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National Assembly: 59% Lawmakers Contribute to Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly witnessed participation of 59% lawmakers in the debate on Finance Bill, 2020 during budget session held between June 5 and June 30, 2020, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report. Read more

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...

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.

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.

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.

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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