Balochistan Assembly Condemns Attack on Afghan Seminary

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution on Tuesday to condemn airstrikes on a religious seminary in Kunduz in Afghanistan, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first sitting of the Assembly’s 51th session:  Members’ Participation  The Balochistan Assembly met for two hours and 58 minutes. The sitting started…

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Senate Observes the Constitution Day

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2018: The Senate observed its Constitution Day on Tuesday and discussed the theme on “Enhancement of Role and Powers of Senate of Pakistan; to protect the rights of the Federating Units”, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second…

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National Assembly Condoles Death of PPPP Lawmaker

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2018: The National Assembly did not take up its regular business on Tuesday to express condolence over the demise of PPPP lawmaker Muhammad Ayaz Soomro who passed away last month, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of the 55th…

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Sindh Assembly Takes Up Private Members’ Agenda

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2018: The Sindh Assembly adopts four resolutions on Tuesday while leaving two-thirds private members’ business unaddressed, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of the 39th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for three hours and 52…

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Equality of Vote Compromised in 92 PA Constituencies

Equality of Vote Compromised in 92 PA Constituencies

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2018: Examination of the recently issued preliminary report of draft proposals for the delimitation of constituencies reveals that adherence to the principle of equality of vote – a key principle for ensuring equitable political representation – is compromised in 92 proposed Provincial Assembly (PA) constituencies, including 26 in Balochistan, 22 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 21 in Punjab, and 23 in Sindh. These proposed constituencies deviate by more than 10% from their respective provincial average population per PA constituency; exceeding the ordinarily permissible variation range of 10% established by the law.

Of 92 PA constituencies, 72 constituencies have been suggested with a variation rate between 11% and 20%, nine constituencies have variation between 21% and 30%, seven constituencies have a higher degree of variation between 31% and 40%, three constituencies have a variation between 41% and 50% while in case of one Balochistan PA constituency, this variation is exorbitantly higher than 50%.

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