National Assembly Sitting Adjourned for a Week

ISLAMABAD, August 10, 2017: The sixth sitting of the National Assembly was adjourned for a week on Thursday due to lack of quorum, leaving its scheduled business unaddressed, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of the National Assembly’s 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for…

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Requisitioned Senate Session Discusses Corruption and Accountability

ISLAMABAD, August 9, 2017: The Senate held a discussion on a Motion under Rule 218 regarding corruption and accountability on Wednesday during the first sitting of the session requisitioned by the opposition, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. The newly-elected PML-N lawmaker from Balochistan took oath of the membership. Following…

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National Assembly Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, August 9, 2017: The National Assembly could not address its business on Wednesday due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for 32 minutes of which the sitting remained suspended…

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NA Skips Resolutions, Motions under Rule 259; Addresses Legislative Agenda

ISLAMABAD, August 8, 2017: The National Assembly referred six Private Members’ bills to relevant standing committees following their first reading in the House while three bills were not granted leave for introduction on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of the 44th session:…

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Government Introduces Elections Bill 2017 in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, August 7, 2017: The National Assembly witnessed the presentation of final report of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms and the Elections Bill, 2017 on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are the key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of the 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met…

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NA Constitutes Committee to Probe Female Lawmaker’s Harassment

ISLAMABAD, August 4, 2017: The National Assembly on Friday adopted a motion to constitute a Special Committee to probe the allegations of harassment made by a female lawmaker of PTI against the party’s chairman, observes Free and Fair Election Network. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 44th session:  Members’…

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National Assembly Elects Leader of the House

ISLAMABAD, August 1, 2017: The National Assembly elected 28th Prime Minister of Pakistan on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Shahid Khaqan Abbasi secured 221 votes, Syed Naveed Qamar 47 votes, Sheikh Rasheed 33 votes and Sahibzada Tariq Ullah four votes. The election was held through division in the lobbies. Following are key…

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35th Session: Sindh PA Passes Six Bills, Adopts Four Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, August 1, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed six government bills and adopted four resolutions during 35th session that comprised six sittings held between July 24, 2017 and July 31, 2017. The approved legislation included the Sindh Accountability Bill, 2017, the Sindh Removal from Service (Special Powers) (Repeal) Bill, 2017, the Sindh Forensic…

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Provincial Assembly Amends Sindh Differently Able Persons Law

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, July 31, 2017: The Sindh Assembly unanimously passed the Sindh Differently Able Persons (Employment, Rehabilitation and Welfare) (Amendment) Bill, 2017 on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the last (6th) sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh…

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Sindh Assembly Meets for Just Two Minutes

ISLAMABAD, July 28, 2017: The Sindh Assembly met for only two minutes on Friday as the Speaker adjourned the sitting due to less attendance of the lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. It was the second shortest sitting of the incumbent House as the shortest-ever sitting was held on February…

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