Top parliamentary performers in the 13th National Assembly

The legislators of the main opposition party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN), actively took part in the parliamentary proceedings during the five years in the 13th National Assembly. They sponsored the most agenda items, including oversight over the executive through the Question Hour and Calling Attention Notices, and representation by raising


Almost 45% agenda left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, 9 February, 2013: Senate’s 90th session was marked by the passage of the Fair Trial Bill amidst walkouts by both treasury and the opposition parties and low Senators’ attendance as 45% of the agenda was left unaddressed.


National Assembly: Sitting Lasts for 10 Minutes

ISLAMABAD, February 08, 2013: The 12th and the last sitting of 49th session of National Assembly, which met for 10 minutes on Friday, was adjourned because of lack of quorum – 1/4th of the total membership required for House proceedings.

A PMLN member


Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 08, 2012: Starting an hour and 15 minutes late, the 11th and the last sitting of the Senate’s 90th session was marked by low attendance. Only 11 senators were present at the outset while 14 were there at the time of adjournment. A maximum


Sindh Assembly: Treasury Bill Passed By the Assembly

ISLAMABAD, February, 2013: Starting an hour and five minutes late, the fourth sitting of the 40th session of the Sindh Assembly on Friday witnessed the passage of a treasury bill.

Fifteen members (9%) were present at the start while


Points of Order Consume 40% of the 49th NA Session Time

ISLAMABAD, February 8, 2013: The National Assembly’s 49th session was marked by low interest of Members, Points of Order interrupting regular proceedings and late starts, leaving most of the agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day unaddressed, says a preliminary report issued by the Free


Sindh Assembly: Two Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, February 07, 2012: The Sindh Assembly, which met for two hours and 45 minutes in the third sitting of the 40th session, passed the Sindh Civil Servants (Amendment) Bill 2013 and the Sindh High Density Development Board (Amendment) Bill 2011. The Education City Bill 2012 was deferred till February 13.


National Assembly: Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, February 07, 2013: The 11th sitting of the National Assembly’s 49th session, which met for an hour and 35 minutes on Thursday, was marked by low attendance and unaddressed agenda.

Four bills, six resolutions, eight motions under rule 259, and a calling


Sindh Assembly: Regular Agenda Suspended to Offer Condolences for Deceased MPA

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2013: Starting an hour and 25 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of the 40th session of Sindh Assembly suspended the regular agenda to offer condolences on the recent death of an MPA (PS-73 Dadu-III). Meeting for an hour and 20 minutes the House witnessed low attendance as only twenty-one Members were present at the outset while 89 were there at the adjournment.


Senate: Two Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, February 06, 2012: The Upper House passed the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan Bill 2012 and the Trade Organizations Bill 2012 in the 10th sitting of the 90th session, which met for two hours and nine minutes on Wednesday.

 Another bill, the