Lack of Quorum: NA Session Adjourned sans Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, October 23, 2020: The National Assembly was adjourned on Friday without taking up any of the agenda item as the government could not manage to maintain the required quorum in the House, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fourth sitting of 27th session:…

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NA Refers 13 Private Members’ Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, October 20, 2020: The National Assembly passed three private members’ bills and referred 13 other legislative proposals to the relevant standing committees amid opposition’s protest in the House, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the third sitting of 27th session: Members’ Participation…

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NA Sitting Adjourned Over Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, October 19, 2020: The National Assembly was adjourned on Monday due to lack of quorum amidst absence of the Leaders of the House and the Opposition, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the second sitting of 27th session: Members’ Participation The…

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Bill Introduced in National Assembly to Amend Elections Act, 2017

ISLAMABAD, October 16, 2020: The National Assembly transacted more than half of its agenda on Friday and witnessed introduction of a government bill seeking amendment in the Elections Act, 2017, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first sitting of 27th session: Members’ Participation The…

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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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