Sindh Assembly: Debate on resolution on Kalabagh Dam

ISLAMABAD, December 6, 2012: The second sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 39th session which met for three hours and 35 minutes on Thursday debated a resolution on the construction of Kalabagh Dam.  

The resolution called upon the federal government to abandon the project of constructing the dam.

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Pulses, dairy and poultry products see price hike

ISLAMABAD, December 06, 2012: Prices of pulses, dairy products and poultry items increased in November as compared with those monitored in October, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. FAFEN observers visited 183 retail outlets in 107 districts to collect prices of 52 commodities.

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 5, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for an hour and 40 minutes during the second sitting of the 35th session, witnessed low attendance of MPAs.

Only six members were present at the outset while 21 were there at the end of the sitting.

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Oddly High Turnout, Heavy Presence of Police and Weak Enforcement of Election Laws Mark December 4 By-Elections

ISLAMABAD, December 5, 2012: A relatively lawful election campaign followed by unusually high turnout, incidences of violence, violations of the code of conduct, suspicious voting patterns and presence of police inside polling stations indicate weak enforcement of election day procedures in nine by-elections on December 4, 2012, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report on Thursday.

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Noncompliance of Access to Information Policy

ISLAMABAD, November 27, 2012: Around two-thirds of the monitored 126 police stations in Punjab and Sindh did not have separate registers to record requests seeking information while a similar number had no Information Access Officers, a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report says.

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Political violence up in April-June quarter

A Report based on Media Monitoring of Incidents of Political and Electoral Violence in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, November 26, 2012: During the second quarter of 2012 (April-June), as many as 709 incidents were reported across the country – a 37% increase as compared with the January-March quarter, says

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Most of agenda items left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 23, 2012: Protests and walkouts by the coalition partners and opposition parties over law and order along with low attendance of Senators marked the Senate’s 87th session, which left 73% of the agenda items unaddressed, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Friday.

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Points of order consume 37% of the session time

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2012: The 47th session of the National Assembly witnessed the passage of five bills as 64% of the agenda was not taken up while low attendance persisted, says a preliminary report issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday.

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Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2012: Most of the agenda appearing on Orders of the Day was left un-addressed in the last sitting of the 47th session of National Assembly which began 35 minutes after the stipulated time amid low attendance, observed Free and Fair Election

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Senate: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2012: Starting 32 minutes late, the ninth sitting of 87th session on Monday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only four were present at the outset while 28 were there at the adjournment. The sitting witnessed a five-minute token protest by a PPPP Member over not getting the permission to speak regarding the judiciary.

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