KP Assembly Adopts Three Resolutions amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, October 6, 2015: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly adopted three resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers during the 64th sitting of 15th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at the scheduled time of 1500 hours with 18 lawmakers (15%) present at the start and 40 (32%) at…

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NA Budget Session Marked by Low Attendance, Multiple Walkouts

Prime Minister attends 5% of the session 161 lawmakers participate in budget debate ISLAMABAD, June 26, 2015: The 23rd session of the National Assembly was marked by the passage of the Finance Bill 2015 and adoption of three resolutions, including one to extend the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 for 120 days, amid multiple walkouts…

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115th Senate Session: Marked Increase in Sittings’ Time Observed

ISLAMABAD, May 25, 2015: The 115th Senate session witnessed a marked increase in sittings’ time and a considerable decrease in lawmakers’ attendance as the House passed three government bills and adopted 13 private resolutions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session, comprising 13 sittings, started on May 4 and ended on May 20,…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2015: The Senate continued to witness low attendance on Tuesday as 20 lawmakers (19%) were present at the start of the sitting and 32 (31%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Four lawmakers discussed the annual report on the observance and implementation of the federation’s principles…

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Balochistan Assembly Session Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 6, 2015: The 17th session of the Balochistan Assembly was marked by low attendance of lawmakers and the passage of three bills without referring them to the standing committees, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

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POs Consume Half of National Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, April 29, 2015: The last sitting of National Assembly’s 21st session was marked by thin attendance and nearly half of the proceedings’ time being consumed by points of order (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 45 minutes behind the schedule with 81 lawmakers (24%) present at the start and…

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Senate Sets Precedent for Punctuality

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2015: The 114th session of the Senate witnessed a marked improvement in parliamentary business as the House strictly followed the schedule and witnessed a considerable decrease in misuse of points of order (POs). The session, comprising seven sittings, started on April 6 and concluded on April 20, 2015 – with all the sittings starting on time.

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