Balochistan PA: 95% Questions Left Unaddressed During 20th Session

Points of Order consume 33% of session time Speaker’s seat lying vacant for three months ISLAMABAD, August 24, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted nine resolutions and left 95% questions unaddressed amid low interest of lawmakers during the 20th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report based on direct observation of…

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Balochistan PA: Points of Order Consume Two-Fifth of Last Sitting

ISLAMABAD, August 18, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly could not take up any of the questions on its agenda due to ministerial absence and consumed 40% of last sitting’s time on points of order, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday. The sitting started 88 minutes behind the schedule with 26 lawmakers (40%) present…

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Balochistan PA: Two Resolutions Adopted, Four Bills Introduced

ISLAMABAD, August 15, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly witnessed adoption of two resolutions and introduction of four bills during the fourth sitting of its 20th session on Saturday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting started 90 minutes behind the schedule with 22 lawmakers (34%) present at the start and…

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

ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly could not take up any of the questions on its agenda as the relevant minister was not present for the sitting on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House passed two bills which included the Balochistan Hotels Restriction (Security) Bill 2015, and the Balochistan Rented…

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Balochistan PA: Two Bills Introduced, Three Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, August 10, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly witnessed introduction of two bills and adoption of three resolutions during the second sitting of its 20th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 52 minutes behind the schedule with 26 lawmakers (40%) present at the start and 13 (20%) at the…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes the Balochistan Forensic Science Agency Bill

ISLAMABAD, August 7, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly passed the Balochistan Forensic Science Agency Bill 2015 during the first sitting of its 20th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 20 minutes behind the schedule with 30 lawmakers (46%) present at the start and 31 (48%) at the time of…

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Balochistan PA: 58% MPs remain inactive during budget debate

ISLAMABAD, June 29, 2015: The 19th session of the Balochistan Assembly was marked by passage of the Finance Bill, 2015 and low interest of lawmakers in the budget debate, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Thirty-eight out of the total 65 lawmakers did not contribute to the budget debate. Six of them were female…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Two Bills; Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2015: The sixth and last sitting of Balochistan Assembly’s 19th session was marked by thin attendance as more than half (63%) of the proceedings time was consumed by points of order (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Thirty lawmakers (46%) were present at the start of…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Finance Bill, Approves 54 Demands for Grants

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly passed the Balochistan Finance Bill 2015 and approved 54 demands for grants for various government departments on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Thirty-five members (54% of the total membership) were present at the start of the sitting and 38 (58%) at the time of adjournment.…

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Balochistan Assembly Concludes Debate on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2015: The Advisor to Chief Minister on Finance concluded debate on the Provincial Budget 2015-2016 amid low attendance of lawmakers during the 4th sitting of 19th session on Monday, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started 48 minutes behind the schedule with 26 members (40% of…

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