NA Addresses 23% Scheduled Agenda During 16th Session

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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. The active lawmakers belonged to BNP-M, BAP, MMAP, MQM, PML-N, PPPP and PTI. On the other hand, 223 (65 percent) lawmakers including 187 men and 36 women did not participate in the proceedings throughout the session.

The overall business including regular and supplementary agenda brought before the House during 16th session comprised 113 legislative proposals, 17 resolutions, 21 Standing Committees’ Reports, 12 amendments to the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in National Assembly 2007, six Calling Attention Notices (CANs), five Motions under Rule 259, discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President for his annual address to the Parliament and a motion under Rule 87 regarding eradication of polio from the country.

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