Results Management Improves in Low Turnout By-Elections

Results Management Improves in Low Turnout By-Elections

ISLAMABAD, October 16, 2018: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) observed significant improvement in the quality of the election result management process during low-turnout October 14 by-elections, which remained peaceful throughout the day, says a press statement released on Tuesday.

While a considerable decline in the turnout in these constituencies as compared to July 25, 2018 is disconcerting, the transparency and efficiency of vote counting at the polling stations and tabulation of the provisional results by the Returning Officers (Form-47-Provisional Consolidated Statement of the Result of the Count) was encouraging, improving the overall credibility of the electoral process. With the exception of PB-40 (Khuzdar-III), provisional results for the remaining constituencies were finalized by 2:00 am deadlines as stipulated by Section 13 (3) of the Elections Act, 2017. Read more

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Rs. 648bn Provincial Budget Presented in KP Assembly

ISLAMABAD, October 15, 2018: The Provincial Finance Minister presented the budget for the financial year 2018-19 with an outlay of 648 billion in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of 3rd session: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings…

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Senate Defers Debate on Excessive Use of Antibiotics; Discusses Economic and Political Issues

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, October 10, 2018: The Senate on Wednesday deferred debate on an adjournment motion regarding excessive use of antibiotics for the third time and discussed economic and political affairs in the country, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 11th (last) sitting of the 282nd session: Members’ Participation…

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Senate Fails to Take up Regular Agenda; Discusses Arrest of Shehbaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD, October 8, 2018: The Senate on Monday could not take up its regular agenda due to early adjournment of sitting after lack of quorum and discussed the arrest of Shehbaz Sharif, the Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the…

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FAFEN Elects Secretary General, Executive Council

ISLAMABAD, October 8, 2018: Mr. Hameedullah Khan Kakar has been elected as the new Secretary General of Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) for a two-year term. He was elected at the meeting of FAFEN General Council held in Lahore on October 6, 2018. The Council also elected two members on women reserved seats, and two members…

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Balochistan Assembly Discusses NFC Award

ISLAMABAD, October 5, 2018:  The Balochistan Assembly was prorogued on Friday after a discussion on the delay in release of National Finance Commission (NFC) award, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of  third session: Members’ Participation  The Balochistan Assembly met for three hours and…

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Senate Transacts Most of its Agenda

ISLAMABAD, October 5, 2018: The Senate addressed its entire agenda on Friday except a discussion on excessive use of antibiotics, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings of ninth sitting of 282nd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours and 23 minutes. The sitting started…

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Two Resolutions, Discusses Farmers’ Issues

ISLAMABAD, October 4, 2018:  The Balochistan Assembly adopted two resolutions and held discussion on agricultural issues on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fifth sitting of the Assembly’s third session: Members’ Participation  The Balochistan Assembly met for three hours and four minutes. The sitting started at 1740…

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Punjab Assembly’s Requisitioned Session Prorogued without Addressing Agenda

ISLAMABAD, October 4, 2018: The Punjab Assembly’s second session, requisitioned by the opposition, was prorogued on Wednesday without taking up its scheduled business amidst ministers’ absence and protests by opposition parties, observers Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during first and last sitting of the…

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Senate Takes up Entire Agenda, Concludes Debate on Supplementary Budget

ISLAMABAD, October 3, 2018: The Senate took up the entire agenda appearing on Orders of the Day and concluded debate on the Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill, 2018 on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of eighth sitting of 282nd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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