NA Passes Zainab Alert Bill, Leaves 65% Agenda Unaddressed During 20th Session

124 Lawmakers Participate in the Proceedings Session Cut Short by a Week due to Concerns over Coronavirus ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2020: The National Assembly passed bill for swift action on child abuse cases and left 65 percent of its scheduled business unaddressed during its 20th session that continued between March 9, 2020 and March 13, 2020, observes Free…

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Women MPs Remain Proactive, Assertive in Performing their Parliamentary Roles

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2020: Women parliamentarians continued to be proactive and assertive in their legislative, representative and oversight functions during the past year. Despite being only one-fifth of the current parliament, women sponsored more than one-third of the business, effectively raising citizens’ voices and public interest issues, reveals a report released by the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability- Free and Fair Election Network (TDEA-FAFEN) on the eve of International Women’s Day.

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National Assembly Addresses 46% Agenda During 18th Session

ISLAMABAD, January 16, 2020: The National Assembly addressed 46 percent of its scheduled business during its 18th session that continued between January 1 and January 15, 2020. FAFEN observed low participation of lawmakers as more than fifty percent (176 out of 342) lawmakers did not participate in the proceedings. The House passed 13 government bills including three legislative proposals to amend the procedures for appointment and extension of armed forces’ chiefs and the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its session report.

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NA Addresses 23% Scheduled Agenda During 16th Session

ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2019: The National Assembly addressed 23 percent of its scheduled business during its 16th session that continued between November 7, 2019 and November 15, 2019 observes Free and Fair Election Network in its session report. Of 342 lawmakers, 118 (35 percent) including 85 men and 33 women contributed to the proceedings of the House by sponsoring various parliamentary interventions and/or contributing in the debates.

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68 Percent Lawmakers Remain Inactive During 14th NA Session

68 Percent Lawmakers Remain Inactive During 14th NA Session

11 Private Members and six Government bills introduced Parliamentary Leaders of PML and BNP-M remain absent during entire session ISLAMABAD, September 25, 2019: The National Assembly addressed 32% percent of its scheduled business during its 14th session that continued between September 13, 2019 and September 19, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its session report. Of…

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National Assembly Transacts Only 30% Scheduled Business during 10th Session

ISLAMABAD, May 14, 2019: The National Assembly of Pakistan (NA) addressed less than one third (or 30 percent) of its scheduled business during its 10th session that continued between May 24, 2019 and May 31, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its session report. Of 342 lawmakers, 73 (21 percent) including 50 men…

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National Assembly Transacts 71 Percent Agenda during 9th Session

169 lawmakers remain inactive during the proceedings Private Members’ Bill passed to increase representation to ex-FATA ISLAMABAD, May 16, 2019: The National Assembly transacted 71 percent of its scheduled business during its ninth session with 173 lawmakers participating in the proceedings. The House passed one private members’ bill to increase representation of ex-FATA in National…

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Women MPs Contribute 33 Percent Parliamentary Business during 2018-19

ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2019: Women parliamentarians maintained a track record of consistently surpassing reasonable performance expectations during the year 2018-2019 by making remarkable contributions to setting the agenda for parliamentary business, and sustaining spirited deliberations on a range of pressing matters. This has been observed in a report released by Free and Fair Election Network…

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National Assembly Addresses 62% Agenda during Eighth Session

POs Consume 62% of the Proceedings’ Time None out of the Eight Sittings Start on Time ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2019: The National Assembly did not address 38 percent of the agenda during eighth session that continued between February 20 and March 6, 2019. The House spent seven hours and 55 minutes (62 percent) on various Points of Order (POs)…

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