FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 49th Session Report

FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 49th Session Report

Islamabad, February 15, 2013: Marked by passage of four education-related bills amid walkouts on the imposition of Governor’s rule in Balochistan and the debate over creation of new provinces, the 49th session of National Assembly witnessed a historic change in the rules of procedure allowing standing committees power to scrutinize ministerial budgetary proposals before made…

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13th National Assembly of Pakistan: Annual Report 2012-2013

The fifth parliamentary year of the 13th National Assembly witnessed the tussle between the executive and judiciary reaching the parliament as an elected Prime Minister was disqualified by the Supreme Court which also struck down the contempt of court law passed by the parliament. The first half of the parliamentary year was consumed by the tussle between the judiciary and the executive over implementing the Supreme Court’s verdict in the NRO case as the National Assembly passed two resolutions to express confidence in the leadership of the Prime Minister and backing the Speaker’s decision of not sending the premier’s disqualification to the Election Commission of Pakistan.

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 48th Session Report

FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 48th Session Report

Islamabad, December 26, 2012: The 48th session of the National Assembly witnessed the passage of two treasury-backed bills as well as the Fair Trial Bill 2012 amid low members’ attendance, leaving 60% of the agenda appearing on the orders of the day unaddressed. The house passed three government bills and introduced eight, sending them to…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 47th Session Report

FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 47th Session Report

Islamabad, November 26, 2012: The 47th session of the National Assembly did not address 64% of the agenda items listed on the orders of the day as it witnessed low attendance, lack of quorum, late starts and excessive use of points of order interrupting the regular proceedings. However five bills were passed during the session,…

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13th National Assembly of Pakistan: Annual Report 2011-2012

National security, political instability, civil-military relations, executive-judiciary tension, and the energy crisis largely defined the agenda for the 13th National Assembly during its fourth parliamentary year that ended on March 16, 2012. The year was particularly tumultuous for Pakistan as well as for the legislature in terms of agenda-setting that was difficult and critical.

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