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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Punjab Assembly Discusses Supplementary Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2015: The Punjab Assembly held a discussion on the supplementary budget 2014-15 amid low attendance of lawmakers on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 56 minutes behind the schedule with 20 members (5%) present at the start and 60 (16%) at the time of adjournment. The Chief…

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National Assembly: Twenty-one Lawmakers Debate Federal Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2015: The National Assembly continued to debate the 2015-16 budget on Tuesday as the House witnessed low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Twenty lawmakers (6%) were present at the start of the sitting and 36 (11%) at the time of adjournment. The Prime Minister attended 7% of…

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Budget Debate Starts in Sindh Assembly

ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2015: The Sindh Assembly commenced the debate on the provincial budget 2015-16 amid low attendance on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 78 minutes behind the schedule with 25 members (15%) present at the start and 36 (21%) at the time of adjournment. The Chief Minister attended…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2015: The Senate witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday as the House continued its debate on the annual budget statement for the fiscal year 2015-16, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Eighteen members (17%) were present at the start of the sitting and 15 (14%) at the time of adjournment.…

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Sindh Assembly: Pre-Budget Debate Continues amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2015: The Sindh Assembly continued its pre-budget debate on Monday amid low attendance and participation of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 66 minutes behind the schedule with 35 lawmakers (21%) present at the start and 58 (35%) at the time of adjournment. However, only 14 members…

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Low Attendance Persists in Sindh Assembly

ISLAMABAD, April 28, 2015: The Sindh Assembly continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 60 minutes behind the schedule with 41 (24%) lawmakers present at the start and 57 (34%) at the time of adjournment. The House adopted three resolutions to pay tribute…

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NA Condoles Tragedies in Nepal, Peshawar

ISLAMABAD, April 27, 2015: Starting 40 minutes behind the schedule, the fifth sitting of the National Assembly‚Äôs ongoing session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Thirty-four members (10%) were present at the start of the sitting and 31 (9%) at the time of adjournment. The Prime Minister,…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Two Bills, Adopts One Resolution

ISLAMABAD, April 27, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed two bills and adopted a resolution amid low attendance on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Thirty-two (19%) legislators were present at the start of the sitting and 63 (38%) at the time of adjournment. The quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the…

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Senate Sitting Marked By Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, April 13, 2015: The Senate witnessed thin attendance on Monday as eleven senators (11%) were present at the start of the sitting and 45 (43%) at the time of adjournment, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House passed two resolutions during the sitting. One of them was passed to express grief…

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