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14th National Assembly Ends with Legislative Distinction

ISLAMABAD, June 01, 2018: Despite political controversies in the past five years, the 14th National Assembly took up an unprecedented legislative agenda by approving 205 bills as compared to 134 and 51 bills passed by 13th and 12th National Assemblies during their five-year terms, respectively.

The House approved several important pieces of legislation, including five constitutional amendments during 56 sessions comprising 495 sittings, that provided for setting up military courts for an initial period of two years and their subsequent extension for another two years, reallocation of National Assembly seats among federating units on the basis of fresh census results, electoral reforms and the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Elections Act, 2017, which reformed and consolidated the erstwhile eight separate election laws of the country, also saw light of the day during the term of the 14th Assembly. Read More >>

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Four Bills During Last Sitting

ISLAMABAD, May 31, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly passed four government bills and two resolutions during its last sitting that ended five minutes after the expiry of the Assembly’s term at 0005 hours on June 1, 2018, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during…

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Lawmakers Deliver Farewell Speeches in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, May 31, 2018: The National Assembly on Thursday witnessed farewell speeches by outgoing lawmakers during last sitting of its current term (2013-18), observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are the key observations of the House proceedings during 23rd (last) sitting of the 56th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly…

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Resolution for One Month Delay in General Elections

ISLAMABAD, May 30, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution on Wednesday demanding one-month delay in the upcoming general elections, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second sitting of the Assembly’s 53rd session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly met for five hours…

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Points of Order Consume 87 % of NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, May 30, 2018: The major portion of the National Assembly’s proceedings was consumed in farewell speeches by outgoing lawmakers and debate on political as well as other issues raised through points of order on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 22nd sitting…

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NA Fails to Take up Regular Agenda due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, May 29, 2018: The National Assembly on Tuesday could not take up most of its regular agenda due to early adjournment of sitting after lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 21st sitting of the 56th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for…

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Balochistan Assembly Demands Life-time Blue Passports

ISLAMABAD, May 28, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution on Monday demanding the federal government to issue life-time blue passports to its lawmakers, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of the Assembly’s 53rd  session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly…

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Outgoing Lawmakers Deliver Farewell Speeches in Sindh Assembly

ISLAMABAD, May 28, 2018: The Sindh Assembly on Monday witnessed farewell speeches by outgoing lawmakers during last sitting of its current term (2013-18), observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 13th (last) sitting of the 40th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for…

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Quorum Issue Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, May 28, 2018: The quorum issue persisted in the National Assembly on Monday as the sitting had to be adjourned due to the presence of less than 25 percent lawmakers in the House, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the 20th sitting of the…

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KP Assembly Faces Lack of Quorum on Last Day of Its Tenure

ISLAMABAD, May 28, 2018:  The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly held last sitting of its current term (2013-18) on Monday skipping its scheduled business amidst lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during the second sitting of the 29th session: Members’…

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