Attendance remains low in third sitting of 19th session

The third sitting of the Nineteenth Session of the National Assembly was also marked by the low attendance of the members, though the quorum was not pointed out during the course of sitting, reports the Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly Proceedings.

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NA meets for less than three hours

The Second Sitting of Nineteenth Session of the National Assembly met for less than three hours with 31 members present at the outset, reports the Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly Proceedings.

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First Sitting of 19th Session Marked by low MNA Attendance

The Nineteenth Session of the National Assembly began with a very low attendance of members, though the quorum was not pointed out throughout the First Sitting that was held on Monday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly Proceedings.

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50% legislators participate in 18th National Assembly Session

ISLAMABAD, February 2, 2010: Almost fifty percent legislators participated in the proceedings of the Eighteenth Session of the National Assembly that concluded on January 29, 2010, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Parliament Performance Update-IX. The participation of MNAs i.e. 46 percent in the eighteenth session was relatively higher than earlier sessions…

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Reforms Needed to Optimize National Assembly Performance

ISLAMABAD, January 4, 2010: Critical regulatory and administrative changes are essential to optimize the performance of the National Assembly through greater investments in broader areas including, but not limited to, record-keeping, public access to assembly records, legislative tracking, monitoring progress against executive assurances to the assembly and orientation of Members in Rules of Business, recommends Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its report appraising the performance of the second year of the 13th National Assembly launched here Tuesday.

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FAFEN Launches Countrywide Campaign for Immediate LG Elections

ISLAMABAD, December 2, 2009: People across Pakistan will reinforce their demand for immediate local government elections at Citizens Assemblies being organized by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in more than 35 districts around the country between December 3 and 20, 2009.

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FAFEN Parliament Performance Update-VII 41% MNAs participated in National Assembly’s Seventeenth Session

ISLAMABAD, November 25, 2009: Around 41 percent members participated in the Seventeenth Session of the National Assembly held between November 2 and 16, 2009, says FAFEN Parliament Performance Update-VII (detailed Update attached). This Update is based on direct observation of the Seventeenth Session of the National Assembly. FAFEN has been producing session-wise reports of the National…

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FAFEN urges public sharing of NA Committee’s electoral reform proposals

ISLAMABAD: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has called upon the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs to publicly share the draft of its recommendations on electoral reforms before its submission to the Parliament. The Committee has been discussing the Electoral Reforms Proposals, submitted by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to the…

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Gilgit- Baltistan Elections Competitive, but Marked by Significant Procedural Flaws

Voters of Gilgit-Baltistan went to the polls on November 12, 2009, in an election characterized by weak electoral administration, procedural irregularities, erroneous voter lists and heavy government interference, but following a competitive election campaign that offered fairly equal opportunities to all political and independent contestants. These preliminary findings are based on information received so far…

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