Balochistan Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 16, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution on Saturday, urging the government to remove unnecessary check posts that obstruct the transport of goods in the province, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 34 minutes behind the schedule with 20 lawmakers (31%) present at the start and 19 (29%)…

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Punjab Assembly Condoles Tragedies in Naltar, Karachi

ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2015: The Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Friday as the House unanimously adopted two resolutions to lament the tragedies in Naltar and Karachi, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 79 minutes behind the schedule with 48 lawmakers (13%) present at the start and 20 (5%)…

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Sindh Assembly Condemns Karachi Bus Attack

ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2015: The Sindh Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday to condemn the sectarian attack at Safoora Chowk in Karachi that killed nearly 45 people belonging to the Ismaili community earlier this week, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House deferred the pre-budget debate to discuss the resolution as the session…

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Two Bills Introduced in Senate

ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2015: The Senate continued to witness low attendance on Friday as two bills and as many ordinances were presented during the sitting, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started as per schedule with 13 (12%) senators present at the start and 30 (29%) at the time of adjournment. The…

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Balochistan Assembly Adjourned to Mourn Safora Incident

ISLAMABAD, May 14, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly met for one of its shortest sittings on Thursday when the Deputy Speaker announced adjournment to express grief over the loss of innocent lives in the wake of terrorist attack on a bus in Karachi the previous day, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started…

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Low Attendance Persists in Senate

ISLAMABAD, May 14, 2015: The Senate continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time of 1000 hours with 12 (11%) lawmakers present at the start and 48 (46%) at the time of adjournment. The House discussed three various issues raised…

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Senate Condemns Attack on Ismaili Community in Karachi

ISLAMABAD, May 13, 2015: The Senate adopted a resolution to condemn the attack on the Ismaili community on Wednesday that killed at least 43 people and injured several others, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The resolution was tabled by a PPPP senator and passed unanimously by the House. The lawmakers also offered prayers…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2015: The Senate continued to witness low attendance on Tuesday as 20 lawmakers (19%) were present at the start of the sitting and 32 (31%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Four lawmakers discussed the annual report on the observance and implementation of the federation’s principles…

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Sindh Assembly Starts Pre-Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2015: The Sindh Assembly started its pre-budget debate on Tuesday, giving lawmakers an opportunity to express their priorities for the upcoming provincial budget, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 50 minutes behind the schedule with 35 lawmakers (21%) present at the start and 48 (29%) at the time…

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Senate Leaves 60% Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, May 11, 2015: The Upper House of the Parliament left 60% of its agenda unaddressed on Monday as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 18 legislators (17%) present at the start and 26 (25%) at the…

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