Third Joint Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, April 8, 2015: The third sitting of the Parliament’s joint session witnessed low attendance of lawmakers as the House continued to discuss the security situation in the wake of the crisis in Yemen, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. The sitting started 35 minutes behind the schedule with 71 (16%) lawmakers…

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Joint Sitting of Parliament Continues Debate on Yemen crisis

ISLAMABAD, April 7, 2015: Starting 41 minutes behind schedule, the Joint Session of the Parliament continued debate on Yemen Crisis during its second sitting on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). A total of ten legislators –three from PPPP  and one each of PML-N (Prime Minister), BNP, JI, ANP, PML, PML-Z and…

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Sindh Assembly Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, April 7, 2015: The Sindh Assembly adopted three resolutions during the second sitting of its ongoing 19th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 39 minutes behind the schedule with 42 members (25%) present at the start and 52 (31%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of…

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Joint Sitting of Parliament Discusses Yemen crisis

ISLAMABAD, April 6, 2015: Starting 45 minutes behind the schedule, the joint session of the Parliament debated the security situation arising out due to the crisis in Yemen during its first sitting on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Adopting a motion sponsored by the Minister for Defence, the House debated the…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Three Bills

ISLAMABAD, April 6, 2015: The Punjab Assembly passed three bills and concluded pre-budget discussion during the last and 7th sitting of its 13th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. The sitting started two hours and eighteen minutes behind the schedule with 49 lawmakers (13%) present at the start and 73 (20%)…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Bill on Commission on Status of Women

ISLAMABAD, April 6, 2015: The first sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 19th session saw the passage of Sindh Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2015 and witnessed introduction of Sindh Coastal Authority (amendment) Bill 2015 and Sindh Finance (amendment) Bill 2015 on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House also witnessed…

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Senate Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, April 6, 2015: Marked by low attendance of lawmakers, the Senate left the entire agenda listed on the Orders of the Day unaddressed during the first sitting of the Senate’s 114th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. With the exception of PTI, parliamentary leaders of all parties were present…

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Question Hour Suspended in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, April 3, 2015: The Punjab Assembly suspended the question hour due to the absence of the Home Department’s secretary on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 74 minutes behind the schedule with 14 lawmakers (4%) present at the start and 70 (19%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader…

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Parliamentary Leaders Absent in Punjab Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, April 2, 2015: The Punjab Assembly continued to witness low attendance on Thursday as 14 (4%) lawmakers were present at the start and 20 (5%) at the end of the fifth sitting of the ongoing 13th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The quorum was visibly lacking during the entire sitting. However,…

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Punjab Assembly Continues Pre-Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, April 1, 2015: The Punjab Assembly continued its pre-budget debate during the fourth sitting of its 13th session, giving lawmakers an opportunity to express their priorities for the upcoming provincial budget, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. The sitting started 48 minutes behind the schedule with 17 lawmakers (5%) present at…

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