Senate Takes up FATA issues besides Abductions of Activists

ISLAMABAD, January 13, 2017: The Senate discussed the issues of infant deaths and construction of cadet colleges in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) besides kidnappings of human rights activists, observes Free and Fair Election Network on Friday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of Senate’s 258th session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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Senate Takes Notice of another Abducted Rights Activist

ISLAMABAD, January 12, 2017: The Senate Chairman took notice of the disappearance of another rights activist from Islamabad and directed the State Minister for Interior to brief the august House on the issue in the next sitting, observes Free and Fair Election Network on Thursday. The abducted person was the fifth rights activist kidnapped during…

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Senate Transacts Entire Business

Govt gives policy statement on new role of former Army Chief ISLAMABAD, January 11, 2017: The Senate transacted the entire business on Wednesday, while the government gave policy statement on the issue of new role of former Army Chief, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The entire opposition staged a walkout for five minutes…

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, January 10, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan adopted three resolutions, condemning Indian atrocities in the Occupied Kashmir, demanding uninterrupted gas supply in the province during winter season and calling for up-gradation of facilities at Zhob Airport, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House also offered prayers for the victims of Gadani…

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Senate: Opposition Stages Walkout over Disappearance of Activists

ISLAMABAD, January 10, 2017: The entire opposition staged a walkout in the House of Federation after terming the reply of Minister for Interior unsatisfactory over the disappearance of rights activists, says Free and Fair Election Network on Tuesday. The opposition lawmakers started their protest at 1723 hours and did not return to the House till…

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Senate Adopts Three Resolutions, Passes Three Private Members’ Bills

House of Federation Discusses Disappearance of Rights Activists, Torture of Child Maid ISLAMABAD, January 9, 2017: The Senate on Monday discussed recent disappearance of four rights activists and alleged torture of 10-year-old child maid Tayyaba in Islamabad, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Eighteen lawmakers and Senate Chairman spoke on…

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, January 7, 2017: The Balochistan Assembly adopted two resolutions and consumed 38% of the proceedings time on Points of Order, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Saturday. Following are key observations of the second sitting of 36th session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly met for two hours and five minutes. The sitting started…

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Points of Order Dominate Balochistan Assembly’s Proceedings

Question Hour not observed due to absence of mover ISLAMABAD, January 6, 2017: The Balochistan Assembly did not observe Question Hour due to absence of mover while Points of Order consumed 60% of the proceedings time, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Friday. Following are key observations of the first proceedings of 36th session:…

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KP Assembly: Rules Suspended Several Times to Adopt Resolutions

Less oversight of executive as 33% questions lapsed due to absence of movers Chief Minister attends only two sittings Less Interest of Lawmakers Marks 2nd longest session of KP Assembly ISLAMABAD, January 4, 2017: The provincial lawmakers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly expressed low interest in the proceedings of 21st session that continued for three months,…

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Balochistan PA: Role of Standing Committees Remain Weak in Legislative Process

No Private Member’s Bill Introduced in 10th Balochistan Assembly Governance Issues Top Priority in Legislation The committees in the Parliamentary democracies are considered as eyes and ears of the legislature. Their role is important to oversee and monitor the working of various ministries of the government and much of the House business is handled through…

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