Punjab Assembly: 79% Lawmakers Abstain from Budget Debate

Punjab Assembly: 79% Lawmakers Abstain from Budget Debate

Chief Minister attends three out of 10 sittings 84% of PML-N and 44% of PTI members remain silent during budget debate PML-N Government presents 10th consecutive budget in Punjab Lack of quorum disrupts House proceedings seven times ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2017: Most of the lawmakers did not take part in the general discussion during the…

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5th Budget Session: Lawmakers’ Participation in Fiscal Discussion Declines

Duration of Budget Session Curtailed More Than 50 Percent This Year 11 Lawmakers Remain Absent throughout the Session ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2017: The National Assembly passed the Federal Budget for the Financial Year 2017-18 during its 43rd session that spanned over 15 sittings. It was the fifth budget of the ruling party during the term…

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KP Assembly Witnesses Improvement in Working Hours, Members’ Participation

KP Assembly Witnesses Improvement in Working Hours, Members’ Participation

Legislative output and executive oversight also improve Average Attendance Per Sitting remains 58% Late commencement of proceedings becomes routine Number of protests, identification of quorum increase Committees review only 10 percent of the bills ISLAMABAD: The Provincial Assembly of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) registered an increase in its annual working hours, participation of lawmakers, legislative…

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Attendance, Participation of Lawmakers Decline in National Assembly

National Assembly passes 11 Private Members’ Bills Considerable improvement seen in committees’ output PM attends six, Leader of the Opposition 63 sittings No participation by 69 lawmakers throughout fourth parliamentary year ISLAMABAD, June 3, 2017: The 14th National Assembly registered a decline in the attendance and participation of lawmakers in the House proceedings during the…

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4th Year: Balochistan Assembly Witnesses Decline in Legislative Productivity

4th Year: Balochistan Assembly Witnesses Decline in Legislative Productivity

Six Members Remain Silent for Entire Assembly Year ISLAMABAD, May 28, 2017: The 10th Provincial Assembly of Balochistan witnessed improvement in the assembly performance in terms of working longer hours during fourth parliamentary year than the previous year, however, it could not excel in legislative productivity as it was reduced to less than half of…

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KP Assembly Takes Up Heavy Legislative Agenda

KP Assembly Takes Up Heavy Legislative Agenda

Keeps on suspending rules to adopt resolutions Less oversight of executive as 53% questions lapsed due to absence of movers and ministers Chief Minister attends three sittings ISLAMABAD, May 25, 2017: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly took up heavy legislative agenda during 14-sitting session held between April 11, 2017 and May 23, 2017. It passed…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Three Bills, Adopts Four Resolutions

Points of Order consume 18% of proceedings Deputy Speaker office lying vacant since December 2015 ISLAMABAD, 23 May 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan passed three bills and adopted four resolutions during 40th session that spanned over five sittings held between May 10 and May 20, 2017. With the conclusion of this session, the Provincial…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Four Bills, Adopts 13 Resolutions

Points of Order consume 11% of Proceedings Private Member’s Agenda remains unaddressed ISLAMABAD, 19 May 2017:  The Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed four bills and adopted thirteen resolutions during 32nd session that comprised 17 sittings held between April 12, 2017 and May 18, 2017. The House did not take up more than half (53%) of…

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National Assembly Passes Nine Bills, Refers 21 to Committees

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2017: National Assembly’s 42nd session addressed its three quarters agenda approving nine legislative proposals and handing over 21 others to the relevant standing committees for review and recommendations. The legislation sent to the committees included a Constitutional Amendment to allocate 23 seats to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in the Provincial Assembly…

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