National Assembly: Seven Bills Introduced, Two Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, May 6, 2014: The National Assembly witnessed the introduction of seven private members’ bills during the second sitting of its 11th session on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The private members’ bills include the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2014 (Amendment in Article 37), the Suppression of Terrorist Activities (Special Courts) (Amendment)…

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Federal Judicial Academy (Amend) Ordinance laid in NA

MQM lawmakers staged walkout against target killings ISLAMABAD, May 5, 2014: The Federal Judicial Academy (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 was laid in the National Assembly during first sitting of 11th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Starting an hour and 30 minutes behind schedule, the proceedings deliberated upon motion…

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Sindh Assembly Completes 100 Sittings

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, May 5, 2014: The 12th session of the Sindh Assembly was prorogued on Monday after achieving the benchmark of completing 100 sittings during the ongoing parliamentary year, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The House held post budget (2013-14) review discussion which was concluded by the Chief…

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Balochistan Assembly Discusses Law and Order

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, May 2, 2014: The Balochistan Assembly discussed prevailing law and order in the province with a focus to introducing reforms in the Levies force during last and 6th sitting of its 9th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Nineteen lawmakers – PML-N (6), PkMAP,…

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Sindh Assembly Adopts Resolution against MQM Workers’ Killing

ISLAMABAD, May 2, 2014: The Sindh Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday condemning the killings of four MQM workers in Karachi and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits during 18th sitting of the 12th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. A total of seven members – MQM (5)…

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FAFEN workshop emphasizes need for data journalism

ISLAMABAD, May 1, 2014: Pakistani media and civil society have joined hands to make joint efforts for a transparent, accountable and accessible Parliament as a prerequisite for responsive legislative governance and consolidation of democracy in the country, says a press release issued on Thursday.  Under a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Press Club (NPC),…

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Balochistan PA Adopts Resolution to Condemn Criticism on National Institutions

ISLAMABAD, April 30, 2014: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution condemning unwarranted criticism on the important national and defense institutions, besides demanding transparent probe into the assassination attempt on senior anchorperson Hamid Mir during 5th sitting of its 9th session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. While PML-N…

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Sindh Assembly Holds Post Budget Review Discussion

ISLAMABAD, April 30, 2014: The Sindh Assembly held post budget (2013-14) review discussion and passed a resolution demanding provincial cabinet to approve Sindh Home Based Workers Policy 2014 during 17th sitting of the 12th session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. A total of 15 members – MQM…

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Sindh Assembly Adopts Resolution Against Load-Shedding

ISLAMABAD, April 29, 2014: The Sindh Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution condemning the load-shedding in the province, while the PML-N lawmakers didn’t take part in it and left the House during 16th sitting of the 12th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Tabled by Minister for Education, the…

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Balochistan PA Discusses Measures to Protect Wildlife

ISLAMABAD, April 28 2014: The Balochistan Assembly discussed priorities of the government with regard to preservation of forest and protection of wildlife in the province during 4th sitting of its 9th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Fourteen legislators -PkMAP (8), PML-N and NP (two each) and…

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