Senate Passes 21st Constitution Amendment, Army Act Amendment

ISLAMABAD, January 6, 2015: Starting 83 minutes behind the schedule, the 12th (last) sitting of the Senate’s 109th session witnessed the passage of the 21st Constitution Amendment Bill 2015 and the Pakistan Army Amendment Bill 2015, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Fifty-two members (50%) were present at the start…

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Punjab Assembly Session Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 6, 2015: The Punjab Assembly’s 11th session was marked by the passage of six bills and adoption of 15 resolutions amid low attendance, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House failed to take up the complete agenda on Orders of the Day, with points of order interrupting regular proceedings. The session…

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National Assembly Passes 21st Amendment, Army Act Amendment Bills Unopposed

ISLAMABAD, January 6, 2015: The National Assembly passed the 21st Constitution Amendment Bill 2015 and the Pakistan Army Amendment Bill 2015 during the fifth sitting of the 17th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House passed the Constitution (Twenty-first Amendment) Bill 2015 with 247 votes as no member voted against…

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National Assembly Discusses 21st Constitution Amendment Bill

ISLAMABAD, January 5, 2015: Starting an hour and five minutes behind the schedule, the fourth sitting of the National Assembly’s 17th session on Monday was marked by a debate on the 21st Constitution Amendment Bill, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights introduced the…

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Senate: 75% of the Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, January 5, 2015: Starting 26 minutes behind the schedule, the 11th sitting of the Senate’s 109th session left 75% of the agenda unaddressed on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House did not take up four motions under Rules 218 regarding progress on development projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Civil Services Reforms…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Local Government Bill Amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 5, 2015: Starting an hour and two minutes behind schedule, the last (16th) sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session witnessed the passage of Punjab Local Government (Third Amendment) Bill 2014, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House continued to witness low attendance with only 27 (7%) legislators…

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21st Amendment Bill, Pak Army Amendment Bill Tabled in NA

ISLAMABAD, January 3, 2015: Starting 58 minutes behind schedule, the third sitting of the National Assembly’s 17th session witnessed the introduction of two major legislations, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights introduced the Twenty-First Amendment Bill 2015 to amend the Constitution and…

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National Assembly Continues Debate on Peshawar Attack

ISLAMABAD, January 2, 2015: Starting 40 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of the National Assembly’s 17th session witnessed continuation of the debate on the terrorist attack in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 70 lawmakers (21%) were present at the start of the sitting and 38 (11%) at the time of…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 2, 2015:  Starting 15 minutes behind the schedule, the 10th sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Friday continued a debate on the Presidential address to the Parliament amid low attendance, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Four lawmakers – one each belonging to PkMAP, PPPP MQM and PML-N – spoke in…

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Punjab Assembly: Lack of Quorum Leads to Adjournment of Sitting

ISLAMABAD, January 2, 2015: Starting 47 minutes behind schedule, the 15th sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing 11th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum after meeting for two hours and 27 minutes, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. PPPP lawmaker pointed out the quorum at 1139 hours, following which…

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