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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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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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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National Assembly Passes Two Private Members’ Bills Since 2013

National Assembly Passes Two Private Members’ Bills Since 2013

NA Starts Releasing Daily Bulletin of Proceedings Prime Minister, PTI leader, among 22 lawmakers, who remain absent during entire session The National Assembly transacted heavy legislative agenda during 39th session and passed 17 bills, including two Private Members’ bills. It is first time since 2013 that the incumbent Assembly passed any Private Member bill. The…

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Treasury-Opposition Confrontation Mars National Assembly Agenda

The National Assembly could not address its scheduled business during 38th session that ended on December 20, 2016. The five-sitting session had three government bills and heavy Private Members’ business on its agenda but the House did not take up any agenda item appearing on Orders of the Day. The Question Hour was also held…

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National Assembly Addresses Long-Pending Minorities’ Agenda

Lawmakers lose opportunity to oversee Executive’s performance Joint Sitting of Parliament adopts resolution on Kashmir, passes anti-honour killing and anti-rape bills ISLAMABAD, October 07, 2016: The National Assembly addressed two long-standing issues of minorities during its 36th session. It legislated for the registration of marriages between persons of Hindu community and recommended the government to…

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NA Session Marked by Politicking and Low Attendance

Private Members’ Agenda Becomes Victim of Absenteeism PPPP, ANP Parliamentary Leaders Attended all Six Sittings  ISLAMABAD, September 9, 2016: The National Assembly could not take up a considerable portion of its agenda during 35th session owing to low attendance and political tussle between treasury and opposition benches. The session began with a resolution against the…

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NA Ignores Private Members’ Agenda; Passes Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill

Low Attendance of Lawmakers Continue; Legislators Take Up Number of Human Rights Issues Prime Minister Attends One Sitting; PTI Chairman Remains Absent Throughout the Session ISLAMABAD, August 19, 2016: The National Assembly passed important government legislation, including the much-debated Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2016 and left out most of the Private Members’ agenda during…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 32nd Session Report

The National Assembly passed a Constitutional amendment and eight other government bills besides discussing the offshore businesses of Prime Minister’s family during 32nd session held between May 9 and May 20, 2016. The cumulative duration of 10 sittings was 26 hours and 45 minutes while each sitting, on average, started nine minutes behind the schedule,…

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