FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 31st Session Report

The 31st session of the National Assembly was marked by the passage of four government bills and introduction of eight bills, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session, comprising six sittings, started on April 7 and prorogued on April 15, 2016. On average, each sitting started19 minutes behind the schedule and lasted three…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 30th Session Report

The National Assembly passed seven government bills and adopted nine resolutions during its 30th session held between March 14 and March 25, 2016. Session Time and Attendance: The cumulative duration of seven sittings was 18 hours and 42 minutes while each sitting, on average, started five minutes behind the schedule and continued for two hours…

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A Tribute to Women Parliamentarians 2015 -16

Women form half of the population in Pakistan but their share in political and economic spheres is not proportionate to their numbers primarily due to cultural barriers that restrict their social and political participation. It was against this backdrop that women were given a 22 percent quota of seats in the Parliament and the Provincial…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 29th Session Report

The National Assembly passed three government bills, adopted five resolutions and discussed two Motions under Rule 259 during 29th session which was prorogued on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Parliament Monitor. The Prime Minister also visited the House once after three months. The session was requisitioned by the Opposition to discuss the matters…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 28th Session Report

The 28th session of the National Assembly commenced on January 1, 2016 – fifteen days earlier than it was scheduled – and spanned over 15 sittings, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Parliament Monitor. Except for two sittings, the proceeding of the National Assembly started within fifteen minutes of the scheduled time. This…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 27th Session Report

The 27th session of the National Assembly, spanning over 10 sittings, was the longest session during the last four months. Its highlights were the adoption of a resolution on the first anniversary of Army Public School attack in Peshawar, paying rich tribute to the martyrs and reaffirming national resolve against terrorism, besides holding key discussion on the performance of Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control.

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 26th Session Report

The National Assembly’s 26th Session, spanning over six sittings, showed marked improvement in smooth running of the House. The start of proceeding of the House was not delayed as much as it used to be during previous sessions. The private members’ business pending for more than two months was also taken up except where the…

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National Assembly 25th Session Attendance Report Card

Twenty-fifth session of National Assembly spanned over four sittings only and proved to be the smallest session of the current parliamentary year. It was second session since the National Assembly started sharing publicly attendance of its members. The lawmakers’ attendance in this session showed significant improvement compared to previous sessions. On average, 235 lawmakers attended…

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NA 25th session elects Speaker, passes three bills

The election on the vacant seat of the National Assembly’s Speaker remained the highlight during its 25th session that started on November 6, 2015 and was concluded on November 11, 2015. Members of the National Assembly elected Sardar Ayaz Sadiq as Speaker with majority vote during second sitting of the session. Mr. Sadiq had previously served as Speaker of the National Assembly from June 3, 2013 to August 22, 2015.

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