National Assembly Passes One Bill, Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2015: The National Assembly passed one bill and adopted two resolutions during the first sitting of its 22nd session here on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Introduced by State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, the House passed the Capital University of Science and Technology Bill, 2015. The minister also presented…

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Senate Adopts Two Resolutions amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2015: The Upper House of Parliament adopted two resolutions and concluded debate on motions under Rule 218 amid low attendance of lawmakers on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started as per schedule with 22 (21%) senators present at the start and 37 (36%)…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2015: The second sitting of the Punjab Assembly‚Äôs ongoing session was adjourned due to lack of quorum after meeting for an hour and 44 minutes on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 53 minutes behind the schedule with 14 (4%) lawmakers present at the start and 86…

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Sindh Assembly: Pre-Budget Debate Continues amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2015: The Sindh Assembly continued its pre-budget debate on Monday amid low attendance and participation of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 66 minutes behind the schedule with 35 lawmakers (21%) present at the start and 58 (35%) at the time of adjournment. However, only 14 members…

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Balochistan Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 16, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution on Saturday, urging the government to remove unnecessary check posts that obstruct the transport of goods in the province, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 34 minutes behind the schedule with 20 lawmakers (31%) present at the start and 19 (29%)…

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Punjab Assembly Condoles Tragedies in Naltar, Karachi

ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2015: The Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Friday as the House unanimously adopted two resolutions to lament the tragedies in Naltar and Karachi, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 79 minutes behind the schedule with 48 lawmakers (13%) present at the start and 20 (5%)…

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Sindh Assembly Condemns Karachi Bus Attack

ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2015: The Sindh Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday to condemn the sectarian attack at Safoora Chowk in Karachi that killed nearly 45 people belonging to the Ismaili community earlier this week, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House deferred the pre-budget debate to discuss the resolution as the session…

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Two Bills Introduced in Senate

ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2015: The Senate continued to witness low attendance on Friday as two bills and as many ordinances were presented during the sitting, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started as per schedule with 13 (12%) senators present at the start and 30 (29%) at the time of adjournment. The…

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Balochistan Assembly Adjourned to Mourn Safora Incident

ISLAMABAD, May 14, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly met for one of its shortest sittings on Thursday when the Deputy Speaker announced adjournment to express grief over the loss of innocent lives in the wake of terrorist attack on a bus in Karachi the previous day, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started…

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Low Attendance Persists in Senate

ISLAMABAD, May 14, 2015: The Senate continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time of 1000 hours with 12 (11%) lawmakers present at the start and 48 (46%) at the time of adjournment. The House discussed three various issues raised…

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