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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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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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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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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