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Parliament Files November 29, 2014

NA completes 67 out of 131 working days

NA completes 67 out of 131 working days

ISLAMABAD: The Lower House of the Parliament has completed 67 working days of its second parliamentary year. According to the tentative schedule on the National Assembly’s website, the year will…

30 CANs moved in Sindh Assembly

30 CANs moved in Sindh Assembly

ISLAMABAD: A total of 30 calling attention notices (CANs) were moved by lawmakers in the Sindh Assembly during the 15th session that ended on November 19. CANs are a tool…

National Assembly: Lack of quorum marks third sitting

National Assembly: Lack of quorum marks third sitting

ISLAMABAD: The third sitting of the National Assembly’s ongoing session on Friday witnessed low attendance of members as 39 lawmakers (11%) were present at the outset and 48 (14%) at…

No penalty for lawmakers disrupting assembly proceedings

No penalty for lawmakers disrupting assembly proceedings

ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers are required to comply with a certain standard of behavior in the Parliament all over the world. However, although the current rules that govern the national and provincial…

162 MNAs show no interest in executive oversight

162 MNAs show no interest in executive oversight

ISLAMABAD: Although the incumbent National Assembly appears to be more active in conducting executive oversight, nearly half of the lawmakers have not contributed at all during the question hours held…

The Parliament of Belize

The Parliament of Belize

The National Assembly of Belize is a bicameral legislature comprising the House of Representatives with 31 members elected by universal suffrage and the Senate with 12 members appointed by the…

Syed Muhammad Asghar, NA-188

Syed Muhammad Asghar, NA-188

Syed Muhammad Asghar was elected as an MNA from NA-188 as an independent candidate in the 2013 General Elections and later joined the PML-N. He was previously elected as an…

Parliament Files November 28, 2014

Q&A: Govt more attentive to senators’ queries

Q&A: Govt more attentive to senators’ queries

Islamabad: It appears that the government ministers take senators more seriously compared to their counterparts in the National Assembly, at least during the question hour. FAFEN’s data suggests that the…

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