Sindh Assembly Transacts Entire Business

ISLAMABAD, April 24, 2017: The Sindh Assembly transacted entire business appearing on Orders of the Day, in the absence of Leader of the House on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during seventh sitting of the 32nd session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly…

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Punjab Assembly Poses Confidence in Prime Minister

Opposition Stages Walkout Against PM ISLAMABAD, April 24, 2017: The Punjab Assembly adopted a resolution on Monday to express confidence on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in the wake of Supreme Court’s decision about Panama Papers’ case, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during first sitting…

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NA Session Haunted by Quorum Issue Leaves 74% Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD:  The 41st session of the National Assembly was marked by low interest and thin attendance of lawmakers as the House witnessed multiple walk-outs, and protests by opposition parties against the Prime Minister in the wake of Supreme Court’s verdict on Panama Papers’ scandal. Five out of eight sittings had to be adjourned due to…

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Balochistan Assembly Expresses Confidence on Prime Minister

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2017: The Balochistan Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution to express full confidence on Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in the wake of Apex Court’s verdict on Panama Papers’ scandal during Friday’s sitting, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of proceedings during the only sitting of the Assembly’s…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Government Bill amid Protest

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2017: The Sindh Assembly passed the Gabmat University of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Bill, 2017 as supplementary agenda amid protest by main opposition party on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The House also adopted a resolution as well as a motion demanding resignation of the Prime…

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Balochistan Assembly Introduces ‘Zero Hour’ to Debate Public Importance Matters

Passes Government Bill, Adopts Four Resolutions in Six Sittings Office of Deputy Speaker Lying Vacant Since December 2015 ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan amended its Rules of Procedure and Privileges by introducing last half an hour of the proceedings “Zero Hour” to address matters of public importance. It also passed a…

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Incidence of violations in PS-81 by-election goes up

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2017: The by-election for the Sindh Assembly seat in Sanghar district (PS-81) witnessed high incidence of violation of laws, rules and code of conduct, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). FAFEN observers reported a total of 163 violations from 64 polling stations, averaging, 2.5 violations per polling station. This is higher…

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Senate Fails to Address Legislative Business amid Protest

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2017: The Chairman prorogued the Senate session sine die without taking up any legislative business on Friday, as the Senators belonging to the opposition parties agitated against the Prime Minister by standing up and thumping their desks in protest, observes Free and Fair Election Network. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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NA Session Prorogued amidst Protest against PM

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2017: The National Assembly session was prorogued sine die on Friday without taking up any agenda amidst opposition parties’ protest against Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, observes Free and Fair Election Network in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth sitting of National Assembly’s 41st session:  Members’ Participation The…

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Lack of Quorum Haunts NA Proceedings Again

ISLAMABAD, April 20, 2017: The seventh sitting of the National Assembly also witnessed lack of interest of lawmakers as the proceedings had to be suspended due to missing quorum on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). It was the fifth time that the sitting had to be adjourned due to lack of quorum.…

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