92nd Session of Senate: 60% of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, April 19, 2013:  The 92nd session of Senate was marked by low interest of Senators, persistent lack of quorum and points of order interrupting regular proceedings as the upper house left 60% of the agenda unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report

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Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, April 18, 2013: Starting 35 minutes late, the third sitting of the 92nd session of Senate witnessed low attendance of the senators. Only four senators were present at the outset while 13 were observed at the time of adjournment.

The house discussed the excessive load shedding of electricity as the

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State Security Necessary for Level Election Playing Field

ISLAMABAD, 17 April 2013: Regional and party-wise analysis of violence monitoring data by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) confirms claims by several political parties that their ability to campaign freely is being undermined and that direct intervention by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and state security forces is necessary to ensure a level…

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Sitting Marked by Low Interest, Ministerial Absence

  • Points of Order Consume 70% of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, April 16, 2013: Starting 41 minutes late, the second sitting of the ongoing 92nd session of Senate was marked by low attendance of Senators, ministerial absence and Points of Order interrupting the regular proceedings

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Citizens can register election complaints on FAFEN web portal

ISLAMABAD, April 16, 2013: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has provided the citizens of Pakistan an opportunity to register election-related complaints on FAFEN web portal, electionpakistan.org, in order to induce responsive action. FAFEN believes citizens have the right and the responsibility to monitor the performance of government officials and

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40% Male, 42% Female NA Candidates without NTNs

ISLAMABAD, April 16, 2013: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has published a list of candidates who have submitted nomination papers for contesting National Assembly constituencies for the 2013 General Election. The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has obtained the data of all aspiring candidates from the ECP website

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135 militants, seven civilians killed in second week of April

ISLAMABAD, April 16, 2013: Twenty incidents of political violence left 170 people dead and 42 injured between April 6 and 12, 2013, compared with the preceding week when 53 got killed and 65 were injured in 26 incidents, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

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Senators Show Less Interest in Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, April 15, 2013: Starting 40 minutes late, the first sitting of the 92nd session of Senate witnessed the introduction of the Constitutional (Amendment) Bill 2013, which seeks changes in the clauses of the article 63.  The Bill was taken up and sent to the Standing

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FAFEN Launches Election Web Portal

ISLAMABAD, April 11, 2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) launched its Election Web Portal www.electionpakistan.org on April 11, 2013. The Portal is a one-window solution to each and every election related activity be it 1970 General Election or any by-election held to-date, says a press release issued here on Thursday.

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