NA Adopts Pro-Democracy Resolution; PMLN/PPPS walkout

ISLAMABAD, January 16, 2012: The National Assembly during the third sitting adopted a Resolution regarding the supremacy of democracy. A total of six Members – including the PM, the Leader of the Opposition, the parliamentary leaders of ANP and PPPS, and a Member of PMLN and MMAP – spoke on the Resolution for 80 minutes. The PMLN and PPPS Members staged a walkout protesting the Resolution.

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Sitting adjourned due to MPA’s death

ISLAMABAD, January 16, 2012: The Sindh Assembly that met for 25 minutes, its 13th sitting of the ongoing session, was adjourned until Tuesday due to the death of PPPP MPA Syed Mohsin Shah Bukhari. There were a total of 36 Members present at the start of the sitting and 50 at the end. Only the…

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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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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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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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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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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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