National Assembly Approves Revival of Military Courts

ISLAMABAD, March 25, 2017: The National Assembly approved the amendments in the Constitution as well as the Pakistan Army Act paving the way for revival of military courts during its 40th session that spanned over 13 sittings. The Assembly also legislated on registration of Hindu marriages, regulation and facilitation of public private partnership, setting up…

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Low Attendance, Delay in Sittings Mark Punjab Assembly’s 27th Session

ISLAMABAD, March 22, 2017: The Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance throughout 27th session with the Chief Minister staying away from the proceedings for the consecutive fifth session. Among other important parliamentary figures, the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker and the Leader of the Opposition attended nine, three and six out of 11 sittings, respectively. On average, 87…

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NA Passes Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill, 2017

Session Prorogued Sine Die ISLAMABAD, March 22, 2017: The National Assembly on Wednesday passed two government bills, including the Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill, 2017, before the session was prorogued sine die, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 11th sitting of the 40th session: Members’…

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Senate Approves Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill

Postpones Vote on 28th Constitutional Amendment Bill Prime Minister Attends Sitting After Almost Two Years ISLAMABAD, March 22, 2017: The Senate on Wednesday passed the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and postponed approval of 28th Constitutional amendment bill due to lack of required votes, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Prime…

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NA Passes Military Courts Legislation with Majority Vote

ISLAMABAD, March 21, 2017: The National Assembly (NA) passed two government bills, including a Constitutional Amendment Bill relating to the revival of military courts and adopted a resolution to set up a parliamentary committee for the oversight of these courts, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations…

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Senate Takes Up Entire Agenda; Discusses Haqqani Issue

ISLAMABAD, March 21, 2017: The Senate on Tuesday took up the entire regular agenda and discussed the article of former ambassador to the United States for providing facilitation to CIA agents, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 12th sitting of the 260th…

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National Assembly Debates Constitutional Amendment on Military Courts

ISLAMABAD, March 20, 2017: The National Assembly debated the Constitutional Amendment Bill relating to military courts on Monday while deferring its consideration and passage for a later sitting, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 11th sitting of the 40th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly…

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Senate Adopts Two Resolutions, Discusses PSB Role in Promoting Sports

ISLAMABAD, March 20, 2017: The Senate on Monday adopted two resolutions and discussed the role of Pakistan Sports Board in promotion of sports, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 11th sitting of the 260th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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Punjab Assembly Prorogued Amid Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, March 20, 2017: The Punjab Assembly’s session was prorogued sine die on Monday amid lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 11th and last sitting of 27th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for an hour and 52 minutes, while the…

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Treasury-Opposition Confrontation Leads to Adjournment of NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 17, 2017: The exchange of hot words between the treasury and the opposition benches ultimately led to the adjournment of National Assembly sitting on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 10th sitting of the 40th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met…

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