NA Session Prorogued Amid Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2020: The National Assembly was prorogued sine die on Thursday amidst a lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth and last sitting of the 26th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for 50 minutes. However, the proceedings remained suspended…

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Joint Sitting of Parliament Passes Eight Bills

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020: The Majlis-e-Shoora passed eight bills on Wednesday amid protest and walkout of the Opposition, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Key observations of the proceedings during first and last sitting of the 8th Joint Session of Parliament include the following: Members’ Participation The Joint Session lasted…

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Govt, Opposition Spar Over Quorum Issue in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020: The treasury and opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly locked horns over the rule related to the suspension of sitting due to lack of quorum for more than one hour and allowed continuity of the proceedings for only 19 percent of the sitting’s time, says Free and Fair Election Network in…

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NA Passes Anti-Terrorism Bill, Condemns Motorway Incident

ISLAMABAD, September 15, 2020: The National Assembly continued debate on motorway gang-rape incident and passed the Anti-Terrorism (3rd Amendment) Bill, 2020 without sending it to the relevant standing committee after the rules were suspended, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday.  Following are key observations of the proceedings during…

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NA Takes up 94% Agenda, Discusses Motorway Incident

ISLAMABAD, September 14, 2020: The National Assembly took up its 94 percent agenda on Monday and also held discussion on the motorway gang-rape incident, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.  Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of 26th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three…

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NA Passes Four Government Bills, Leaves 58 percent Agenda Unaddressed

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, August 24, 2020: The National Assembly (NA) did not take up 58 percent agenda and passed four government bills on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second and last sitting of 25th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for…

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National Assembly Adjourned to Pay Respect for Senator Hasil Bizenjo

ISLAMABAD, August 21, 2020: The National Assembly was adjourned on Friday as a mark of respect for chief of the National Party, Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, who passed away yesterday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of 25th session:  Members’…

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President Addresses the Joint Sitting of Parliament

ISLAMABAD, August 20, 2020: The President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi addressed both Houses of the Parliament assembled together on beginning of the third parliamentary year of the National Assembly amidst opposition’s protest against the government on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the parliamentary business: Members’…

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NA Passes Five FATF-Related Bills, Adopts Two Resolutions

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2020: The National Assembly passed five government bills related to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and adopted two supplementary resolutions, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet on Wednesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fifth and last sitting of 24th session:  Members’ Participation The…

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NA Bill Seeks to Extend Time for Scrutiny of Election Candidates

ISLAMABAD, August 11, 2020: The National Assembly (NA) witnessed introduction of a Private Member’s Bill on Tuesday seeking extension in time period for scrutiny of all credentials submitted by the election candidates, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fourth sitting of 24th session:…

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