National Assembly Leaves 55% Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, March 17, 2015: The Lower House of the Parliament left over 55 per cent of the agenda unaddressed during the second sitting of its 20th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Fifty-six lawmakers (16%) were present at the start of the sitting and 22 (6%) at…

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National Assembly: Five Bills Introduced, One Passed

ISLAMABAD, March 16, 2015: The National Assembly passed one bill and witnessed introduction of five more bills amid low attendance of lawmakers during first sitting of its 20th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House passed the Seed (Amendment) Bill, 2014 while the introduced bills include the Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015; the Cost and Management Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2015; the Hindu Marriage Bill, 2015; the Banks (Nationalization) (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and the Capital University of Science and Technology Bill, 2015.

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 16, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted two resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers during 9th (last) sitting of its 16th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting started 30 minutes behind the schedule with 14 lawmakers (22%) present at the start and 22 (34%)…

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Balochistan Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted four resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 55 minutes behind the schedule with 15 lawmakers (23%) present at the start and 24 (37%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of the House attended the…

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Sindh PA Passes Five Bills, Adopts 22 Resolutions during 18th Session

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed five bills and adopted 22 resolutions during its 18th session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its session report based on direct observation of Sindh Assembly. Out of 22 bills on list of business during the session, the House passed five – four governments and one…

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Punjab Assembly Passes 16 Bills, Adopts 10 Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2015: The Punjab Assembly passed 16 bills and adopted 10 resolutions as low attendance of lawmakers prevailed during the 12th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report based on direct observation of the assembly proceedings. The session – comprising 16 sittings – started on February 10 and ended on March 9, 2015. On average, each sitting started 72 minutes behind the schedule with 24 members (6%) present at the outset and 56 (15%) at the time of adjournment.

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Senate Elects Chairman, Deputy Chairman

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2015: The Senate elected its Chairman and Deputy Chairman as 48 senators took oath during the first sitting of the 113th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 21 minutes behind the schedule with 65 members present at the start and 98 at the time of…

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Points of Order Consume Half of Senate’s 112th Session

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2015: The last session of the Senate’s 12th parliamentary year witnessed half of the proceedings’ time being consumed by points of order (POs) which was otherwise allocated for regular agenda, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday. The session – comprising four sittings – started on March 6 and ended…

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POs Consume 85% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2015: The Senate took up its entire agenda during the last sitting of its 112th session on Wednesday. However, nearly 85% of the sitting was consumed by points of order (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 51 minutes behind the schedule with 21 members (20%) present at…

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Balochistan PA Winds Up Debate on Law and Order

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly winded up debate on law and order during 7th sitting of its ongoing 16th session on Tuesday and passed a resolution to carry out necessary legislation for printing and publication of laws from private persons, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting…

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