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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Introduction of 17 Legislations, 8 Protests Mark 15th NA Session

Prime Minister attends two sittings, Points of Order Consume 33% of Session Time ISLAMABAD, November 7, 2014: The 15th session of the National Assembly was marked by the introduction of 17 new bills, 3-day debate on the Indian aggression on the Line of Control, eight protests and low attendance of members, says the Free and…

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Senate Session Marked by 6 Walkouts; Two Ordinances Tabled

ISLAMABAD, October 31, 2014: The Senate witnessed introduction of two ordinances aimed to facilitate the conduct of local government elections, six walkouts and absence of the Prime Minister during the 108th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network in its preliminary report based on direct observation. Three legislations − a private member’s bill and two ordinances − appeared on the session’s agenda. Both ordinances − the Electoral Rolls (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 and the Delimitation of Constituencies (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 − were introduced in the House while a private member’s bill seeking to revise powers, immunities and privileges of parliamentarians was withdrawn by the mover.

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NA Session Prorogued amid Opposition’s Boycott

ISLAMABAD, October 31, 2014: The 15th session of the National Assembly was prorogued on Friday amid a boycott by the opposition lawmakers, except for MQM, over the planned privatization of OGDCL, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The opposition lawmakers attended the proceedings wearing black bands on their arms to protest the privatization…

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Opposition Stages Walkout from Senate, Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, October 30, 2014: The Senate witnessed a walkout by the opposition over the torture of OGDCL workers by Islamabad police on Thursday during the 10th sitting of 108th session which has been prorogued, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Low attendance was observed as 18 members (17%) were present at the outset,…

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NA Sitting Marked by Walkout, Boycott by Opposition

ISLAMABAD, October 30, 2014: The National Assembly witnessed a walkout and a boycott by the opposition (except for MQM) and FATA lawmakers over alleged rowdy attitude of the Interior Minister and the planned privatization of OGDCL during the 8th sitting of 15th session on Thursday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The opposition…

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Two Walkouts, Lack of Quorum Mark Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, October 29, 2014: The Senate did not take up any agenda items on the orders of the day due to two walkouts by the Opposition and the 9th sitting of 108th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Opposition staged two walkouts…

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Low Attendance NA Sitting Takes up Two CANs

ISLAMABAD, October 29, 2014: Starting 30 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly continued to witness low attendance as 55 legislators (16%) were present at the start and 63 (18%) at the adjournment of 7th sitting of 15th session on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House took up two calling…

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Senate Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, October 28, 2014: The eighth sitting of the Senate’s 108th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum leaving the entire agenda, except for question Hour, unaddressed, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Deputy Chairman presided over the sitting that began 44 minutes behind the schedule. As many as 21 Senators…

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74% Agenda Not Taken Up on Private Members’ Day in Sindh PA

ISLAMABAD, October 28, 2014: Starting 57 minutes behind schedule, the Sindh Assembly left unaddressed 74% agenda items on the orders of the day during the 5th sitting of 15th session on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). A MQM member tabled the Sindh Police Rules, 1934 (Amendment) Bill 2014 as a private…

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