Sindh Assembly Passes Government Bill, Discusses Karachi Issues

ISLAMABAD, November 17, 2017: The Sindh Assembly passed the Sindh Occupational Safety and Health Bill, 2017 on Friday and took up five Calling Attention Notices (CANs) highlighting governance issues in Karachi, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 11th sitting of the 36th session:…

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Senate Approves Amendment in Elections Act, 2017

ISLAMABAD, November 17, 2017: The Senate passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2017 that seeks to insert a new clause in the Elections Act, 2017 regarding status of Ahmadis, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its DailyFactsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of first sitting of 270th session: Members’ Participation The…

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National Assembly Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, November 17, 2017: The National Assembly was adjourned on Friday due to lack of quorum amidst absence of the Leaders of the House and the Opposition, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 49th session: Members’ Participation The National…

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NA Passes Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017

ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2017: The National Assembly passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 on Thursday providing for reallocation of the House seats among federating units, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of the 49th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met…

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FAFEN Cautions against Deviations from Constitutional Framework

Constitutional (Amendment) Bill, 2017 All federating units must be allocated seats on basis of their population Calls for due diligence in the usage of provisional census results for delimitation ISLAMABAD, November 14, 2017: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has expressed serious concerns over the ongoing efforts to amend the 1973 Constitution seeking deviation from…

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Sindh Assembly Adopts Three Private Members’ Resolutions

 ISLAMABAD, November 14, 2017: The Sindh Assembly on Tuesday adopted three Private Members’ resolutions and witnessed the introduction of prohibition of Gutka and Mainpuri bill, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 10th sitting of the 36th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met…

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Sindh Assembly Recommends Lifting Student Union Ban

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2017: The Sindh Assembly adopted a PPPP lawmaker’s resolution recommending the government to lift ban on student unions, Observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during ninth sitting of the 36th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for two…

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269th Senate Session: Six Bills, 16 Resolutions Passed

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2017: The Senate passed six legislative bills and adopted 16 resolutions during the 269th session that continued between October 23, 2017 and November 10, 2017. The session comprising 15 sittings was the longest session of the ongoing (15th) parliamentary year of the Senate. With an average of 12% Senators present at the…

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Sindh Assembly Adjourned without Taking Up Agenda

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2017: The Sindh Assembly’s sitting was adjourned on Friday without transacting its scheduled business in the honor of Chehlum Imam Hussain, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during eighth sitting of the 36th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for…

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Senate Prorogued Amidst Ministerial Absence

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2017: The Chairman of the Senate announced prorogation of the 269th session on Friday without taking up the scheduled business due to absence of the concerned ministers, observes Free and Fair Election Network in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 15th sitting of Senate’s 269th session:  Members’ Participation The…

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