KP Assembly Discusses Appointment of Consultants for Development Projects

ISLAMABAD, March 5, 2014: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly discussed appointment of consultants for development projects and its financial implications during ninth sitting of its ongoing 10th session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Nine lawmakers participated in the debate that continued for an hour and 20 minutes. Two members each from JI, JUI-F and PML-N followed by one legislator each of ANP, QWP and PPPP took part in the discussion.

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NA Suspends Agenda To Discuss National Security Policy

ISLAMABAD, March 5, 2014: The National Assembly debated a motion under rule 259 regarding National Internal Security Policy of the government on Wednesday during eighth sitting of its 9th session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Moved by Minister for Science and Technology, twelve legislators debated the motion for three hours and 25 minutes. Three PML-N members followed by two each of PPPP and JI and one each of PkMAP, JUI-F,

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Sindh Assembly passed eleven bills and adopted eighteen resolutions

Islamabad, March 4th, 2014: The eleventh session of Sindh Assembly proved to be one of the productive sessions with the passage of eleven bills and eighteen resolutions amidst protests, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. Eleven treasury backed bills were passed by the House. Four of the passed bills focused on real estate matters i.e. The Prevention of Defacement of Property Bill, 2013, The Sindh Building Control

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KP Assembly: Opposition Boycott Leads to Adjournment of Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 4, 2014: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly was adjourned soon after the boycott of the opposition during eighth sitting of its ongoing 10th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Female lawmaker of PPPP walked out of the sitting twice for non-provision of funds to opposition members, and was soon joined by the entire opposition and the session had to be adjourned.

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National Assembly: Two Bills Introduced, One Resolution Adopted

ISLAMABAD, March 4, 2014: The National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution and witnessed introduction of two bills during the 7th sitting of its 9th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. A female lawmaker of PML-N introduced the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2014 to amend Pakistan Penal Code, 1860, the Criminal Procedure Code, 1898 and the Qanun-e-Shahadat Order, 1984. A minority lawmaker of PPPP laid The Hindu Marriage Bill, 2014 in the House.

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Senate Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, March 4, 2014: The Senate sitting was adjourned due to lack of quorum on Tuesday during 6th sitting of 102 session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. The quorum was pointed out soon after the opposition parties except MQM walked out of the House over the absence of federal minister for interior to present Islamabad attack report. In the beginning, the

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KP Assembly Discusses Education Policy

ISLAMABAD, March 3, 2014: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Monday discussed imposition of education emergency in the province and steps taken so far in this regard during seventh sitting of its ongoing 10th session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Seven lawmakers, including the Chief Minister, spoke on the subject for an hour and 35 minutes. The provincial minister for education responded to the concerns of the legislators.

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NA Discusses Attack on District Courts Islamabad

ISLAMABAD, March 3, 2014: The National Assembly suspended its regular agenda on Monday to discuss law and order following terrorist attack in District Courts Islamabad, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. The House carried a motion moved by PML-N lawmaker to debate the law and order in the federal capital after Islamabad attack in which 11 people were killed, including a judge of the lower court.

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Senate Suspends Agenda to Discuss Islamabad Attack

ISLAMABAD, March 3, 2014: The Senate suspended its regular agenda to discuss law and order in wake of terrorist attack in District Courts Islamabad on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. Thirteen lawmakers spoke on fourteen points of order which were related to the tragic incident that killed a Judge of the lower courts. The opposition members walked out of the House against the absence of interior minister.

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KP Assembly Adopts Resolution to Award Oil & Gas Contracts to Local Firms

ISLAMABAD, February 28, 2014: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution during 6th sitting of its 10th session on Friday to award oil and gas contracts in Kohat to local firms instead of foreign companies, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Tabled by PPPP female legislators, the resolution was debated by nine lawmakers belonging to PPPP (2) and one each by PML-N, AJIP, PTI, JI, QWP, JUI-F and ANP.

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