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Bills introduced by female lawmakers face a different fate than those introduced by male lawmakers: FAFEN report

Only 12% female-sponsored resolutions adopted as compared to 45% male-sponsored resolutions

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March 9, 2019


Two BJP lawmakers fight each other with fists and shoes

Incident took place during a meeting to review development projects

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March 6, 2019


Watch: MNAs pray in protest during a National Assembly session

They were praying to protest not being allowed to speak in the session

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March 6, 2019


ECP suspends membership of Fawad Chaudhry, Ahsan Iqbal and 330 other lawmakers

They failed to submit their asset details

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January 16, 2019


Kuwait jails 13 lawmakers, activists for storming parliament

Kuwait’s top court on Sunday sentenced two serving opposition lawmakers and six former legislators to 42 months in jail after convicting them of storming parliament and assaulting police in 2011. The Supreme Court sentenced five opposition activists to the same term for the same offences, according to the ruling seen by AFP. The nighttime storming…

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July 8, 2018


Why are South Punjab electables leaving PML-N?

With the departure of four more lawmakers on Wednesday, the total number of electables who have left the PML-N to join ‘Junoobi Punjab Sooba Mahaz’ has reached 42. SAMAA’s Multan bureau chief Aamir Iqbal explains the political situation in South Punjab after the emergence of a new political front against the ruling party.

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April 25, 2018


D-Day for Facebook, Zuckerberg before skeptical lawmakers

WASHINGTON: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg was set for a fiery face-off on Capitol Hill Tuesday as he attempts to quell a firestorm over privacy and security lapses at the social network that have angered lawmakers and the site’s two billion users. Zuckerberg, making his first formal appearance at a Congressional hearing, will seek to allay…

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April 10, 2018


Two MQM lawmakers jump ship to PSP

KARACHI: Two MQM lawmakers Naheed Begum and Naila Munir on Wednesday left MQM-P to join Mustafa Kamal’s Pak Sarzameen Party. PSP chief Mustafa Kamal welcomed the two into the party during a press conference. “We don’t have any personal enmity with the MQM-P,” he said. “I’m just concerned for the youth of my nation.” “The…

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March 28, 2018


Balochistan lawmakers to launch new party in two to three days: Senator Kakar

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan government spokesman Senator Anwar ul Haq Kakar announced that a new political party would be formed by the disgruntled PML-N and PML-Q lawmakers in two to three days. “God willing, we will launch the party in two to three days. We will initially set up an interim council and summon a meeting of general…

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March 26, 2018


Women parliamentarians continue to prove their worth

Women parliamentarians have turned out far better than their male counterparts in business of the house. The female lawmakers proved themselves better performers when it comes to attendance and house participation in resolutions and questions. Women excelled in agenda items too as they tabled 31 bills and 36 resolutions. Know more about their performance as…

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March 8, 2018


Here’s what lawmakers have to say about MQM infighting

KARACHI: MQM is clearly going through a crisis. Everyone wants to be the leader, it seems. In such times, listen to what other parliamentarians have to say about the party infighting:

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February 12, 2018


Pakistani lawmakers hit back at Donald Trump

ISLAMABAD: Lawmakers from government and opposition parties spoke in one voice against US President Donald Trump’s vicious tweet against Pakistan.  Minutes after Trump’s tweet, Asad Umar, Nafisa Shah, Jan Achakzai, Shafqat Mahmood, Ali Raza Abidi, Shireen Mazari, Sherry Rehman and other politicians took to popular social media platforms to voice their anger at the US…

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January 1, 2018


This app made by Peshawar’s youth helps you keep an eye on elected representatives

NEWS DESK: Do you want to keep track of what the lawmakers, who you voted for, have been up to since coming into power? The youth of Peshawar have designed an app for the very purpose. Watch this report:

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August 15, 2017


Russia backs bill to strip ‘terrorists’ of citizenship

MOSCOW: Russian MPs on Wednesday passed a law to strip naturalised citizens of passports for offences classed as “terrorism” following a deadly April suicide bombing in the Saint Petersburg metro. The lower house of parliament passed the bill in its final third reading. It now goes through the senate and to President Vladimir Putin for…

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July 19, 2017


Lawmakers on Uber, Careem ban

Watch views of National Assembly members about a proposed ban on Uber and Careem taxi services over noncompliance of legal requirements.

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February 1, 2017


Punjab lawmakers form cross-party caucus on health

Lahore: More than twenty members of Punjab Assembly have formed a cross party Parliamentary Caucus on Health to respond to health related issues of the people of the province. The announcement was made at the conclusion of provincial consultation on health which also had a significant representation of district councils across the province. The consultative…

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January 25, 2017


Only 25 lawmakers attend NA session today

A 57-point agenda was dispensed with in no time in today’s private day at National Assembly despite the fact that only 25 out of 432 members of the house were present. Watch this report.

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September 6, 2016


Pakistan lawmakers seek hefty pay raise, more perks

Members of the Parliament have demanded that their salaries should be brought at par with the maximum remuneration given to a federal secretary in grade 22, as well as enhancing the allowances and medical facilities available to members. In Thursday, National Assembly session, lawmakers asked that their current salary be raised from around Rs36,000 to…

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May 20, 2016


Sumera murder: Sindh lawmakers seek severe punishment

Sindh lawmakers on Friday joined calls for awarding strong punishment to the man held for killing his 17-year-old sister in Karachi in the name of honor. The girl was hacked to death by her brother after he saw her talking on phone. The suspect showed no remorse and justified his actions. Watch what lawmakers have…

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April 29, 2016


Do lawmakers know when Zarb-e-Azb began?

The members of the Parliament who harp on the ‘same Zarb-e-Azb’ string days in and days out, have perhaps forgot some essential piece of information about this great counterterrorism offensive. Be impressed with great ‘impressive knowledge’ of these lawmakers. Do not forget to leave your comments here.

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December 17, 2015


MQM lawmakers to attend NA session Friday

ISLAMABAD: Three days after their return to Senate, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) lawmakers on Thursday filed applications in the National Assembly to rejoin Parliament’s lower house, Samaa reported. According to our correspondent, 22 out of 24 MQM MNAs filed applications today, seeking withdrawal of their resignations they tendered in August for reservations over Rangers…

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November 5, 2015