NA: (NA passes six bills amidst persisting low attendance)

ISLAMABAD: With 18 (5%) lawmakers present at the outset and 29 (8%) at the time of adjournment, the National Assembly took up 90 percent agenda during 13th sitting of its ongoing 24th session on Wednesday.

According to Daily Factsheet of Free and Fair Election Network, the low attendance sitting passed six bills including the Electoral Rolls (Amendment) Bill 2015; the Delimitation of Constituencies (Amendment) Bill 2015; the Safeguard Measures (Amendment) Bill 2015; the Countervailing Duties Bill 2015; the Anti-Dumping Duties Bill 2015 and the National Tariff Commission Bill 2015.

The House took up two Calling Attention Notices (CANs) regarding six-fold increase on collection over per acre wheat by the Evacuee Trust Property Board and denial of due share of daily generation for PESCO.

The House witnessed presentation of Standing Committee’s Report on Finance regarding the State Bank of Pakistan (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and periodic reports of three standing committees.

The House did not discuss a Motion of Thanks to express gratitude to the President of Pakistan for his address to the joint session on June 4, 2015 while a Motion under Rule 259 regarding deaths in Sindh and other areas due to heat wave was also not taken up.

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