Points of Order consume 71% of sitting time

ISLAMABAD, January 13, 2012: The National Assembly witnessed relatively better attendance of Members during the 2nd sitting of the ongoing session. A total of 141 Legislators were present at the start of the sitting while 212 were there at the end. With the exception of the parliamentary leader of MMAP, all other leaders were present.

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Agenda unaddressed due to Pir Pagara’s death

ISLAMABAD, January 13, 2012: The Sindh Assembly met for 25 minutes, its 12th sitting of the ongoing session. There were a total of 47 Members present at the start of the sitting and 69 at the end. The sitting was adjourned until Monday after fathea was offered for the Pir Pagara Syed Shah Mardan Shah-II.…

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Agenda left unaddressed due to death of MNA and Pir Pagara

ISLAMABAD, January 12, 2012: The National Assembly met for 34 minutes during the first sitting of the 38th session on Thursday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly proceedings. The House did not take up any formal agenda due to the death of MNA Azeem Daultana (NA-168) and Pir Pagara Syed Shah Mardan Shah-II.

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Low Attendance Sitting Pays Tribute to Z.A. Bhutto

ISLAMABAD, January 10, 2012: The Sindh Assembly met for two hours and 50 minutes, its eleventh sitting of the ongoing session. The sitting was marked by low attendance of Members, with only 37 present at the start of the sitting and 51 at the end. The House adopted a Resolution to pay homage and tribute…

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76% of agenda items left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, January 10, 2012: Almost 54% of MNAs participated in the 37th Session of the Lower House that left 76% of the agenda items listed on the Orders of the Day unaddressed mainly due to excessive use of Points of Order which consumed a little more than half of the session time.

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 06, 2012: The Sindh Assembly met for an hour and 45 minutes, its ninth sitting of the ongoing session. The sitting was marked by low attendance of Members with only 42 present at the start of the sitting and 47 at the end. The House passed the Sindh Public Property (Removal of Encroachment)…

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All Agenda Items left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, January 6, 2012: The National Assembly left all the Agenda items that appeared on the Orders of the Day unaddressed during its last sitting of the 37th session. Spread over an hour and 49 minutes, the sitting was marked by low attendance of Members with 72 Legislators present at the start and 125 there when the session prorogued.

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MQM, ANP and PMLN in row over new provinces

ISLAMABAD, January 5, 2012: The National Assembly met for three hours and 55 minutes, its 12th sitting of the ongoing session. Only the parliamentary leaders of the ANP, MQM and NPP attended the proceedings. Just as it was in previous sittings, Members’ attendance remained low. Only 66 Legislators were present at the start while 58 were there when the sitting was adjourned.

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NA Takes up All Agenda Items on Orders of the Day

ISLAMABAD, January 4, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for three hours and 25 minutes on Wednesday, took up all agenda items on the Orders of the Day. Low attendance of Members persisted as 83 Legislators were present at the start of the sitting and 34 when it was adjourned.

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