Low Attendance Sitting of Senate Witnesses Introduction of Bill

ISLAMABAD, October 20, 2014: Low attendance of members was witnessed during the second sitting of 108th session of the Senate as 18 senators (17%) were present at the outset and 21 (20%) at its adjournment, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). A PPPP lawmaker tabled the Members of Parliament (Powers, Immunities and Privileges)…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2014

ISLAMABAD, October 20, 2014: Starting two hours behind the schedule, the Sindh Assembly passed the Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2014 and unanimously adopted five resolutions during the first sitting of 15th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Tabled by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, the House passed the Sindh…

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Senate Felicitates Malala on Receiving Nobel Peace Prize

ISLAMABAD, October 17, 2014: The Senate unanimously adopted a resolution to congratulate child education activist Malala Yousafzai on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize during its first sitting of 108th session on Friday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The ANP Parliamentary Leader sponsored the resolution which appeared as supplementary agenda. The motion praised Malala…

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ECP Fails to Enforce Code of Conduct in NA-149 By-Poll

ISLAMABAD, October 16, 2014: Amid ongoing political strife in the country that has triggered significant political activism among the people; by-election held in NA-149 (Multan-II) on Thursday was marked by widespread violation of the ECP’s Code of Conduct. By-election was held following the resignation of PTI MNA Javed Hashmi from the National Assembly. However, Hashmi…

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Last Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, September 30, 2014: Starting 35 minutes behind scheduled time, the last sitting of 14thsession of the Balochistan Assembly witnessed low attendance of MPAs as only 15 were present at the outset while 23 were there adjournment of the sitting says Free and Fair Election Network. The Balochistan Assembly passed three bills — the Balochistan…

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Low Attendance Marks 2nd Sitting of Balochistan Assembly

ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2014: Starting 47 behind the schedule, the Balochistan Assembly witnessed low attendance of legislators as 20 were present at the start while 15 at the adjournment of the second sitting of 14th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Chief Minister and the Leader of the Opposition did not…

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14th Session of Sindh Assembly Marked By Low Interest of MPAs

ISLAMABAD, September 26, 2014: Low attendance of MPAs and protest by opposition benches against the allocation of seats in the newly made assembly hall marked the short two-sitting 14th session of the Sindh Assembly. Meeting for five hours and 29 minutes, with an average delay of 51 minutes, adopted three Resolutions condemning the division and…

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Peaceful By-election Held in Dera Ismail Khan

Islamabad, September 26, 2014: A peaceful polling process amid unlawful campaigning around certain polling stations marked the by-election held in Dera Ismail Khan on September 8, 2014. By-election was held in PK-68 following the disqualification of independent candidate Javed Akbar Khan for submitting a fake degree. The ECP set up a total of 108 polling…

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Last Sitting of 14th Session Witness Low Attendance

Session prorogued sine die ISLAMABAD, September 26, 2014: The last sitting of the 14th session of Sindh Assembly witnessed low attendance of MPAs as only 17% of the total membership was present at the outset, while 26 % were there at the adjournment of the sitting, says Free and Fair Election Network. Meeting for three…

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Two Resolutions Adopted Against Division of Sindh

ISLAMABAD, September 25, 2014: The Sindh Assembly adopted two resolutions against the division of Sindh and the creation of new administrative units in Sindh during the first sitting of 14th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The opposition legislators staged a 21-minute walkout over the scattered allotment of seats on the opposition…

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