Opposition Continues Boycott of Budget Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, June 2, 2017: The National Assembly on Friday resumed the general discussion on Budget 2017-2018 amid walkout of the opposition parties for not airing their budget speeches on the state-run television, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during seventh sitting of the 43rd session: Members’…

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President Addresses Parliament Amidst Opposition’s Protest

ISLAMABAD, June 1, 2017: The President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain addressed both Houses of the Parliament assembled together on beginning of the fifth and parliamentary year of the National Assembly amidst opposition’s protest against the government on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Article 56 (3) of the Constitution requires the President…

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NA Resumes Budget Discussion amid Opposition’s Boycott

ISLAMABAD, May 31, 2017: The National Assembly resumed general discussion on Budget 2017-2018 amid boycott of the opposition parties for not telecasting their speech on Pakistan Television, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet on Wednesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth sitting of the 43rd session: Members’ Participation The National…

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Budget Discussion Continues in NA Amidst Opposition’s Protest

ISLAMABAD, May 30, 2017: Six lawmakers participated in the general discussion on the Budget 2017-2018 in the National Assembly while the opposition parties again walked out over speeches’ telecast issue on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 43rd…

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NA Begins Budget Debate amidst Opposition’s Protest

ISLAMABAD, May 26, 2017: The National Assembly, on Monday, began the general discussion on the Budget 2017-2018 while the opposition parties protested against government’s refusal to telecast the discussion live, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of the 43rd session: Members’…

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Government Introduces Finance Bill, 2017 in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, May 26, 2017: The federal government presented the Finance Bill, 2017 in the National Assembly on Friday along with the Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2016-17 and Excess Demands for Grants for financial years 1998-99 and 2003-04, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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NA Passes Companies Bill, 2017, Refers Three Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, May 24, 2017: The National Assembly approved the amendments made in the Companies Bill, 2017 by the Senate and referred three bills to the relevant standing committees on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 43rd session: Members’ Participation…

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National Assembly Condoles Death of PkMAP Lawmaker

ISLAMABAD, May 23, 2017: The National Assembly did not take up its regular business on Tuesday to express condolence over the demise of PkMAP lawmaker Abdul Rahim Mandokhail, who passed away a couple of days ago, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting…

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NA Takes Up Government and Private Members’ Bills, Suspends Question Hour

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2017: The National Assembly addressed regular and supplementary legislative business of the government and private lawmakers while suspending Question Hour on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. The session was prorogued afterwards amidst lack of quorum. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth (last) sitting of…

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NA Passes Two Government Bills, Takes Up CANs

ISLAMABAD, May 17, 2017: The National Assembly addressed its entire agenda including consideration and passage of two government bills on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of the 42nd session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and…

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