Lawmakers Disinterest Marks Punjab Assembly’s 25th session

Chief Minister absent from House since June 24, 2016 Six out of eight sittings adjourned due to lack of quorum ISLAMABAD, December 9, 2016: Lack of interest of provincial lawmakers in proceedings marked the 25th session of Punjab Assembly, which passed seven government bills and witnessed introduction of one legislative proposal. The session continued for…

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Punjab Assembly Ignores Most of Oversight Agenda

Chief Minister Absent from Proceedings Since Last Two Sessions  The lawmakers’ interventions on government oversight suffered a setback during 24th session of the Punjab Assembly that focused on treasury’s legislation alone. The Provincial Assembly passed nine government bills while the Adjournment Motions, Calling Attention Notices and Questions received cold shoulder from the treasury as well…

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Punjab Assembly Heavy on Legislation, Light on Public Importance Issues

Low attendance of lawmakers keeps haunting Provincial Assembly Leader of the House (Chief Minister) did not attend any of the sittings The 23rd session of the Punjab Assembly remained productive in terms of legislation but it completely ignored the public importance issues highlighted by the lawmakers. The House transacted a heavy legislative agenda amidst the…

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Punjab Assembly: Only 26% Lawmakers Take Part in Budget Debate

 Chief Minister attends three out of eleven sittings of budget session The Assembly amends local government law, pays tribute to Sabri The Punjab Assembly passed the Annual Budget 2016-17 and the Supplementary Budget 2015-16 during 22nd session which continued from June 13 to June 29, 2016. It is ninth consecutive budget of the Punjab presented…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Provincial Assembly of Punjab 21st Session Report

The lack of quorum persisted during 21st session of the Punjab Assembly, which saw passage of three government bills and 20 resolutions. The session was last of the third parliamentary year and continued for 15 sittings from May 6 to May 26, 2016. The cumulative duration of the sittings was 36 hours and one minute…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Provincial Assembly of Punjab 20th Session Report

Punjab Assembly passed 11 bills, adopted 14 resolutions and held Pre-Budget discussion during 20th session that continued from March 30 to April 15, 2016. The session started a day after the terrorist attack in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore and also coincided with the revelations in Panama Leaks about Prime Ministers’ offshore family businesses. The House took…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Provincial Assembly of Punjab 19th Session Report

ISLAMABAD: The Punjab Assembly passed 20 bills and adopted 17 resolutions during its 19th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report. The session, comprising 21 sittings, started on January 29, 2016 and concluded on February 26, 2016. On average, each sitting started 77 minutes behind the schedule and lasted two…

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Punjab PA Session Marked by Low Interest of Lawmakers

ISLAMABAD, September 9, 2015: The 16th session of the Punjab Assembly was marked by low attendance of lawmakers as the House witnessed passage of one and introduction of eleven government bills, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session, comprising ten sittings, started on August 26, 2015 and concluded on September 8, 2015. On average, each sitting started 95 minutes behind the schedule and lasted an hour and 36 minutes.

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