Private Members’ Day Witnesses Low Attendance of Senators

ISLAMABAD, December 17, 2012: Only four Senators were observed to be present at the outset of the 4th sitting of the ongoing Senate’s session, which met for two hours and seven minutes. The sitting, which started 41 minutes late, adopted a Resolution to establish shelter houses

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Low Attendance Sitting meets for 95 minutes

ISLAMABAD, December 14, 2012: Starting 51 minutes late, the 3rd sitting of the ongoing 88th session continued to witness low attendance of Senators as only eleven Senators (11% of the total membership) were present at the start, while 21 (20%) were there when the sitting was adjourned.

 Additionally, the parliamentary leaders

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 13, 2012: Starting 30 minutes behind the schedule, the second sitting of the 88th session continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only five Senators were present at the outset and 26 were there when the sitting was adjourned. Parliamentary leaders of MQM, BNPA, NP

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First Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 12, 2012: Starting 35 minutes late, the first sitting of Senate’s 88th session was marked by low attendance of Senators.

Only six legislators were present when the sitting started whereas 15 were there at the time of adjournment.

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Most of agenda items left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 23, 2012: Protests and walkouts by the coalition partners and opposition parties over law and order along with low attendance of Senators marked the Senate’s 87th session, which left 73% of the agenda items unaddressed, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Friday.

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Senate: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2012: Starting 32 minutes late, the ninth sitting of 87th session on Monday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only four were present at the outset while 28 were there at the adjournment. The sitting witnessed a five-minute token protest by a PPPP Member over not getting the permission to speak regarding the judiciary.

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Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2012: Most of the agenda appearing on Orders of the Day was left un-addressed in the last sitting of the 47th session of National Assembly which began 35 minutes after the stipulated time amid low attendance, observed Free and Fair Election

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 19, 2012: Starting 50 minutes late, the eighth sitting of 87th session on Monday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only 11 were present at the outset while 18 were there at the adjournment.

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Senate: Sitting marked by low attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2012: Starting 35 minutes behind the schedule the seventh sitting of 87th session passed the Airports Security Force (Amendment) Bill 2012 on Friday. However the House continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only four Senators were present at the outset and 25 were there when the sitting was adjourned.

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