Senate to Start Budget Discussion on Monday

Points of Order Consume 73% of the Proceedings’ Time ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2014: The Senate could not start general discussion on the fiscal budget 2014-15 on Friday, however, 12 points of order consumed 73 per cent of the proceedings’ time during 3rd sitting of the 105th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in…

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Senate Passes Five Government Bills

ISLAMABAD, June 04, 2014: The Senate of Pakistan cleared five government bills on Wednesday during second sitting of 105th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) based on direct observation of the House. The House passed the Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2014, The Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill, 2014, The Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils (Amendment)…

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Budget Presented in Senate, PM Attends Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 3, 2014: The Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization laid the Finance Bill, 2014, containing the Annual Budget Statement during the first sitting of the 105th session on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). After the 18th Constitutional Amendment, the Senate provides recommendations on the budget…

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President Addresses Joint Sitting of the Parliament

ISLAMABAD, June 2, 2014: The President of Pakistan addressed the second joint sitting of the parliament amid a boycott by four opposition parties over the Prime Minister’s failure to attend the sessions of the Senate, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

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Punjab Assembly Passes Eight Bills, Adopts Ten Resolutions amid Protests

ISLAMABAD, May 29, 2014: The Punjab Assembly witnessed an uproar in the House during the eighth session as the opposition parties protested against the treasury on various issues. The House passed eight bills and adopted ten resolutions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report issued on Thursday. The House, however, did…

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Punjab Assembly Session Prorogued; Two Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, May 28, 2014: The Punjab Assembly adopted two resolutions relating to Youm-e-Takbir and declaring the birthday of Baba Guru Nanak as a public holiday during 9th sitting of the 8th session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. The Chair, however, did not allow the Leader of the Opposition…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Four Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 27, 2014: The Punjab Assembly adopted four resolutions moved by PML-N female lawmakers, withdrew one, and deferred two others during 8th sitting of the 8th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the House. The opposition parties continued their protest over different…

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Punjab Assembly: Bill Passed amid Opposition’s Boycott

ISLAMABAD, May 26, 2014: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab passed the Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan Bill 2014 on Monday during seventh sitting of 8th session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. The opposition members boycotted the proceedings alleging that the government was barring their…

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Lack of Quorum Mars Punjab Assembly Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, May 23, 2014: The Punjab Assembly proceedings remained suspended for 57 minutes (51%) out of 112 minutes of the total time due to lack of quorum during 6th sitting of the 8th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the House. The sitting…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Three Government Bills

ISLAMABAD, May 22, 2014: The Punjab Assembly passed three bills during 5th sitting of the 8th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the House. Introduced by the Provincial Minister for Law, the House passed the Punjab Livestock Breeding Bill 2014, the Punjab Civil…

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