KP Assembly: One Bill Passed, Four Bills Introduced

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2014:  The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly passed one bill and witnessed the introduction of four bills during the seventh sitting of 12th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Introduced by a JI lawmaker, the House passed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Regularization of Services of Adhoc Lecturer Bill 2014.…

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Senate: One Bill Passed, Four Bills Introduced

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2014: The Senate passed one bill and witnessed the introduction of four bills during the first sitting of its 104th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Introduced by a MQM lawmaker, the House passed a private member bill – the Pakistan Penal Code (Amendment) Bill 2014 –…

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FAFEN Unfolds Reforms for Transparent and Accountable Election System

ISLAMABAD: The Free and Fair Election Network has released (FAFEN) its preliminary recommendations for wide-ranging electoral reforms geared towards achieving a transparent and accountable election system that can ensure equal representation of citizens and strengthen democracy in Pakistan. FAFENā€™s recommendations are based on the observation of general and by-elections from 2007 to date and address…

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FAFEN Calls for Immediate Political Dialogue on Electoral Reforms

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2014: Urging political parties and parliamentarians to immediately initiate a political dialogue on wide-ranging reforms to improve the election system, the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) calls for complete authority to the Election Commission over the electoral officials and processes as a prerequisite for free, fair and transparent elections. In a…

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National Assembly: Rigging Allegations Consume 47% of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2014: The debate on PTI’s election rigging allegations consumed 47 percent of the proceedings time mostly on points of order during the 5th sitting of 11th National Assembly session on Friday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Starting 21 minutes behind schedule, the Lower House met for two hours and…

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KP Assembly Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2014:  The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly adopted two separate resolutions demanding the federal government take steps for release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and release of pension arrears of industrial workers during the sixth sitting of 12th session on Thursday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Tabled by a JUI-F female…

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Sindh Assembly Restricts Under Age Marriage, Passes Three Other Bills

ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2014: The Sindh Assembly passed four bills, adopted 28 resolutions and held a post-budget debate during the longest-ever session which witnessed 19 sittings, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. Out of the seven bills introduced, the House passed three government and one private members’ bill. Two…

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NA: Two CANs Taken Up, Debate on Law & Order Continues

Islamabad, May 8, 2014: The National Assembly took up two calling attention notices (CANs) and continued debate on the law and order situation in the country during the fourth sitting of the 11th session on Thursday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Sponsored by two PML-N female legislators, the first CAN was regarding…

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Five Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2014: Lawmakers adopted five resolutions, debated four adjournment motions and took up only two starred questions on the floor during the ninth session of the Balochistan Assembly, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report based on direct observation of the House. Tabled by JUI-F, one of the…

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National Assembly Continues Debate on Law and Order

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2014:  The National Assembly continued a discussion on the law and order situation in the country during the third sitting of its 11th session on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). One member each from PTI, JI and PML-N took part in the debate on a motion under Rule…

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