Sindh Assembly Witnesses Presentation of Finance Bill 2018

ISLAMABAD, May 10, 2018: The Provincial Government presented the Sindh Finance Bill, 2018 in the Assembly amid protest by the Opposition lawmakers on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of 40th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for an hour…


Lawmakers Disinterest Marks Punjab Assembly’s 35th session

ISLAMABAD, May 10, 2018: Lack of interest of provincial lawmakers in proceedings marked the 35th session of Punjab Assembly, which passed one private member’s as well as two government bills and witnessed the introduction of nine legislative proposals.

The session, comprising seven sittings, started on April 26, 2018 and concluded on May 7, 2018. The cumulative duration of the sittings was 11 hours and 27 minutes as each sitting, on average, witnessed a delay of an hour and 46 minutes from its starting time and continued for an hour and 38 minutes.

The lack of quorum persisted during the first five sittings and it was pointed out for seven times. Four sittings had to be adjourned due to the presence of less than 25% (93) lawmakers in the House while the required number was found complete twice after the customary bells were rung for five minutes. One instance was such when the quorum was found complete after suspension of the proceedings for 40 minutes.Read More >>


Senate Concludes Debate on Budget; Seeks Power to Approve Money Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 10, 2018: The Senate on Thursday concluded debate on the Federal Budget 2018-19 and discussed necessary amendment in the Constitution for authorising it to approve money bill including the finance bill, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of 9th sitting of 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate…


National Assembly: 28 Lawmakers Participate in Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, May 10, 2018: The National Assembly continued general discussion on the Annual Budget 2018-19 on Thursday and 28 lawmakers participated in debate on it,  observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the eighth sitting of the 56th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for…