Sindh Assembly Reapproves Bills Returned by Governor

ISLAMABAD, July 24, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh reconsidered two bills returned by the Governor and passed them again without any amendment, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. The Speaker administered the oath of membership to the newly-elected PPPP lawmaker from PS-114. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during first…

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Requisitioned Senate Session Debates Important National Issues

84% of Senate time consumed in debates Senators express divergent views on JIT Report ISLAMABAD, July 21, 2017: The House of Federation discussed important national issues during 264th requisitioned session and paid tributes to one of their colleagues who passed away last month, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Session Report on…

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Senate Discusses JIT Report on Panama Papers Case

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, July 20, 2017: The Senate on Thursday held debate on the motion under Rule 218 regarding the report of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) constituted on Panama Papers case and the propaganda against national institutions, including Supreme Court of Pakistan, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are…

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Parliament Must Complete Tenure, Enact Stringent Anti-Corruption Laws

ISLAMABAD, July 20, 2017:  While Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) notes that accountability of the incumbent Prime Minister by the Supreme Court of Pakistan will strengthen public trust in democracy, it calls for across the board accountability to purge the state and politics from corruption.

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Senate Discusses Misuse of Electronic Crimes Act

ISLAMABAD, July 19, 2017: The Senate on Wednesday discussed a motion under Rule 218 regarding threat to freedom of expression due to misuse of the Electronic Crimes Act, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 3rd sitting of Senate’s 264th session: Members’ Participation…

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Senate Discusses US Committee’s Threat to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, July 18, 2017: The Senate on Tuesday held discussion on the clubbed motions regarding the statement of US Armed Service Committee’s Chairman in Kabul against Pakistan and the ToRs of former Army Chief, who is heading the Riyadh-based Military Alliance, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key…

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Senate Condoles Death of PML-N Senator

ISLAMABAD, July 17, 2017: The Senate adopted a condolence resolution on the sad demise of PML-N Senator Agha Shehbaz Khan Durrani, who breathed his last a couple of days ago, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of 264th Senate…

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Lack of Resources Hinders Use of RTS in NA-260 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, July 15, 2017: Low turnout and procedural irregularities were observed in the by-election held in Pakistan’s second largest National Assembly constituency NA-260 (Quetta-cum-Chagai-cum-Nushki), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its report on Saturday. The NA-260 by-election registered a marked improvement in terms of greater access of observers to polling stations and the…

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FAFEN to observe NA-260 By-Election being held tomorrow

ISLAMABAD July 14, 2017: Pakistan’s second largest constituency NA-260 Quetta-cum-Chagai-Cum-Nushki is all set for the by-election on a National Assembly seat on July 15, 2017. The seat has fallen vacant after the death of Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Abdul Rahim Mandokhail on May 20, 2017. Mr Mandokhail had won the General Elections 2013…

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PS-114 by-election brings back Karachi voters

PS-114 by-election brings back Karachi voters

ISLAMABAD, July 9, 2017: Sporadic incidents of electoral irregularities in a politically tense but generally peaceful PS-114 (Karachi-XXVI) by-election indicated at improved enforcement of electoral regulations by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) with the security assistance by Rangers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report released here on Sunday. An intense election campaign…

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