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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Sindh Assembly: 90% Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, May 5, 2015: The Sindh Assembly left 90% of its agenda unaddressed on Tuesday as the House continued to witness low attendance, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 69 minutes behind the schedule with 38 members (23%) present at the start and 63 (38%) at the time of adjournment. The…

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Lengthy Senate Sitting Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 04, 2015: Starting at the scheduled time of 1600 hours, the Senate adopted three resolutions and concluded debate on a motion under Rule 218 regarding corruption in federal government departments during the first sitting of its 115th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The resolutions adopted by the House…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Three Bills amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 4, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed three bills amid low attendance of lawmakers on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 77 minutes behind the schedule with 49 (29%) lawmakers present at the start and 48 (28%) at the time of adjournment. The House passed the Indus University of…

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