Balochistan Assembly: Question Hour Deferred Due to Minister’s Absence

ISLAMABAD, May 11, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly could not take up any of the question on its agenda as the relevant minister was not present for the sitting on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 41 minutes behind the schedule with 17 lawmakers (26%) present at the start and 23…

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Balochistan Assembly Session Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 6, 2015: The 17th session of the Balochistan Assembly was marked by low attendance of lawmakers and the passage of three bills without referring them to the standing committees, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Bill, Adopts Resolution

ISLAMABAD, May 5, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly passed a bill and adopted a resolution during the seventh sitting of its ongoing session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House passed the Balochistan Assembly Members’ Salaries, Allowances and Privileges (Amendment) Bill 2015, which was introduced by Minister for Services and General Administration…

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Balochistan Assembly Condemns Remarks against Armed Forces

ISLAMABAD, May 2, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution on Saturday to condemn MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s recent speech against the armed forces, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Four members (one each from PML-N, JUI-F, PML and PkMAP) spoke on the resolution, which was tabled by the Home Minister, for 19…

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Balochistan Assembly Concludes Debate on Trade Route

ISLAMABAD, April 30, 2015: The 5th sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s ongoing session concluded debate on the proposed change in Kashgar-Gwadar trade route, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet on Thursday. The Chair admitted and merged two identical adjournments motions (AMs) for discussion on the subject during the first sitting…

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Balochistan Assembly: Question Hour Deferred Due to Ministers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, April 27, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly was unable to take up a bill and questions appearing on its agenda as the relevant ministers failed to show up for the sitting on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 37 minutes behind the schedule with 18 lawmakers (28%) present at the…

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POs Consume 48% of Balochistan Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, April 24, 2015: The third sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s ongoing session was marked by thin attendance of lawmakers and a major part of the proceedings’ time was consumed by points of orders (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Friday. The sitting was marked by low attendance of members as 20…

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Balochistan Assembly Debates Changes in Kashgar-Gwadar Trade Route

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2015: The second sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s ongoing session was marked by an extensive debate on proposed change in the Kashgar-Gwadar trade route, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday. The Chair had admitted and merged two identical adjournments motions (AMs) for a discussion on the subject during the…

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Balochistan Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, April 18, 2015: Starting 30 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s 17th session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Saturday. Seventeen members (26%) were present at the start of the sitting and 19 (29%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader…

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts 12 Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 17, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted 12 resolutions and took up only seven questions during the entire 16th session comprising nine sittings, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report based on direct observation of the House. Of 16 resolutions, three were not taken up while one was debated by…

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