Sindh Assembly Overlooks Procedural Requirements to Pass Most of Bills

Passes 142 legislative proposals including 10 Private Members’ Bills Ruling party fulfills less than one third promises committed in 2013 Election Manifesto Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Bill, 2016 and Hindus Marriage Bill among important provincial legislations No legislation done in justice system, policing and civil services, inclusion of youth in policy-making, women empowerment, regulation…

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261st Session: Senate Witnesses Decline in Lawmakers’ Attendance

Ministerial absence leads to adjournment of sitting sine die Government’s reply to 14% questions not received ISLAMABAD, April 26, 2017: The Upper House of Parliament witnessed slight decline in the attendance of lawmakers during 261st session as compared to the previous session. The ministerial absence and no-response from the relevant departments in responding to the…

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NA Session Haunted by Quorum Issue Leaves 74% Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD:  The 41st session of the National Assembly was marked by low interest and thin attendance of lawmakers as the House witnessed multiple walk-outs, and protests by opposition parties against the Prime Minister in the wake of Supreme Court’s verdict on Panama Papers’ scandal. Five out of eight sittings had to be adjourned due to…

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Balochistan Assembly Introduces ‘Zero Hour’ to Debate Public Importance Matters

Balochistan Assembly Introduces ‘Zero Hour’ to Debate Public Importance Matters

Passes Government Bill, Adopts Four Resolutions in Six Sittings Office of Deputy Speaker Lying Vacant Since December 2015 ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan amended its Rules of Procedure and Privileges by introducing last half an hour of the proceedings “Zero Hour” to address matters of public importance. It also passed a…

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Sindh Assembly Witnesses Heavy Legislative Agenda

ISLAMABAD, April 2, 2017: The Sindh Assembly witnessed heavy legislative agenda during four-sitting 31st session with the consideration and passage of seven pieces of legislation. The House also formed two committees to review the health policy and revise the salaries of lawmakers. Among important parliamentary figures, the Chief Minister, the Speaker and the Leader of…

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260th Session: Senate Gives Nod to Revival of Military Courts

260th Session: Senate Gives Nod to Revival of Military Courts

Prime Minister Attends Sitting After Almost Two Years ISLAMABAD: The 14-sitting longest-ever session since 2013 took up heavy agenda, as it passed eight bills, including Constitutional amendment to revive military courts, adopted nine resolutions, and witnessed introduction of 14 legislative proposals during March 3, 2017 and March 28, 2017, reveals 260th session report of the…

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Women Contribute More Than 50% Agenda in Sindh Assembly

KARACHI, March 28, 2017: The contribution of women lawmakers in enriching the agenda of the Sindh Assembly is not less than the performance of their female colleagues in other provincial assemblies of the country, as they contributed more than 50 percent of the agenda on the floor of the House during the last three and…

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National Assembly Approves Revival of Military Courts

ISLAMABAD, March 25, 2017: The National Assembly approved the amendments in the Constitution as well as the Pakistan Army Act paving the way for revival of military courts during its 40th session that spanned over 13 sittings. The Assembly also legislated on registration of Hindu marriages, regulation and facilitation of public private partnership, setting up…

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Low Attendance, Delay in Sittings Mark Punjab Assembly’s 27th Session

ISLAMABAD, March 22, 2017: The Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance throughout 27th session with the Chief Minister staying away from the proceedings for the consecutive fifth session. Among other important parliamentary figures, the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker and the Leader of the Opposition attended nine, three and six out of 11 sittings, respectively. On average, 87…

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Committee Approves Executive Oversight Tool in Balochistan Assembly Rules

Committee Approves Executive Oversight Tool in Balochistan Assembly Rules

House adopts five resolutions in six sitting Seat of Deputy Speaker lying vacant since December 2013 Chief Minister remains absent throughout the session ISLAMABAD: The Provincial Assembly (PA) of Balochistan adopted five resolutions and witnessed presentation of standing committee’s report that approved introduction of Call Attention Notice and constitution of sub-committees in Assembly rules. The…

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