Balochistan Assembly Condemns Quetta Bomb Blast

ISLAMABAD, February 20, 2013: Starting an hour and 10 minutes late, the third sitting of the ongoing 40th session of the Balochistan Assembly condemned the recent bomb blast in Quetta by unanimously adopting a Resolution. The sitting, which met for two hours and 28 minutes, adopted another Resolution on the law and order in the…

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 18, 2013: Starting 35 minutes late, the second sitting of 91st session which met for only 25 minutes on Tuesday, witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only five senators were present at the outset while 16 were there at the adjournment, says Free

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NA Debates Quetta Bomb Blast

ISLAMABAD, February 19, 2013: Starting 42 minutes late, the second sitting of ongoing session that met for two hours and 30 minutes on Tuesday left most of the agenda items, listed on the Orders of the Day, unaddressed. Like previous Private Members’ Days, the agenda for today’s sitting was also set ambitiously which is not possible to take up during a span of a single sitting.

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance; Walkouts over Quetta Bomb Blast

ISLAMABAD, February 18, 2013: Starting 30 late, the first sitting of 91st session on Monday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only two senators were present at the outset while 13 were there at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of

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Low Attendance Sitting Witness Walkouts Over Quetta Blast

ISLAMABAD, February 18, 2013: Starting an hour and 40 minutes late, the first sitting of 50th session of National Assembly met for an hour and 52 minutes on Monday, witnessed low attendance of Members. Only 41 members were present at the start of the sitting while

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Surge in political violence claims 106 lives

Islamabad, February 18, 2013: Surge in political violence during the second week of February claimed 106 lives and injured 91 people in 54 incidents across the country, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

Between February 9 and 15, 2013, Sindh saw the

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Postings and Transfers Continue Before General Elections

ISLAMABAD, February 17, 2013: As many as 14 cases of transfers and postings of government officials, election staff, police administration and district government officials have been observed in 11 districts across Pakistan, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Pre-Election Update 3.

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Use of State Resources for Political Campaigns

ISLAMABAD, February 16, 2013: The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) had the highest incidence of campaign materials being posted at public buildings between February 1 and 7, 2013. These observations were made by the Free and Fair Election Network’s (FAFEN) District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) in 14 districts of Sindh and Punjab.

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