Balochistan Assembly: Question Hour Deferred Due to Minister’s Absence

ISLAMABAD, May 11, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly could not take up any of the question on its agenda as the relevant minister was not present for the sitting on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 41 minutes behind the schedule with 17 lawmakers (26%) present at the start and 23…

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Sindh Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 11, 2015: The Sindh Assembly witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Monday as the House discussed a report on budget expenditures and utilization during the third quarter of the current fiscal year, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 69 minutes behind the schedule with 38 lawmakers (23%) present at…

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Sindh Assembly Passes LG (Second Amendment) Bill 2015

ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed the Sindh Local Government (Second Amendment) Bill 2015 during 11th sitting of its ongoing session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 40 minutes behind the schedule with 35 (21%) lawmakers present at the start and 44 (26%) at the time of…

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PK-95 By-Election: Candidates Collude to Bar Women from Voting

ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2015: As many as 47,282 women were barred from voting in the by-election to the provincial assembly seat PK-95 (Lower Dir-II) on Thursday under a tacit understanding among contesting candidates, says a preliminary observation report released by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Friday. The candidates had reached a verbal agreement…

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Senate Seeks Report on Arrest of KPK Workers

ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2015: Starting at its scheduled time, the Senate discussed an adjournment motion (AM) regarding arrest and lodging of FIR against Workers of Welfare Board, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, who were protesting at Korang Road, Islamabad, against their dismissal from service, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Four lawmakers- ANP (2) and one each…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Thursday was marked by low attendance of lawmakers and a major chunk of the time being consumed by points of order (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 15 legislators (14%) were present at the start of the sitting and 28 (27%) at the time…

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Balochistan Assembly Session Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 6, 2015: The 17th session of the Balochistan Assembly was marked by low attendance of lawmakers and the passage of three bills without referring them to the standing committees, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

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Senate Adopts Two Resolutions, Discusses Delay in Water Project

ISLAMABAD, May 6, 2015: The Senate adopted two resolutions and discussed the delay in execution of the Karachi Water Supply Project (K-4) during its sitting on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 18 legislators (17%) present at the start and 31 (30%) at the time…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Bill, Adopts Resolution

ISLAMABAD, May 5, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly passed a bill and adopted a resolution during the seventh sitting of its ongoing session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House passed the Balochistan Assembly Members’ Salaries, Allowances and Privileges (Amendment) Bill 2015, which was introduced by Minister for Services and General Administration…

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Senate: Question Hour Suspended due to Ministers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, May 5, 2015: The Senate was forced to suspend its question hour due to ministerial absence on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time of 1500 hours with 21 legislators (20%) present at the start and 38 (37%) at the time of adjournment. Thirty-six POs consumed…

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