Joint Sitting: Lawmakers Continue Debate on Yemen Crisis

ISLAMABAD, April 9, 2015: Starting 75 minutes behind schedule, the fourth joint sitting of the Parliament witnessed low attendance of lawmakers as the House continued the debate on the Yemen crisis, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). A total of 108 legislators (24%) were present at start of the sitting and 53 (12%) at…

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Punjab Assembly Passes 16 Bills, Adopts 10 Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2015: The Punjab Assembly passed 16 bills and adopted 10 resolutions as low attendance of lawmakers prevailed during the 12th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report based on direct observation of the assembly proceedings. The session – comprising 16 sittings – started on February 10 and ended on March 9, 2015. On average, each sitting started 72 minutes behind the schedule with 24 members (6%) present at the outset and 56 (15%) at the time of adjournment.

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, March 04, 2015: The 13th sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing session was adjourned due to lack of quorum after meeting for two hours and 17 minutes, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet on Wednesday. The sitting started 67 minutes behind the schedule with 23 legislators (6%) present at…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Arms Amendment Bill amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 16, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed a bill and adopted two resolutions as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 35 minutes behind the schedule with 17 members (11%) present at the start and 68 (40%) at the time…

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NA Session: Almost Half of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, February 13, 2015: The 18th session of the National Assembly concluded on Friday without passing any legislation and left 46% of its agenda unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report.

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, February 13, 2015: The fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 12th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum after meeting for an hour and 54 minutes, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet on Friday. The House continued to witness low attendance, with 15 (4%) members present at the…

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Punjab Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 12, 2015: The third sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing session was marked by presentation of five ordinances and low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 69 minutes behind the schedule with 26 legislators (7%) present at the start and 98 (27%) at the time of…

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Low Attendance Continues in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, February 11, 2015: Starting 55 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 12th session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Twenty legislators (5%) were present at the start of the sitting and 64 (17%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of the…

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Low Attendance Observed in Sindh Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2015: Starting 49 minutes behind the schedule, the ninth sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 18th session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Forty-three members (26%) were present at the start of the sitting and 65 (39%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of…

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