Sindh Assembly Concludes Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2015: The Sindh Assembly concluded its budget debate for the fiscal year 2015-16 on Wednesday as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 40 minutes behind the schedule with 32 members (19% of the total membership) present at the start…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Finance Bill, Approves 54 Demands for Grants

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly passed the Balochistan Finance Bill 2015 and approved 54 demands for grants for various government departments on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Thirty-five members (54% of the total membership) were present at the start of the sitting and 38 (58%) at the time of adjournment.…

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National Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2015: The National Assembly witnessed low attendance on Wednesday as the House held a discussion on the ongoing energy crisis in the country and its resulting effects on the lives of people, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 29 minutes behind the schedule with 26 lawmakers (8% of…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Six Bills, Adopts Resolution

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2015: The Punjab Assembly passed six bills (including the Punjab Finance Bill 2015) and adopted a resolution to commend the federal government’s efforts in minimizing load shedding in the country on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers as 73 members (20% of…

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Finance Bill Passed amid Opposition’s Walkout

ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2015: The National Assembly passed the Finance Bill 2015 amid opposition’s walkout during 13th sitting of the 23rd session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. After the passage of Finance Bill, 2015, the Minister for Finance spoke for 17 minutes. The House also approved 110…

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Punjab Assembly Rejects Cut Motions, Approves 42 Demands for Grants

ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2015: The Punjab Assembly approved 42 demands for grants on Tuesday and rejected cut motions related to the police and agriculture departments, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, with only 10 members (3% of the membership) present at the start of the…

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Sindh Assembly Mourns Death of Hundreds in Karachi Heatwave

ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2015: The Sindh Assembly suspended its regular agenda on Tuesday to mourn the death of hundreds of citizens in a deadly heatwave in Karachi and other parts of the province, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 102 minutes behind the schedule with 76 members (45%) present at the…

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Balochistan Assembly Concludes Debate on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2015: The Advisor to Chief Minister on Finance concluded debate on the Provincial Budget 2015-2016 amid low attendance of lawmakers during the 4th sitting of 19th session on Monday, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started 48 minutes behind the schedule with 26 members (40% of…

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Punjab Assembly Rejects Cut Motion on Education Department

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2015: The Punjab Assembly rejected a cut motion related to the Education Department that was jointly moved by the opposition parties on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, with 17 members (5%) present at the start of the sitting and 64…

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Nine Lawmakers Debate Sindh Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2015: The Sindh Assembly continued discussion on the Provincial Budget 2015-16 on Monday, as nine lawmakers took part in it for 191 minutes (69% of the proceedings’ time), reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started 70 minutes behind the schedule with 24 members (14%) present…

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