Opposition Boycotts Punjab PA Proceedings to Protest Lahore Killings

ISLAMABAD, June 18, 2014: Starting two hours behind the schedule, the Punjab Assembly witnessed a walkout and a boycott by the Opposition parties to protest the killings of eight people in Lahore during the 4th sitting of 9th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Opposition staged a walkout to express dissatisfaction…

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Punjab Assembly: Opposition Protests over Lahore Casualties

Lack of Quorum leads to adjournment of sitting ISLAMABAD, June 17, 2014: The opposition in Punjab Assembly protested over the clashes and killings in Lahore on Tuesday during 3rd sitting of the 9th (Budget) session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. The Leader of the Opposition, through a point of order, requested…

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Senate Approves 133 Recommendations on Budget

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2014: The Senate unanimously approved over hundred recommendations on the Finance Bill 2014 during 9th and last sitting of its 105th session on Monday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. Through supplementary agenda, Chairperson of Standing Committee…

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Punjab Assembly: Leader of the Opposition Opens Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2014: The Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly opened debate on Budget during 2nd sitting of its 9th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Overall 24 members – 21 PML-N, and one each of PTI, PML and PPPP expressed their views on the…

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Senate Resumes Budget Debate amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2014: The Upper House resumed debate on the federal budget 2014-15 amid low attendance during 8th sitting of the its 105th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the House. The Chair had to adjourn the sitting yesterday (Thursday) after a…

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Punjab Budget Presented amid Opposition’s Protest

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2014: The Punjab Minister for Finance presented the budget in the provincial assembly amidst the protest of opposition lawmakers on Friday during first sitting of 9th session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Along with the Punjab Finance Bill, 2014, the minister also presented the Annual Budget Statement…

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Senate Budget Debate Marred By Rumpus

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2014: The tussle between treasury and the Chair marred the debate on Finance Bill during seventh sitting of the Senate’s 105th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the House. Only one lawmaker, belonging to PPPP, spoke on the budgetary…

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Six Lawmakers Debate Finance Bill in Senate

ISLAMABAD, June 11, 2014: Six Senators expressed their views on a motion to make recommendations to National Assembly on the Finance Bill, 2014 on Wednesday during sixth sitting of 105th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the House. Two lawmakers belonging to PPPP and…

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Senate: Opposition Stages Walkout against Ministers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2014: The opposition in the Upper House staged a walkout against the absence of ministers and later opened debate on the federal budget 2014-15 during the 5th sitting of its 105th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started 56 minutes behind schedule.…

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Senate Discusses Karachi, Balochistan Attacks

ISLAMABAD, June 9, 2014: The Upper House of the Parliament suspended regular agenda and discussed terrorist attacks on Karachi Airport, pilgrims’ bus in Taftan, Balochistan that consumed 81 per cent of the proceedings time during 4th sitting of the 105th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Fourteen…

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