Balochistan Assembly Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, April 24, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly was adjourned on Tuesday due to lack of quorum with only two members present in the House at adjournment, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth sitting of the Assembly’s 51st session:  Members’ Participation  The Balochistan Assembly met for an hour and…

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FAFEN Releases First Pre-Election Long-Term Election Observation Report

ISLAMABAD, April 24, 2018: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has started pre-election long-term observation activities in 130 districts across Pakistan to assess the political environment and implementation of election-related laws, rules and regulations as part of its multi-phase observation of General Election (GE) 2018.

In its General Election 2018 Update-I being released today, FAFEN has compiled the observations recorded by its Long Term Observers (LTOs) between January 2018 to March 2018 to provide objective, unbiased and evidence-based information about the quality of electoral and political processes to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), political parties, media, civil society organizations and citizens.

The purpose of observation is to contribute to the evolution of an election process that is free, fair, transparent and accountable, in accordance with the requirements laid out in the Elections Act, 2017.Read More >>

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Sindh Assembly Leaves Private Members’ Business Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, April 24, 2018: The Sindh Assembly left the private members agenda unaddressed on Tuesday and passed an out-of-turn resolution demanding reduction in National Identity Card’s (NIC) fees, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during tenth sitting of the 39th session: Members’ Participation…

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Opposition Protests in Sindh Assembly Over Nepotism

ISLAMABAD, April 23, 2018: The opposition lawmakers protested in the Sindh Assembly on Monday against nepotism in the appointment of Excise and Taxation Inspectors, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during ninth sitting of the 39th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met…

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly on Saturday adopted two resolutions, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the Assembly’s 51st session:  Members’ Participation  The Balochistan Assembly met for two hours and five minutes. The sitting started at 1650 hours against the scheduled time of 1600 hours. A…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Four Bills, Adopts One Resolution

ISLAMABAD, April 20, 2018: The Sindh Assembly passed four government bills and adopted one resolution on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during ninth sitting of the 39th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for two hours and 19 minutes.  The…

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Balochistan Assembly Protests against Bureaucracy’s Careless Attitude towards House Business

ISLAMABAD, April 19, 2018: Treasury and opposition lawmakers lodged a joint protest in the Balochistan Assembly on Thursday against provincial bureaucracy for not taking the Assembly business seriously, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of the Assembly’s 51st session:  Members’ Participation  The Balochistan Assembly met for four hours and 12 minutes;…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Bills to Establish New Universities

ISLAMABAD, April 19, 2018: The Sindh Assembly passed three bills on Thursday providing for the establishment of universities in districts Sukkur and Shikarpur and regularize the employees of Khairpur Medical College, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during eighth sitting of the 39th…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Two Government Bills

ISLAMABAD, April 18, 2018: The Sindh Assembly passed two government bills and took up three Call Attention Notices on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during seventh sitting of the 39th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for two hours and…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Two Government Bills

ISLAMABAD, April 18, 2018: The Sindh Assembly passed two government bills and took up three Call Attention Notices on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during seventh sitting of the 39th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for two hours and…

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