Lawmakers’ interest in National Assembly Shows Declining Trend

101 lawmakers attend less than half of sittings Attendance remains higher in shorter sessions while lower in longer sessions Average annual attendance the lowest during second parliamentary year The 14th National Assembly completed its third parliamentary year on May 31, 2016. It held 32 sessions spanning over 289 sittings from June 1, 2013, to May 30,…

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Provincial Assembly of the Balochistan: Annual Report 2015 – 2016

The 10th Balochistan Assembly passed 19 treasury-backed bills and adopted 46 resolutions that mostly sought improved governance and economic development in the province. However, no private member bill/legislative proposal was introduced in the House that showed lack of interest both by the treasury and the opposition members in bringing legislation pieces. Keeping in view the…

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Provincial Assembly of the Sindh: Annual Report 2015 – 2016

The third parliamentary year of the 14th Sindh Assembly was characterized by active treasury-backed legislation as 28 government bills were passed and 36 resolutions – mainly dealing with governance, education and health issues – were adopted. The House assembled in five sessions starting on June 13, 2015 and ending on May 3, 2016. These sessions…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor 28th Session Report of Balochistan Assembly

The Balochistan Assembly adopted nine resolutions, witnessed as many walkouts amid low attendance during its 28th session consuming almost 69% of the session’s time, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Session Report based on direct observation of the Provincial Assembly’s proceedings.

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 32nd Session Report

The National Assembly passed a Constitutional amendment and eight other government bills besides discussing the offshore businesses of Prime Minister’s family during 32nd session held between May 9 and May 20, 2016. The cumulative duration of 10 sittings was 26 hours and 45 minutes while each sitting, on average, started nine minutes behind the schedule,…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 248th Session Report

Half of Calling Attention Notices, Resolutions and Motions under Rule 218 appearing on Orders of the Day were dropped during the 248th session of Senate due to absence of movers as most of them boycotted the session over non-appearance of Prime Minister in the House since April  2015. The session, comprising nine sittings, started on…

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High incidence of violations observed in PK-08 Peshawar by-poll

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2016: Impressive number of people turned out to vote in PK-08 Peshawar-VIII by-election on Thursday held amid stringent security arrangements. Deviation from polling schemes, suspicious voting patterns at some polling stations and illegal canvassing around polling stations were some key highlights of election that followed an active campaigning period. Although heavy security…

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Monthly Magazine Aiwan-e-Aam – April 2016

ایوان عام  کے زیرنظر شمارہ میں آپ جان سکتے ہیں ایوان بالا ، ایوان زیریں اور چاروں صوبائی ایوانوں کی کارروائی کا خلاصہ علاوہ ازیں  پاکستان مسلم لیگ (ن) کی خاتون رکن شہزادی عمرزادی ٹوانہ کی بطور رکن ایوان زیریں پارلیمانی کار کر دگی اورایوان زیریں کے قواعد و ضوابط  ہائے کار میں سے تحریک…

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