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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National Assembly Sitting Marked by Opposition’s Walkouts

ISLAMABAD, January 1, 2015: Starting 20 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of the National Assembly’s 17th session on Thursday witnessed a number of walkouts by opposition lawmakers against the absence of ministers and the government’s decision to increase GST on petroleum products, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 35 lawmakers (10%) were…

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Senate Witnesses Walkout over Increase in GST on Petroleum Products

ISLAMABAD, January 1, 2015: Starting 34 minutes behind the schedule, the ninth sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Thursday witnessed a walkout by opposition lawmakers against increase in General Sales Tax (GST) on petroleum products, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House took up a calling attention notice…

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Senate: PM Winds Up Debate on Attack at APS Peshawar

ISLAMABAD, December 31, 2014: Starting 30 minutes behind the schedule, the eighth sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Wednesday witnessed conclusion of debate on terrorist attack in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The Prime Minister concluded discussion during his 22-minute speech while three senators expressed their views…

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