NA Budget Session Marked by Low Attendance, Multiple Walkouts

Prime Minister attends 5% of the session 161 lawmakers participate in budget debate ISLAMABAD, June 26, 2015: The 23rd session of the National Assembly was marked by the passage of the Finance Bill 2015 and adoption of three resolutions, including one to extend the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 for 120 days, amid multiple walkouts…

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Sindh Assembly Concludes Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2015: The Sindh Assembly concluded its budget debate for the fiscal year 2015-16 on Wednesday as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 40 minutes behind the schedule with 32 members (19% of the total membership) present at the start…

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Punjab Assembly Rejects Cut Motions, Approves 42 Demands for Grants

ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2015: The Punjab Assembly approved 42 demands for grants on Tuesday and rejected cut motions related to the police and agriculture departments, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, with only 10 members (3% of the membership) present at the start of the…

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NA Rejects Cut Motions, Approves 49 Demands for Grants

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2015: The National Assembly approved 49 demands for grants on Monday and rejected all the cut motions in the absence of opposition lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 26 minutes behind the schedule with 59 members (17%) present at the start and 96 (28%) at the time…

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