Punjab Assembly Addresses 70% Regular Agenda During 7th Session

64 Percent Lawmakers Remain Inactive An Hour and 27 Minutes Average Delay Observed in Each Siting Leader of the House Remains Absent Throughout the Session   Islamabad, March 19, 2019:The Punjab Assembly addressed 70 percent of the agenda during seventh session that continued between February 20 and March 14, 2019. The House spent five hours…

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Senate Legislative Output Falls During 16th Parliamentary Year

House Transacts 78 Percent Business, Passes 20 Government and Six Private Members’ Bills ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2019: With the post-election change in its leadership and membership, the Senate struggled during the 16th parliamentary year to maintain the higher standards of productivity and efficiency set during the previous term (2015-18), observers Free and Fair Election Network…

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Women MPs Contribute 33 Percent Parliamentary Business during 2018-19

ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2019: Women parliamentarians maintained a track record of consistently surpassing reasonable performance expectations during the year 2018-2019 by making remarkable contributions to setting the agenda for parliamentary business, and sustaining spirited deliberations on a range of pressing matters. This has been observed in a report released by Free and Fair Election Network…

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National Assembly Addresses 62% Agenda during Eighth Session

POs Consume 62% of the Proceedings’ Time None out of the Eight Sittings Start on Time ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2019: The National Assembly did not address 38 percent of the agenda during eighth session that continued between February 20 and March 6, 2019. The House spent seven hours and 55 minutes (62 percent) on various Points of Order (POs)…

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KP Assembly Addresses 76% Agenda during fifth Session

ISLAMABAD, February 27, 2019: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) addressed 76 percent of its regular agenda during fifth session that continued between February 6 and February 26, 2019. Of 124 lawmakers, 42 (34 percent) including 38 men and four women contributed to the proceedings of the House by sponsoring various parliamentary interventions and/or contributing in the debates.…

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Low Turnout, Campaign Violations Persist in Mansehra By-Election

Islamabad, February 27, 2019:  A decline in male voter turnout and violations of the Election Commission’s Code of Conduct for campaigning marked the PK-30 Mansehra-I by-election held on February 26, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Election Day proceedings remained smooth across the constituency with 47 percent registered voters turning out to…

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Balochistan Assembly Addresses 73% Agenda during Seventh Session

54 Percent Lawmakers Participate in the Proceedings ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2019: The Balochistan Assembly addressed 73 percent of its scheduled agenda during seventh session that continued between January 28 and February 1, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Session Report. The session’s agenda comprised four resolutions, as many Calling Attention Notices (CANs), an Adjournment Motion…

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Senate: 65% Lawmakers Not Contributed to Debate on Money Bill

83% Agenda Addressed during 286th Session One Private Member’s Bill and Five Resolutions Passed Female Lawmakers Surpass Male Counterparts in Discussing Budget ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2019: The Senate addressed 83 percent of its agenda during 286th session held between January 21 and February 1, 2019. However, the participation of lawmakers remained low in debate on the Finance Supplementary (Second Amendment) Bill,…

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73% Lawmakers Remain Inactive during Sixth Session of Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, January 30, 2019: Nearly three quarters (73%) of the legislators did not participate in the proceedings of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab during sixth session that continued between January 7 and January 25, 2019. As many as 101 lawmakers or 27 percent of the total membership including 29 women and 72 men participated…

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National Assembly Addresses 39% Agenda during Seventh Session

133 Lawmakers Participate in the Proceedings ISLAMABAD, January 29, 2019: The National Assembly did not address 61 percent of its agenda during seventh session that continued between January 14 to January 25, 2019. The House spent four hours and 29 minutes (19 percent) of the proceedings debating the killings of civilians in Sahiwal and three…

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