Sindh Assembly: Only three members show up for the sixth sitting

ISLAMABAD, January 30, 2015:  Sixth sitting of the 18th Sindh Assembly session had to be adjourned after just four minutes owing to absence of majority of lawmakers belonging to both the treasury and opposition benches, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started seven minutes behind the scheduled time…

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Sindh Assembly Introduces Bill, Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, January 27, 2015: The Sindh Assembly introduced a bill and adopted three resolutions during the fifth sitting of its 18th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Sindh Institute of Management and Technology Bill 2015 was introduced by a PPPP lawmaker and referred to the relevant standing committee for further…

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Sindh Assembly: 89% Agenda left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2015: Starting 79 minutes behind schedule, the fourth sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 18th session left 89% of the agenda items unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The agenda items not taken up included five calling attention notices (CANs), a government bill, an adjournment motion and a question of privilege. The CANs…

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Low Attendance Persists in Sindh Assembly

ISLAMABAD, January 23, 2015: The third sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 18th session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers – with 39 MPAs (23%) present at the start and 71 (42%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting.…

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Sindh Assembly: Second Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 22, 2015: Starting 51 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 18th session witnessed low attendance as only 11 MPAs were present at the outset and 71 at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting.…

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Sindh Assembly Adopts Resolution against Blasphemous Caricatures

ISLAMABAD, January 21, 2015: The Sindh Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution against blasphemous caricatures published by a French magazine during the first sitting of its 18th session on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The resolution demanded the Organization of Islamic Conference, European Union and United Nations to take stern action against…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Five Bills, Adopts Eight Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, December 10, 2014: The Sindh Assembly passed five bills and adopted eight resolutions during the second (last) sitting of its 17th session as low attendance of lawmakers prevailed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House passed five bills tabled by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and referred three…

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Low Attendance Marks Sindh Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, December 9, 2014: Starting 93 minutes behind the schedule, the first sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 17th session was marked by low attendance as 49 members (30% of the total membership) were present at the start and 63 (38%) were there at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). All six starred…

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Sindh Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 5, 2014: Starting 44 minutes behind the schedule, the first and last sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 16th session was marked by low attendance of members as 44 were present at the outset while 51 were there at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Friday. The single sitting session witnessed…

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Sindh Assembly: 14 Bills Passed, 10 Introduced Amid Protests, Low Attendance

Islamabad, November 24, 2014: The Sindh Assembly passed 14 bills during its 15th session despite low attendance of legislators, says Free and Fair Election Network in its preliminary report based on direct observation. The session started on October 20 and ended on November 19; consuming 45 hours and 18 minutes. On average, each sitting started…

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