Punjab Assembly Adjourned to Mourn Attack in Peshawar

ISLAMABAD, December 16, 2014: Starting two hours and 21 minutes behind schedule, the seventh sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session lasted 10 minutes and was adjourned for two days to mourn the attack on a school in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House witnessed low attendance…

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29 MPAs Debate Motion on Law and Order for 57% Session Time

ISLAMABAD, December 15, 2014: The 15th session of the Balochistan Assembly, requisitioned by the opposition benches to discuss deteriorating law and order in the province, was marked by low attendance of members, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. Twenty-nine (45% of the total membership – 65) MPAs spent almost 57%…

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Pandemonium in Balochistan Assembly over Reko Diq

ISLAMABAD, December 12, 2014: Starting 45 minutes behind the schedule, the sixth sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s 15th session on Friday witnessed pandemonium over an ANP lawmaker’s remarks against the Chief Minister and PML-N leaders, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The parliamentary leader of ANP, while quoting two anchorpersons…

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Punjab Lawmakers Demand District Bodies to Protect Parks

ISLAMABAD, December 12, 2014: Starting 54 minutes behind schedule, the sixth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session was marked by a discussion on the Parks and Horticulture Authority’s annual report for the year 2012-13, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. Nine lawmakers – six from PML-N, one each from PML…

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Low Attendance Continues in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, December 11, 2014: Starting 55 minutes behind schedule, the fifth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session witnessed low attendance as only 23 members (6%) were present at the outset and 54 (15%) at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting lasted an hour and 59…

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Low Attendance Persists in Balochistan Assembly

ISLAMABAD, December 10, 2014: Starting 50 minutes behind the schedule, the fifth sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s 15th session witnessed low attendance as 25 members (38%) were present at the start and 23 (35%) at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Seven members – two each belonging to PkMAP, PML-N, PML and…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Five Bills, Adopts Eight Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, December 10, 2014: The Sindh Assembly passed five bills and adopted eight resolutions during the second (last) sitting of its 17th session as low attendance of lawmakers prevailed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House passed five bills tabled by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and referred three…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Two Bills as Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, December 10, 2014: Starting 48 minutes behind schedule, the fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session witnessed the passage of two bills as low attendance of lawmakers persisted, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House passed the Punjab Explosives (Amendment) Bill 2014 and the Punjab Arms (Amendment)…

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Low Attendance Sitting Debates Law and Order

ISLAMABAD, December 9, 2014: Starting 58 minutes behind the schedule, the fourth sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s 15th session witnessed low attendance as 32 members (49%) were present at the start and 25 at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Five members – four belonging to NP and one from PkMAP –…

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Low Attendance Marks Sindh Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, December 9, 2014: Starting 93 minutes behind the schedule, the first sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s 17th session was marked by low attendance as 49 members (30% of the total membership) were present at the start and 63 (38%) were there at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). All six starred…

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