FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 249th Session Report

The 249th session of Senate (Budget Session) witnessed a marked improvement in parliamentary output in terms of transaction of business, strict follow up of schedule, regular attendance of key members and participation of lawmakers in the debate on Finance Bill during its 12 sittings. The session started on June 2 and concluded on June 17, 2016, with an average…

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Heavy on legislation, third year of NA ignores 25% public interest agenda

The 14th National Assembly during its third parliamentary year registered some improvement on a number of indicators, including participation of members, punctuality in timings and its output in terms of legislation and resolutions as compared to the second parliamentary year. Overall, issues of political instability, terrorism, natural calamities, civil-military relations, corruption and accountability featured more…

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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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