Punjab Assembly: Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, May 21, 2015: The fifth sitting of the Punjab Assembly was adjourned without completing its agenda due to missing quorum on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 48 minutes behind the schedule with 14 members present at the start and 75 at the time of adjournment. The Chief Minister…

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Sindh Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 21, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed a government bill on Thursday as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 68 minutes behind the schedule with 20 members present at the start and 63 at the time of adjournment. The Chief Minister…

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Senate Passes Gas Cess Bill amid Protest

ISLAMABAD, May 20, 2015: The Senate passed the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess Bill 2015 amid protest by the opposition parties here on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Nineteen lawmakers- PPPP (5), MQM (3), PTI, PkMAP, NP, ANP (2 each), PML, BNP-A (one each) and an Independent lawmaker-participated in…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Three Bills amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 20, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed three government bills on Wednesday as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 68 minutes behind the schedule with 22 members present at the start and 49 at the time of adjournment. The Chief Minister…

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Punjab Assembly: Opposition Irked by Ministers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, May 20, 2015: The Punjab Assembly witnessed a walkout and suspension of proceedings due to the absence of provincial ministers on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 32 minutes behind the schedule with 13 (4%) members present at the start and 72 (19%) at the time of adjournment. The…

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Balochistan Assembly Debates Law and Order

ISLAMABAD, May 19, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly took up two adjournment motions and discussed law and order in the province during the 4th sitting of its ongoing 18th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. The first adjournment motion (AM) was regarding the attack on an adviser to…

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Sindh Assembly Greets Zimbabwean Cricket Team

ISLAMABAD, May 19, 2015: The Sindh Assembly during 16th sitting of its ongoing session on Tuesday adopted a resolution to greet the Zimbabwean cricket team on its historic visit to Pakistan, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The cricket team of Zimbabwe is visiting Lahore after a gap of six…

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NA Passes Gas Infrastructure Development Cess Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 19, 2015: The National Assembly passed the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess Bill 2014 amid massive protest by the opposition parties on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House incorporated four amendments proposed by PPPP – the only opposition party which did not oppose the passage of the bill sponsored by…

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Points of Order Consume 82% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, May 19, 2015: The Senate continued to witness thin attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday as a major part of the sitting was consumed by points of order (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 13 lawmakers were present at the start of the sitting and 28 at the time of adjournment. The…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Ten Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 19, 2015: The Punjab Assembly adopted ten resolutions on Tuesday as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 52 minutes behind the schedule with 31 (8%) members present at the start and 42 (11%) at the time of adjournment. The Chief…

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