Low attendance NA sitting takes up 88% agenda

ISLAMABAD, July 30, 2015: With 17 (5%) lawmakers present at the outset and 34 (10%) at the time of adjournment, the National Assembly took up 88 percent agenda during its fourth sitting on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House took up two calling attention notices (CANs) regarding dilapidated…

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National Assembly Passes Islamabad Capital Territory LG Bill 2015

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2015: The National Assembly passed the Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Bill, 2015 during the third sitting of its ongoing 24th session on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The State Minister for Interior introduced the bill as passed by the Senate with amendments and…

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Low Attendance Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, July 28, 2015: The first private members’ day of the National Assembly’s 24th session was marked by lawmakers’ low attendance – with 28 legislators (8%) present at the start and 35 (10%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday. The quorum was visibly lacking at various stages…

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National Assembly Leaves Over 70% Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, July 27, 2015: The Lower House of the Parliament left almost three-quarters of its agenda unaddressed on Monday during the first sitting of its 24th session as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at 1631 hours against the scheduled time of…

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PP-100: By-Election Held Amidst Procedural Irregularities and Unlawful Campaigning

Islamabad, July 27, 2015: By-election in PP-100 (Gujranwala-X) witnessed procedural irregularities and unlawful campaigning on Sunday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The seat fell vacant following the murder of PML-N’s MPA Rana Shamshad Ahmad who was gunned down almost two months ago. In the 2013 general elections, PML-N’s Rana…

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Senate: Seven bills passed during the 117th session

ISLAMABAD, July 11, 2015: Seven bills were and passed and two resolutions adopted while the House continued to witness low attendance of the lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session spanning over five sittings started on July 6 and was prorogued sine die on July 10, lasting a total of 15 hours and…

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Senate Leaves over 50% Agenda Unaddressed

Session Prorogued Sine Die ISLAMABAD, July 10, 2015: The Upper House of the Parliament left 52% of its agenda unaddressed on Friday during last sitting of its 117th session as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at 1005 hours against its scheduled…

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Senate Passes Islamabad Capital Territory LG Bill 2015

ISLAMABAD, July 9, 2015: The Senate passed four bills, including the Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Bill, 2015 during the fourth sitting of its ongoing 117th session on Thursday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The House passed a motion with majority vote to immediately consider the Islamabad Capital…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, July 8, 2015: The third sitting of the ongoing 117th Senate session witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Wednesday as fifteen senators (14%) were present at the start of the sitting and 38 (37%) at the time of adjournment, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Chair admitted an adjournment motion moved…

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Senate Passes Two Bills amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, July 7, 2015: The Senate passed two bills amid low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday during 2nd sitting of the 117th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started at 1305 hours against the scheduled time of 1300 hours with 17 (16%) lawmakers present at the start…

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