National Assembly Takes Up Two CANs amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 26, 2014: With the presence of 52 (15%) lawmakers at the outset and 63 (19%) at the adjournment, the National Assembly took up two calling attention notices (CANs) during its first sitting of the 16th session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet based on direct observation of…

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Sindh Assembly: 14 Bills Passed, 10 Introduced Amid Protests, Low Attendance

Islamabad, November 24, 2014: The Sindh Assembly passed 14 bills during its 15th session despite low attendance of legislators, says Free and Fair Election Network in its preliminary report based on direct observation. The session started on October 20 and ended on November 19; consuming 45 hours and 18 minutes. On average, each sitting started…

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FAFEN Urges Public Consultations on Electoral Reforms

Islamabad, November 22, 2014: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has urged the Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reforms to open its doors to broad-based public consultations to ensure that electoral reforms are meaningful, realistic and reflective of popular aspirations. FAFEN says the committee’s formation is a step in the right direction but the way…

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Sindh Assembly: Five Government Bills Passed Amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 19, 2014:  The Chair prorogued sine die the 15th session of the Sindh Assembly as the House passed five treasury-backed bills and adopted two resolutions in its 11th sitting on Wednesday despite low attendance, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). As many as 43 (26%) members were present at the start…

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Private Resolution Adopted Amidst Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 18, 2014: The Sindh Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution regarding non-Muslims amid low attendance during the 10th sitting of the ongoing 15th session on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The resolution, tabled by PML-F legislator, recommended the provincial government to act against the kidnapping of a Hindu girl Anjli…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Three Bills; Takes up Three CANs

ISLAMABAD, November 17, 2014: The Sindh Assembly passed three bills and took up three calling attention notices (CANs) during the 9th sitting of the 15th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Tabled by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, the House passed three bills including the Sindh Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2014;…

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Sindh Assembly Marked By Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 14, 2014: Starting 30 minutes behind schedule, the 8th sitting of 15th session of Sindh Assembly was marked by low attendance as only 3 MPAs were present at the start while 56 were there at the adjournment of the sitting says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). MQM lawmakers protested in the…

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Six Election Petitions Decided in October, 63 Pending

Islamabad, November 14, 2014: The election tribunals decided six cases in October 2014 bringing the total number of decided cases to 348 out of 411 (322 of 385 by the tribunals and 26 by the ECP itself) while 63 petitions are pending, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Of the decided 348 cases,…

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Sindh Assembly Adopts Resolution to Probe Reasons of Thar Drought

ISLAMABAD, November 11, 2014: The Sindh Assembly adopted a resolution urging the provincial government to form a multi-party committee to probe the causes of drought at Thar resulting the loss of lives during the 7th sitting of 15th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network. Tabled by the Leader of the Opposition, the…

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Sindh Assembly Passes 3 Bills, Takes up Four CANS

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2014: The Sindh Assembly passed three bills and took up four Calling Attention Notices (CANs) during the 6th sitting of 15th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Tabled by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs the House passed three bills including the Sindh Epidemic Diseases Bill 2014, the…

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