NA Elects Speaker, Passes One Bill

ISLAMABAD, November 9, 2015: The National Assembly swore in the newly elected Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Monday during second sitting of its 25th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Acting Speaker administered oath to Ayaz Sadiq who won election of the Speaker by securing 268 votes against PTI candidate Shafqat Mahmood…

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Balochistan PA Adopts a Resolution, Takes up One-Fourth of Questions

Islamabad, November 06, 2015: Starting 45 minutes behind the schedule, the Balochistan Assembly adopted one resolution and took up two questions appearing on the list of business, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Friday. A joint resolution adopted by the House was about withdrawal of sales tax on coal business. On behalf of…

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NA Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 6, 2015: The National Assembly swears in four members who have won recent by-elections at the first sitting of its 25th Session, leaving the entire agenda on the Order of the Day unattended, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Acting Speaker administered oath to the newly elected lawmakers and announced the schedule for…

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85% Questions Remain Unaddressed in Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 6, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Friday did not take up 85% questions appearing on the agenda as most of the time during question hour was consumed in answering supplementary questions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 13 legislators (12%) present at the start…

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FAFEN Urges Federal Govt to Enact Right to Information Law

ISLAMABAD, November 5, 2015: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has called upon the Federal Government to extend to the citizens the constitutional Right to Information as guaranteed by Article 19-A through appropriate legislation, says a statement issued on Thursday.

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Points of Public Importance Consume 47% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 5, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Thursday was marked by thin attendance of lawmakers and a major part of the proceeding was consumed by points of public importance, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 10 legislators (9%) present at the start and 20 (19%)…

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Low Attendance Persists in Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 4, 2015: The Senate witnessed another day of low attendance during the third sitting of its 121st session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. Only 7 (6%) legislators were present at the start and 32 (31%) at the time of adjournment of the sitting. The House discussed…

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Debate on AMs Consumes 55% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 3, 2015: The Senate witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday during the second sitting of its 121st session while the House debated two adjournment motions (AM) on LNG pricing and spurious drugs for more than half of sitting’s time, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House witnessed low attendance with…

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FAFEN Proposes Corrective Measures for Upcoming LG Elections

ISLAMABAD, November 3, 2015: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has urged the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to make greater practical investments in the transparency of the electoral processes and enforcement of electoral laws and procedures in an effort to further improve the quality of upcoming phases of the Local Government elections in Sindh, Punjab and Islamabad Capital Territory, says FAFEN statement on Tuesday.

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Chairman Senate Refuses Extension in Time for Presentation of Reports

ISLAMABAD, November 2, 2015: The Chairman Senate, with the purpose to improve the performance of Senate Standing Committees, did not allow to move a motion seeking extension in time for presentation of two reports, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet on Monday. On behalf of Chairman Standing Committee on Petroleum and…

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