Sindh Assembly Passes Finance Bill 2015

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed the Finance Bill 2015 amid walkout by the opposition members during the last sitting of 20th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started 122 minutes behind the schedule with 44 members (26%) present at the start and 66…

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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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National Assembly Continues Debate on Energy Crisis

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2015: The National Assembly continued to debate the ongoing energy crisis in the country on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 12 minutes behind the schedule with 18 lawmakers (5% of the total membership) present at the start and 107 (31%) at the time of adjournment. The…

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Punjab Assembly Discusses Supplementary Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2015: The Punjab Assembly held a discussion on the supplementary budget 2014-15 amid low attendance of lawmakers on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 56 minutes behind the schedule with 20 members (5%) present at the start and 60 (16%) at the time of adjournment. The Chief…

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Sindh Assembly Concludes Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2015: The Sindh Assembly concluded its budget debate for the fiscal year 2015-16 on Wednesday as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 40 minutes behind the schedule with 32 members (19% of the total membership) present at the start…

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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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National Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2015: The National Assembly witnessed low attendance on Wednesday as the House held a discussion on the ongoing energy crisis in the country and its resulting effects on the lives of people, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 29 minutes behind the schedule with 26 lawmakers (8% of…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Six Bills, Adopts Resolution

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2015: The Punjab Assembly passed six bills (including the Punjab Finance Bill 2015) and adopted a resolution to commend the federal government’s efforts in minimizing load shedding in the country on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers as 73 members (20% of…

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Finance Bill Passed amid Opposition’s Walkout

ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2015: The National Assembly passed the Finance Bill 2015 amid opposition’s walkout during 13th sitting of the 23rd session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. After the passage of Finance Bill, 2015, the Minister for Finance spoke for 17 minutes. The House also approved 110…

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Punjab Assembly Rejects Cut Motions, Approves 42 Demands for Grants

ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2015: The Punjab Assembly approved 42 demands for grants on Tuesday and rejected cut motions related to the police and agriculture departments, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, with only 10 members (3% of the membership) present at the start of the…

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