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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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 16, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted two resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers during 9th (last) sitting of its 16th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting started 30 minutes behind the schedule with 14 lawmakers (22%) present at the start and 22 (34%)…

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Balochistan Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted four resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 55 minutes behind the schedule with 15 lawmakers (23%) present at the start and 24 (37%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of the House attended the…

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Balochistan PA Winds Up Debate on Law and Order

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly winded up debate on law and order during 7th sitting of its ongoing 16th session on Tuesday and passed a resolution to carry out necessary legislation for printing and publication of laws from private persons, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting…

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Balochistan Assembly Discusses Law and Order

ISLAMABAD, March 09, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly discussed law and order in the province during the 6th sitting of its ongoing 16th session and passed a bill relating to printing and recording of the Holy Quran amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting started…

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Balochistan Assembly for Shifting Sui Southern Office to Quetta

ISLAMABAD, March 6, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday during the 5th sitting of its ongoing 16th session for shifting the head offices of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) from Karachi to Quetta, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting started 68 minutes behind the schedule…

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

ISLAMABAD, March 3, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly failed to take up any of the questions appearing on its agenda as the relevant minister did not show up for the sitting on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 61 minutes behind the schedule with 20 lawmakers (31%) present at the start…

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