National Assembly Passes Three Govt. Bills

ISLAMABAD, April 13, 2016: The National Assembly passed three government bills on Wednesday during 4th sitting of ongoing 31st session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The National Assembly met for five hours and two minutes. The sitting started six…

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KP PA: Break Consumes More Than One Third of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, November 30 2015: Starting 32 minutes behind the scheduled time, proceeding of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly remained stalled for 35 minutes due to prayer break, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. The sitting started at 1532 hours against its scheduled time of 1500 hours with 46 legislators (37%) present at…

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KP Assembly Leaves 83% Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 27, 2015: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly (KP) continued debating an adjournment motion on rehabilitation efforts in earthquake-hit areas while left 83% of its agenda unaddressed on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House adopted two resolutions while two bills and as many Calling Attention Notices (CANs) on…

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KP Assembly Takes up Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, November 23, 2015: Starting 71 minutes behind the scheduled time, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly took up entire agenda on list of business amid low attendance of lawmakers on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at 1511 hours against its scheduled time of 1400 hours with 36 legislators (29%)…

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Senate Passes One Bill, Takes Up Two CANs

ISLAMABAD, October 13, 2015: Senate passed the State Bank of Pakistan (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and took up two calling attention notice (CANs) during the last sitting of 120th session on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House witnessed low attendance as only eleven (10%) lawmakers were present…

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Low Attendance Persists in Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2015: The Senate continued to witness low attendance as only 12 (11%) legislators were present at the start and 24 (23%) at the time of adjournment during the last sitting of its 119th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The quorum was visibly lacking during…

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NA Last Sitting Marked by Passage of Bill, Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2015: The National Assembly passed one bill amid low attendance of lawmakers as the 24th session was prorogued sine die on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. Only 24 legislators (7%) were present at the start and 85 (24%) at the time of adjournment of the sitting.…

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Senate: Two Bills Passed amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 11, 2015: Seventh sitting of the Senate’s ongoing 118th session witnessed the passage of two bills amid low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at 1533 hours against the scheduled time of 1530 hours with 10 (9%) lawmakers present at the start and 38…

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Low Attendance Persists in Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, August 7, 2015: Low attendance persisted in the fifth sitting of the ongoing session  of Upper House on Friday as only 13 (12%) lawmakers were present at the outset and 38 (37%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House admitted an Adjournment Motion…

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Low Attendance Senate Sitting Debates Demolition of I-11 Slum

ISLAMABAD, August 5, 2015: The Senate on Wednesday discussed an adjournment regarding demolition of slum area in sector I-11 Islamabad amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting started at 1502 hours against the scheduled time of 1500 hours with sixteen (15%) lawmakers present the…

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