Data about the bills discussed within national parliament as well as votings on bills (not to mix with passed national law). Data on bills must be available for the current legislation period. Open data on the law-making process is crucial for parliamentary transparency: What does a bill text say and how does it change over time? Who introduces a bill? Who votes for and against it? Where is a bill discussed next, so the public can participate in debates? This data category draws on work by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Declaration of Parliamentary Openness.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2
|Downloadable at once||No|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||HTML, PDF|
|findable_steps||Searched on google|
|Collected by government||Yes|
|collector_name||National Assembly of Pakistan|
|characteristics||Content of bill, Author of bill, Transcripts of debates on bill, Status of bill|
|location||http://www.na.gov.pk/en/debates.php - Debates, http://www.na.gov.pk/en/bills.php?type=1 - Gov't bills introduced, http://www.na.gov.pk/en/bills.php?type=2 - Private members' bills introduced, http://www.na.gov.pk/en/bills.php?status=pass - Bills passed|
Pakistan's bills are available here: Govt' bills introduced, http://www.na.gov.pk/en/bills.php?type=1, and Private members' bills introduced, http://www.na.gov.pk/en/bills.php?type=2. The title and date are available in HTML, while the content and author are available to view and download in PDF format. I have modified the original submission (by Nouman Nazim, and reviewed by Brenna Slawich) to account for the availability of this data, and to correct the openness of the data. A selection of debates are included here, http://www.na.gov.pk/en/debates.php, available in PDF format. Bills that have been passed are listed here, http://www.na.gov.pk/en/bills.php?status=pass.