NA Adopts Five Resolutions, Refers Five Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, September 19, 2017: The National Assembly adopted five resolutions on Tuesday and referred as many bills to the relevant committees for further consideration, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during seventh sitting of 46th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and 41…

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Punjab Assembly Lawmakers Stay Away from House Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, September 19, 2017: The Tuesday’s sitting of the Punjab Assembly could not proceed beyond 27 minutes due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during seventh sitting of the 31st session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for 45 minutes. However,…

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Senate Defers Two-Third Agenda on Private Members’ Day

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2017: The Senate deferred more than two third agenda on Monday and debated motions under Rule 218 regarding police system and population issues in the country, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth sitting of 267th session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for four…

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Punjab Assembly Skips Agenda due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2017: The Punjab Assembly could not take up the legislative business set for Monday’s sitting due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during sixth sitting of the 31st session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for an hour…

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Fifth NA Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2017: Less interest of lawmakers in the proceedings of the National Assembly led to early adjournment of the sitting for fifth consecutive time on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for 56 minutes. The sitting…

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Illegal Canvassing, Bar on Observers Reported from NA-120

Illegal Canvassing, Bar on Observers Reported from NA-120

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2017: Though Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) managed to control illegal campaigning and canvassing around the majority of polling stations during the by-election in NA-120 Lahore-III, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) reports that its observers witnessed party camps at one-fourth and provision of transport by candidates around one-third of observed polling stations.

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Balochistan Assembly Transacts Entire Business

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan transacted entire business appearing on Orders of the Day in absence of the Speaker on Saturday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of the 44th session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly met for an hour and…

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ECP Vigilance, Violations of Code of Conduct Mark NA-120 Campaign

ECP Vigilance, Violations of Code of Conduct Mark NA-120 Campaign

ISLAMABAD September 15, 2017: Violations of Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) code of conduct by contesting parties, allegations on PML-N of use of state machinery by the opposing candidates and ECP’s continued vigilance in terms of taking notices of complaints remained the key highlights of FAFEN’s observation of competitive and intense campaign period ahead of NA-120 by-election.

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Senate Discusses Private Schools’ Fee Raise, Building Regulations

ISLAMABAD, September 15, 2017: The Senate took up two Calling Attention Notices on Friday regarding recent increase in the tuition fees of private educational institutions and violation of building regulations in Islamabad, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of 267th  session:  Members’ Participation The Senate…

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Lack of Quorum Persists in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, September 15, 2017: The fifth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 31st session was adjourned due to lack of quorum without taking up its regular business on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during the Friday’s sitting: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for…

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