 28 legislators (8%) present at the start and 157…

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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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