Points of Order Consume Two-Third of National Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, January 13, 2015: Nearly 71% of the agenda was left unaddressed by the National Assembly as points of order (POs) consumed two-third of the proceedings on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Two bills – the Emigration (Amendment) Bill 2014 and the Special Citizens Bill 2015 –…

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National Assembly Concludes Debate on Peshawar Attack

ISLAMABAD, January 12, 2015: Starting an hour and 35 minutes behind schedule, the National Assembly concluded debate on terrorist attack in Peshawar during the 9th sitting of 17th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 36 lawmakers (11%) were present at the start of the sitting and 27 (8%) at the…

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National Assembly Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, January 9, 2015: Starting 19 minutes behind the schedule, the eighth sitting of the National Assembly’s 17th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 22 (6%) lawmakers were present at the outset and 74 (22%) at the time of adjournment. A maximum of…

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National Assembly Sitting Marked by Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, January 8, 2015: Starting 25 minutes behind schedule, the seventh sitting of the National Assembly’s 17th session was marked by thin attendance with only 37 lawmakers (11%) present at the start and 23 (7%) at the end, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The quorum was visibly lacking at…

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National Assembly: Debate on APS Attack Continues

ISLAMABAD, January 7, 2015: Starting 25 minutes behind schedule, the sixth sitting of the National Assembly’s 17th session witnessed continuation of debate on the terrorist attack at a school in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Five lawmakers participated in the debate for 73 minutes. A QWP lawmaker spoke for 29 minutes, followed…

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Senate Passes 21st Constitution Amendment, Army Act Amendment

ISLAMABAD, January 6, 2015: Starting 83 minutes behind the schedule, the 12th (last) sitting of the Senate’s 109th session witnessed the passage of the 21st Constitution Amendment Bill 2015 and the Pakistan Army Amendment Bill 2015, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Fifty-two members (50%) were present at the start…

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Punjab Assembly Session Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 6, 2015: The Punjab Assembly’s 11th session was marked by the passage of six bills and adoption of 15 resolutions amid low attendance, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House failed to take up the complete agenda on Orders of the Day, with points of order interrupting regular proceedings. The session…

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National Assembly Passes 21st Amendment, Army Act Amendment Bills Unopposed

ISLAMABAD, January 6, 2015: The National Assembly passed the 21st Constitution Amendment Bill 2015 and the Pakistan Army Amendment Bill 2015 during the fifth sitting of the 17th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House passed the Constitution (Twenty-first Amendment) Bill 2015 with 247 votes as no member voted against…

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National Assembly Discusses 21st Constitution Amendment Bill

ISLAMABAD, January 5, 2015: Starting an hour and five minutes behind the schedule, the fourth sitting of the National Assembly’s 17th session on Monday was marked by a debate on the 21st Constitution Amendment Bill, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights introduced the…

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