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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Senate: Walkout over law and order in Karachi

ISLAMABAD, November 14, 2012: Starting 50 minutes late, the fifth sitting of 87th session on Wednesday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only 11 were present at the outset while 22 were there at the adjournment. The sitting was marked by a six-minute walkout by Senators of ANP, PMLN and NP over the incidents of violence in Karachi.

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Senate: Sitting Marked by Protests by MQM and ANP

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2012: Starting 44 minutes late, the fourth sitting of 87th session on Tuesday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only eight were present at the outset while 21 were there at the adjournment. Additionally, the Deputy Chairman and the parliamentary leaders of PML, BNPA, ANP, and PMLF did not attend the sitting.

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Senate: Most of the agenda left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 12, 2012: Starting 50 minutes late, the third sitting of 87th session on Monday witnessed low attendance. Only six Senators were present at the outset and 13 were there when the sitting was adjourned.

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Senate: Second sitting witnesses low attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 8, 2012: Starting 40 minutes late, the second sitting of Senate\’s 87th session on Thursday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only eight were present at the outset while 16 were there at the adjournment. A Standing Committee report on a Bill about setting up Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan was presented before the House.

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