Sindh Assembly Addresses Govt Bills and CANs

ISLAMABAD, April 12, 2018: The Sindh Assembly passed a government bill on Tuesday and addressed Calling Attention Notices (CANs) concerning Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of the 39th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met…

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Opposition Walks Out from Senate against Tax-Amnesty Ordinances

ISLAMABAD, April 12, 2018: The Opposition walked out from the Senate proceedings on Thursday to protest against the presentation of the ordinances promulgated to give effect to tax amnesty scheme announced by the Prime Minister last week, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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NA Suspends Procedure to Pass Anti-Human Trafficking Bill

ISLAMABAD, April 12, 2018: The National Assembly suspended the regular legislative procedure on Thursday to pass the Prevention of Smuggling of Migrants Bill, 2018, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of the 55th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three…

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Senate Condemns Attack on Afghan Seminary, Refers Six Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, April 11, 2018: The Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution to condemn airstrikes on a religious seminary in Kunduz in Afghanistan and also referred six government bills to relevant committees after their introduction, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the third sitting…

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Tax-related Ordinances Laid in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, April 11, 2018: The National Assembly, on Wednesday, witnessed the presentation of three presidential ordinances promulgated to give effect to the tax amnesty scheme announced by the Prime Minister last week, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 55th session:…

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Balochistan Assembly Condemns Attack on Afghan Seminary

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution on Tuesday to condemn airstrikes on a religious seminary in Kunduz in Afghanistan, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first sitting of the Assembly’s 51th session:  Members’ Participation  The Balochistan Assembly met for two hours and 58 minutes. The sitting started…

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Senate Observes the Constitution Day

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2018: The Senate observed its Constitution Day on Tuesday and discussed the theme on “Enhancement of Role and Powers of Senate of Pakistan; to protect the rights of the Federating Units”, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second…

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National Assembly Condoles Death of PPPP Lawmaker

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2018: The National Assembly did not take up its regular business on Tuesday to express condolence over the demise of PPPP lawmaker Muhammad Ayaz Soomro who passed away last month, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of the 55th…

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Sindh Assembly Takes Up Private Members’ Agenda

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2018: The Sindh Assembly adopts four resolutions on Tuesday while leaving two-thirds private members’ business unaddressed, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of the 39th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for three hours and 52…

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Equality of Vote Compromised in 92 PA Constituencies

Equality of Vote Compromised in 92 PA Constituencies

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2018: Examination of the recently issued preliminary report of draft proposals for the delimitation of constituencies reveals that adherence to the principle of equality of vote – a key principle for ensuring equitable political representation – is compromised in 92 proposed Provincial Assembly (PA) constituencies, including 26 in Balochistan, 22 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), 21 in Punjab, and 23 in Sindh. These proposed constituencies deviate by more than 10% from their respective provincial average population per PA constituency; exceeding the ordinarily permissible variation range of 10% established by the law.

Of 92 PA constituencies, 72 constituencies have been suggested with a variation rate between 11% and 20%, nine constituencies have variation between 21% and 30%, seven constituencies have a higher degree of variation between 31% and 40%, three constituencies have a variation between 41% and 50% while in case of one Balochistan PA constituency, this variation is exorbitantly higher than 50%.

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