Senate Discusses US President’s Remarks about Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, August 23, 2017: The Senate on Wednesday discussed US President’s new strategy for South Asia as well as Afghanistan and also his remarks about Pakistan, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of 266th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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Balochistan Assembly Transacts Most of the Business on Agenda   

ISLAMABAD August 22, 2017: The Balochistan Assembly transacted most of the business appearing on agenda and deferred question hour due to absence of the mover on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of the Assembly’s 43rd session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly met for…

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Senate Passes Right of Access to Information Bill 2017

ISLAMABAD, August 22, 2017: The Senate passed two government bills on Tuesday including the Right of Access to Information Bill 2017, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of 266th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and 25 minutes.…

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National Assembly Passes Elections Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD, August 22, 2017: The National Assembly unanimously passed the Elections Bill, 2017 on Tuesday during last sitting of the session, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of the tenth sitting of 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for six hours. The sitting started at…

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Senate Passes Two Bills, Refers 21 to Committees

ISLAMABAD, August 21, 2017: The Senate on Monday passed two private members’ bills and referred 21 other legislative proposals to the relevant Standing Committees after their introduction on floor of the House, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. The newly-elected PML-N and PPPP lawmakers took oath of the membership. Following…

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National Assembly Concludes Discussion on Elections Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD, August 21, 2017: The National Assembly concluded the discussion on the Elections Bill, 2017 while leaving the rest of the agenda unaddressed on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of the ninth sitting of 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for four hours…

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National Assembly Begins Debate on Elections Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD, August 18, 2017: The National Assembly began debate on the Elections Bill, 2017 while suspending the remaining agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth sitting of 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for…

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NA Passes Two Bills, Defers Debate on Elections Bill 2017

ISLAMABAD, August 17, 2017: The National Assembly on Thursday passed two bills and deferred debate on the Elections Bill, 2017, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during seventh sitting of the 44th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and 50 minutes. The sitting…

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FAFEN Urges Parliament to Address Critical Weaknesses in Elections Bill, 2017

Enhance and clarify Election Commission’s powers Provide for measures to penalize public servants and persons in service of Pakistan under corrupt practices Withdraw regressive measures to curb transparency Improve procedure and transparency in appointment of caretaker governments Increase minority representation Define regional quota for women reserved representation Take measures to dilute political monopolies ISLAMABAD, August…

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