National Assembly Begins Debate on Elections Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD, August 18, 2017: The National Assembly began debate on the Elections Bill, 2017 while suspending the remaining agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth sitting of 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for…

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NA Passes Two Bills, Defers Debate on Elections Bill 2017

ISLAMABAD, August 17, 2017: The National Assembly on Thursday passed two bills and deferred debate on the Elections Bill, 2017, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during seventh sitting of the 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and 50 minutes. The sitting…

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FAFEN Review and Recommendations on Elections Bill 2017

FAFEN Review and Recommendations on Elections Bill 2017

Enhance and clarify Election Commission’s powers Provide for measures to penalize public servants and persons in service of Pakistan under corrupt practices Withdraw regressive measures to curb transparency Improve procedure and transparency in appointment of caretaker governments Increase minority representation Define regional quota for women reserved representation Take measures to dilute political monopolies ISLAMABAD, August…

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FAFEN Urges Parliament to Address Critical Weaknesses in Elections Bill, 2017

Enhance and clarify Election Commission’s powers Provide for measures to penalize public servants and persons in service of Pakistan under corrupt practices Withdraw regressive measures to curb transparency Improve procedure and transparency in appointment of caretaker governments Increase minority representation Define regional quota for women reserved representation Take measures to dilute political monopolies ISLAMABAD, August…

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Young MPs Sponsor 51 Legislative Proposals during 4th Parliamentary Year

ISLAMABAD, August 11, 2017: The young lawmakers in the National Assembly actively participated in the House business by sponsoring 51 legislative proposals, 19 resolutions, 57 Calling Attention Notices (CANs), and asking 545 questions for the oversight of the government during fourth parliamentary year. In connection with the International Youth Day, the Free and Fair Election…

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FAFEN Calls for Establishment of Sindh Information Commission

ISLAMABAD, August 10, 2017: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has urged the Provincial Government of Sindh to establish the Sindh Information Commission at the earliest as four months have lapsed since the enactment of the Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Act 2016. FAFEN, in a statement released on Thursday, stated that under…

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National Assembly Sitting Adjourned for a Week

ISLAMABAD, August 10, 2017: The sixth sitting of the National Assembly was adjourned for a week on Thursday due to lack of quorum, leaving its scheduled business unaddressed, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of the National Assembly’s 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for…

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Requisitioned Senate Session Discusses Corruption and Accountability

ISLAMABAD, August 9, 2017: The Senate held a discussion on a Motion under Rule 218 regarding corruption and accountability on Wednesday during the first sitting of the session requisitioned by the opposition, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. The newly-elected PML-N lawmaker from Balochistan took oath of the membership. Following…

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National Assembly Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, August 9, 2017: The National Assembly could not address its business on Wednesday due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for 32 minutes of which the sitting remained suspended…

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