Punjab Assembly Continues Debate on Annual Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2015: The Punjab Assembly continued to debate the annual budget on Tuesday amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 74 minutes behind the schedule with 30 members (8% of the total membership) present at the start and 13 (4%) at the time of adjournment.…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2015: The Senate witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday as the House continued its debate on the annual budget statement for the fiscal year 2015-16, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Eighteen members (17%) were present at the start of the sitting and 15 (14%) at the time of adjournment.…

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NA Adopts Resolution to Extend Pakistan Army (Amendment) Ordinance

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2015: The National Assembly adopted a resolution on Monday to extend the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 for a period of 120 days, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Twenty-six members (8% of the membership) were present at the start of the sitting and 33 (10%) at the time of adjournment.…

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Budget Debate Starts in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2015: The Punjab Assembly commenced the debate on the provincial budget 2015-16 on Monday as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 82 minutes behind the schedule with 37 members (10% of the total membership) present at the start and…

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Senate Continues Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2015: The Senate continued to debate the Finance Bill 2015 on Monday as the House witnessed low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Fourteen members (13%) were present at the start of the sitting and 30 (29%) at the time of adjournment. Six lawmakers – two from PML-N,…

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Sindh Assembly: Finance Bill Presented amid Protests, Walkouts

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2015: The Sindh Assembly witnessed the presentation of the provincial budget for the upcoming financial year amid protest and walkouts on Saturday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 89 minutes behind the schedule with 86 members present at the start and 98 at the time of adjournment. The…

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20 Lawmakers Discuss Budget in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2015: Twenty lawmakers participated in the debate on Federal Budget 2015-16 during 6th sitting of the 23rd session of Lower House on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The National Assembly continued witnessing thin attendance of legislators as the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader and the Finance Minister did not attend the sitting.

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Punjab Assembly: Provincial Budget Presented amid Opposition’s Protest

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2015: The Punjab Assembly witnessed the presentation of the provincial budget for the upcoming financial year on Friday amid strong protest by the opposition parties, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 90 minutes behind the schedule with 230 members (62% of the total membership) present at the start…

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Senate Continues Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, June 12 2015: The Senate continued debate on a motion to make recommendations to the National Assembly on Finance Bill, 2015 during 6th sitting of 116th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Seven lawmakers, including two from PTI, followed by one each of PML-N, PPPP, JUI-F,…

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Budget Debate Consumes 75 % of NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 11, 2015: The National Assembly continued to witness thin attendance of lawmakers on Thursday as a major part of the sitting was consumed in debate on the Federal Budget 2015-16, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Tabled by Minister for Finance, the House passed a resolution to condemn the Indian Prime Minister’s statement against Pakistan.

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