Balochistan Assembly Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, January 7, 2017: The Balochistan Assembly adopted two resolutions and consumed 38% of the proceedings time on Points of Order, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Saturday. Following are key observations of the second sitting of 36th session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly met for two hours and five minutes. The sitting started…

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Points of Order Dominate Balochistan Assembly’s Proceedings

Question Hour not observed due to absence of mover ISLAMABAD, January 6, 2017: The Balochistan Assembly did not observe Question Hour due to absence of mover while Points of Order consumed 60% of the proceedings time, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Friday. Following are key observations of the first proceedings of 36th session:…

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Balochistan PA: Role of Standing Committees Remain Weak in Legislative Process

No Private Member’s Bill Introduced in 10th Balochistan Assembly Governance Issues Top Priority in Legislation The committees in the Parliamentary democracies are considered as eyes and ears of the legislature. Their role is important to oversee and monitor the working of various ministries of the government and much of the House business is handled through…

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Balochistan Lawmakers Demand Blue Passport, Residential Lodges

ISLAMABAD, November 12, 2016: The Balochistan Assembly adopted two resolutions in the absence of Chief Minister on Saturday, urging the government to provide blue passports to the provincial lawmakers and build residential lodges for them, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during last (5th)…

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Balochistan Speaker Appreciates FAFEN’s Efforts to Regulate Assembly Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, November 11, 2016: Speaker of the Balochistan Assembly Ms. Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani has appreciated the efforts of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) for parliamentary reforms that are aimed at improving the performance of elected institutions in their basic functions of legislation and executive oversight. At a meeting with FAFEN’s team at…

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Four Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2016: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan adopted four resolutions on various issues on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly met for two hours and 59 minutes. The sitting started…

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Balochistan PA Passes Child Protection Bill

Amendment moved to include ‘Zero Hour’ in Rules    ISLAMABAD, November 7, 2016: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan on Monday passed the Balochistan Child Protection Bill, 2015 and discussed the measures taken by security agencies after terrorist attack on the Police Training Center, Quetta, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following…

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Balochistan Assembly Calls for Setting up Health, Education Commissions  

ISLAMABAD, November 4, 2016: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan unanimously adopted two resolutions urging the government to establish health and education commissions for province on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly met…

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FAFEN Lauds Balochistan Assembly’s Move to Amend Rules of Procedure

ISLAMABAD, November 3, 2016: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has welcomed the Balochistan government’s initiative to amend the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of the Balochistan Assembly, which provides for the Calling Attention Notices. Currently, Balochistan is the only province where assembly rules do not permit the Members of the Provincial Assembly…

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Balochistan Assembly Takes Step to Amend Rules of Procedure

ISLAMABAD, November 2, 2016: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan transacted its entire business and referred an amendment to the Rules of Procedure of Assembly regarding insertion of new section of Calling Attention Notice to the relevant standing committee on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of…

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