Points of Order Consumed 65% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 14, 2015: The Senate witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Monday during the first sitting of its 119th session as major part of the sitting was consumed by Points of Order (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 28 lawmakers (27%) were present at the start of the sitting and 29…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Five Resolutions amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, September 8, 2015: The Punjab Assembly adopted five resolutions during last sitting of 16th session on Tuesday as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 35 minutes behind the schedule with 12 (3%) members present at the start and 40 (11%) at…

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Punjab Assembly: Lack of Quorum Leads to Adjournment of Sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 7, 2015: Starting two hours and nine minutes behind schedule, the ninth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing 16th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum after meeting for an hour and nine minutes, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. An Independent lawmaker pointed out the quorum at…

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Punjab Assembly: Question Hour Deferred due to Secretary’s Absence

ISLAMABAD, September 4, 2015: The Punjab Assembly could not take up any of the 34 questions appearing on its agenda as Secretary Health was not present for the sitting on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House continued to witness low attendance with only 10 (3%) legislators present at the start and…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, September 3, 2015: Starting an hour and 41 minutes behind schedule, seventh sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing 16th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum after meeting for an hour and 47 minutes, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. PTI lawmaker pointed out the quorum at 1323 hours,…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Suspended due to Secretary’s Absence

ISLAMABAD, September 2, 2015: The sixth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing 16th session had to be suspended for 22 minutes due to absence of Secretary Schools Education Department during the question hour, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. As per Chairs’ ruling, presence of relevant Secretary as well as Minister…

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Punjab Assembly: Half of Sitting’s Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, September 1, 2015: The fifth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing 16th session started 87 minutes behind the schedule and left half the agenda unaddressed due to movers’ absence, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House continued to witness low attendance as only 37 legislators (10%) were present at…

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Low Attendance Persists in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, August 31, 2015: Fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing 16th session continued to be marked by low attendance – with 17 (5%) legislators present at the start and 30 (8%) at the time of adjournment on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Quorum was visibly lacking at…

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Lack of Quorum Marks Punjab Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, August 28, 2015: Starting 74 minutes behind the schedule, the Punjab Assembly continued to witness low attendance as only 29 legislators (8%) were present at the start and 80 (22%) at the adjournment of the third sitting of the ongoing 16th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet.…

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FAFEN Launches Campaign to Open Up Electoral Reforms’ Committee

ISLAMABAD, August 27, 2015: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has launched a public campaign to open up the proceedings of the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms for greater transparency and ownership of the citizens, says a press release issued on Thursday. FAFEN has urged the Speaker of the National Assembly to direct the Parliamentary…

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