NA Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2012: The National Assembly did not take up the Constitution (Twentieth Amendment) Bill, 2012 during its fourth sitting of the ongoing session on Monday. The sitting spanning an hours and 46 minutes was marked by low attendance with 77 Legislators present at the start and 87 were there when the sitting adjourned.

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Low Attendance Observed

ISLAMABAD, Feb 06: The fifth sitting of the Balochistan Assembly spanning an hours and 44 minutes witnessed low Members’ attendance. Only 15 were present at the outset and 20 when the sitting was adjourned. The Quorum, visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting, was not pointed out by any of the MPAs. Six Points…

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Lack of Quorum Persists during 14th Sitting of Senate

ISLAMABAD, February 03, 2012:  Witnessing low attendance, the 14thsitting of the ongoing Senate session lasted an hour and 49 minutes on Friday. Only 11 Senators were present when the proceedings began while 20 were there at the end of the sitting.

Points of Order Consume 61% of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2012: Starting an hour and five minutes behind schedule, the third sitting of the National Assembly met for an hour and 55 minutes. Members raised a total of 18 Points of Order, which consumed 61% of the sitting time. However, none of the Points of Order attracted the Chair’s formal ruling.

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PA Assembly Low Attendance Observed

ISLAMABAD, February 03, 2012: Starting an hour and 50 minutes behind schedule and witnessing low attendance, the tenth sitting of the Punjab Assembly met for two hours and 10 minutes. Only 22 MPAs were present at the outset and 35 when it was adjourned.  The Quorum, visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting, was…

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Balochistan Assembly Meets for 25 Minutes

ISLAMABAD, Feb 03: The fourth sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s 30th session met for only 25 minutes. It witnessed low attendance as 22 Members were present at the outset and 13 when the sitting was adjourned. The Quorum, visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting, was not pointed out by any of the MPAs. Eight Points…

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13th Sitting of 77th Senate Session Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 02, 2012: The Senate unanimously passed the National Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2012 during its 13th sitting of the 77th session. Spread over an hour and 15 minutes, the sitting was marked by low attendance of Senators with only 11 present at the start and 15 at the end.

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More than Half of NA Sitting Time Consumed by POs

ISLAMABAD, February 2, 2012: Starting an hour and five minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of the National Assembly met for an hour and 55 minutes. Though the House witnessed a relatively better attendance of Members – with a maximum of 212 present at one point – 52% of the sitting time was consumed by Points of Order (PO).

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Low Attendance Persist in Upper House

ISLAMABAD, Feb 1, 2012: Marked by low attendance of Senators, the twelfth sitting of the Upper House’s 77th session witnessed walkout over increase in the prices of petroleum products. At the start of the sitting seven Senators were present and ten were there when it was adjourned.

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Points of Order consume half of the Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, February 1, 2012: The National Assembly deferred the Constitution (Twentieth Amendment) Bill, 2012 till tomorrow during its first sitting of the 39th session on Wednesday. The sitting spanning two hours and 15 minutes was marked by low attendance with 32 Legislators present at the start and 131 were there when the session adjourned.

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