Punjab Assembly Begins Pre-Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, March 17, 2014: The provincial minister for Finance initiated pre-budget debate in the Punjab Assembly on Monday during 7th sitting of the ongoing 7th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The pre-budget discussion continued for seven minutes.

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KP Assembly Passes Tibb & Homeopathic Employees Bill

ISLAMABAD, March 14, 2014: The Provincial Assembly passed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tibb & Homeopathic Employees (Regularization of Services) Bill, 2014, during third sitting of its ongoing 11th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet.

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Punjab Assembly Sitting Marked By Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 14, 2014: The Punjab Assembly visibly lacked quorum during sixth sitting of the ongoing 7th session on Friday, however, it was not pointed out by any of the legislators, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.

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Six Bills Introduced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2014: The government laid six bills in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Thursday during second sitting of its ongoing 11th session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. A PTI lawmaker introduced all the six bills, including the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Medical Transplantation Regulatory Authority Bill, 2014, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Surrender of Illicit Arms Bill, 2014, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Private Partnership Bill, 2014,

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Punjab Assembly Passes Three Bills Amidst Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2014: The Punjab Assembly passed three bills amidst low attendance on Thursday during the fifth sitting of 7th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The House considered the bills clause by clause and passed them with majority vote. The bills passed include the Punjab Development of Cities (Amendment) Bill, 2014, the Lahore Garrison University Bill, 2014 and the Punjab Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2013.

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2013 General Election: Key Findings

FAFEN observed polling processes at a maximum of 38,274 polling stations and 31,337 polling booths spanning over 263 National Assembly constituencies as a part of its election day observations. The exercise yielded observations of a total 71,397 irregularities and violations in the day’s proceedings. These observations were recorded on standardized observation checklists designed to document…

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Lack of Quorum Mars Punjab Assembly Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2014: The lawmakers in the Punjab Assembly pointed out quorum for three times and the sitting had to be adjourned after the third headcount on Wednesday during the fourth sitting of 7th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Three lawmakers, two belonging to PTI and one to PML, pointed out the quorum thrice during the sitting. The bells were rung for five minutes each. On the first two occasions, the House resumed its proceedings

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KPK Assembly: Two Ordinances Laid and a Bill Introduced

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2014: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly witnessed introduction of two ordinances and a bill on Tuesday during the first sitting of its 11th Session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. The parliamentary secretary for communication and works laid the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Restriction of Rented Buildings (Security) Ordinance, 2014 and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hotels Restriction (security)

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Senate Completes 11th Parliamentary Year

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2014: The Senate, on the last day of its 11th Parliamentary year, witnessed the introduction of a bill seeking amendment to Federal Public Service Commission Ordinance (FPSC), 1977 during 10th sitting of its 102nd session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings.

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Five Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2014: The Punjab Assembly adopted five resolutions on Tuesday during the third sitting of 7th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Three of these resolutions were sponsored by PML-N lawmakers and two by PTI legislators. The House rejected another resolution of PTI lawmaker by 77 votes to 20 votes.

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