Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Votes in Largest-Ever Election

Peshawar, May 31, 2015: An impressive number of voters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa turned out to elect their local council representatives on Saturday in the largest-ever electoral exercise in the province, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Although the campaign period remained peaceful to a large extent, Election Day was marked by administrative mismanagement, extremely…

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Balochistan Assembly Condemns Killing of Passengers in Mastung

ISLAMABAD, May 30, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution on Saturday to condemn the killing of 19 passengers in Mastung and express condolences with the victims’ families, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 15 minutes behind the schedule with 21 lawmakers (32%) present at the start and 22 (34%) at…

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Balochistan Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 28, 2015: Low attendance persisted in Balochistan Assembly on Thursday as the House adopted a resolution demanding an increase in the job quota for the province, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 45 minutes behind the schedule with 17 lawmakers (26%) present at the start and 19 (29%) at…

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19th Session: Sindh Assembly Passes 20 Bills, Adopts 18 Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 28, 2015: The 19th session of the Sindh Assembly was marked by low attendance of lawmakers as the House passed 20 bills and adopted 18 resolutions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session, comprising 18 sittings, started on April 6 and ended on May 21, 2015. On average, each sitting started…

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Election Tribunals Decide Five Cases in April 2015

ISLAMABAD, May 27, 2015: Only five cases were decided by the election tribunals constituted by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in April 2015 – bringing the total number of decided cases to 378 out of 411, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. Of the 378 cases, 154 have been dismissed on…

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Punjab PA Adopted 13 Resolutions, Passed Two Bills during 14th Session

ISLAMABAD, May 26, 2015: The Punjab Assembly adopted 13 resolutions and passed two bills during its 14th session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its session report based on direct observation of Punjab Assembly. A total of 14 resolutions were tabled during the session, of which, the House adopted 13 and kept one pending.…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Bill amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 25, 2015: The Punjab Assembly witnessed thin attendance on Monday as the House passed a bill and adopted a resolution to condemn the killing of two lawyers in Daska, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started one hour and 48 minutes behind the schedule with 68 members (18%) present at…

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Question Hour Deferred in Balochistan Assembly

ISLAMABAD, May 25, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly was forced to defer its question hour on Monday due to the late arrival of the Minister for Public Health Engineering, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 31 minutes behind the schedule with 17 lawmakers (26%) present at the start and 19 (29%) at…

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115th Senate Session: Marked Increase in Sittings’ Time Observed

ISLAMABAD, May 25, 2015: The 115th Senate session witnessed a marked increase in sittings’ time and a considerable decrease in lawmakers’ attendance as the House passed three government bills and adopted 13 private resolutions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session, comprising 13 sittings, started on May 4 and ended on May 20,…

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Balochistan MPs Demand Restoration of International Flights from Quetta

ISLAMABAD, May 22, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday, demanding the federal government to resume international flights from Quetta and run Boeing aircrafts on PIA flights to other parts of the country, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The issue was brought up as an adjournment motion and converted into a…

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