Senate Takes Up CANs; Defers Debate on Presidential Address

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2018: The Senate referred Calling Attention Notices (CANs) on establishing secretariat for Council of Common Interests and natural gas crisis to the standing committees for deliberations, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Wednesday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings of the fourth sitting of…

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Balochistan PA Recommends Reinstatement of Fired Journalists

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan passed a resolution on Tuesday urging the media houses to reinstate the journalists recently fired from their jobs, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of fifth session: Members’ Participation The…

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Senate Adopts Four Resolutions, Refers Three Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2018: The Senate adopted four resolutions and referred three private members’ bills to the relevant committees after their introduction, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of the third sitting of 285th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for four hours and…

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KP PA Amends the Child Protection and Welfare Act

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa passed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Child Protection and Welfare (Amendment) Bill, 2018 on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of the ongoing (fourth) session: Members’ Participation The Assembly met for three hours…

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National Assembly Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, December 17, 2018: The National Assembly on Monday adopted two supplementary resolutions, by lauding the sacrifices of school children in 2014 terrorism attack and condemning Indian atrocities in the Occupied Kashmir, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during sixth sitting of the sixth session: Members’…

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Punjab Assembly Addresses 72 percent Agenda in Fifth Session

House Discusses Problems of Agriculture and Health Sectors ISLAMABAD, December 17, 2018: The Punjab Assembly addressed nearly three quarters (72%) of its scheduled business during its fifth session that continued between December 3 and December 14, 2018. The session, comprising ten sittings, continued for 23 hours and 14 minutes with each sitting, on an average, starting an hour and 28 minutes behind the scheduled…

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Govt Introduces Three Bills in KP PA

ISLAMABAD, December 17, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa witnessed the introduction of three government bills on Monday while skipping the scheduled discussion on the murder of Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Tahir Dawar, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of…

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Senate Condoles Death of PkMAP Senator

ISLAMABAD, December 17, 2018: The Senate adopted a condolence resolution on the sad demise of PkMAP Senator Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan Musakhel, who breathed his last a couple of days ago after illness, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second…

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Balochistan PA Meets for 15 Minutes

ISLAMABAD, December 15, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan did not take up any agenda on Saturday and was adjourned in honor of the deceased senator Sardar Azam Khan Musakhel, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the first sitting of fifth…

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Low Turnout, Higher Ratio of Excluded Ballots Mark PP-168 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, December 14, 2018: The declining voter turnout and low incidence of electoral irregularities mark the by-election in PP-168 Lahore-XXV which witnessed a shrinking margin of victory and a slight increase in ballots excluded from the count. Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) deployed 23 trained, non-partisan and duly accredited observers including eight women for…

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