NA Sitting Marked by Low Interest of Members

ISLAMABAD, December 4, 2014: Starting 22 minutes behind schedule, the 7th sitting of the ongoing National Assembly session was marked by low attendance of Members as 45 were present at the outset of the sitting while 65 were there at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The quorum was visible lacking at…

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NA Adopts Resolution Seeking Steps to Facilitate Persons with Disabilities

ISLAMABAD, December 3, 2014: The National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution in its 6th sitting of 16th session urging the government to take care of special needs of persons with disabilities and ensure implementation of their employment quota in the country, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The resolution was tabled by a…

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National Assembly Adopts Resolution to Revive PIA

ISLAMABAD, December 2, 2014: Starting half an hour behind the schedule, the National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution in its fifth sitting of the 16th session, urging the government to take immediate steps to improve the services of Pakistan International Airlines, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House debated the…

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NA Adopts Resolution Condemning Ex-Senator’s Killing

ISLAMABAD, December 1, 2014: The National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution in its fourth sitting of the 16th session to condemn the killing of a former JUI-F senator in Sukkur on Saturday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. Tabled by the State Minister for…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, November 29, 2014: The Balochistan Assembly passed two resolutions in its first sitting of the 15th session on Saturday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House unanimously passed a joint amended resolution to condemn the killings of JUI-F Sindh Secretary General Khalid Mehmood Soomro and polio besides condemning the…

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Lack of Quorum Marks Third NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 28, 2014: Starting 20 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly continued to witness low attendance as only 39 legislators (11%) were present at the start and 48 (14%) at the adjournment of the third sitting of the ongoing 16th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet.…

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Low Attendance Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, November 27, 2014: Starting 27 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly continued to witness low attendance as only 15% of the lawmakers were present at the start and 11% at the adjournment during the second sitting of the 16th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet based…

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National Assembly Takes Up Two CANs amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 26, 2014: With the presence of 52 (15%) lawmakers at the outset and 63 (19%) at the adjournment, the National Assembly took up two calling attention notices (CANs) during its first sitting of the 16th session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet based on direct observation of…

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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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FAFEN Urges Public Consultations on Electoral Reforms

Islamabad, November 22, 2014: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has urged the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms to open its doors to broad-based public consultations to ensure that electoral reforms are meaningful, realistic and reflective of popular aspirations. FAFEN says the committee’s formation is a step in the right direction but the way…

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