NA Sitting Marked by Low Attendance, Joint Boycott

ISLAMABAD, February 11, 2015: Starting 25 minutes behind the schedule, the seventh sitting of the National Assembly’s 18th session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers and a joint boycott against increase in GST on petroleum products. Thirty-eight (11%) lawmakers were present at the start of the sitting and 75 (22%) at the time of…

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National Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2015: Starting 28 minutes behind the schedule, the second sitting of the National Assembly’s 18th session was marked by a debate on the recent petrol crisis amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 68 members (20%) were present at the start of the sitting and 49…

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