Opposition Withdraws No Confidence Motion Against Balochistan CM

ISLAMABAD, January 9, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly’s session was prorogued on Tuesday after the opposition lawmakers withdrew No Confidence Motion against the Chief Minister over the latter’s resignation, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first and last sitting of the Assembly’s 47th session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly met for…

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FAFEN to Observe Chakwal By-Election with 48 Trained Citizen-Observers

FAFEN to Observe Chakwal By-Election with 48 Trained Citizen-Observers

ISLAMABAD January 8, 2017: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) will observe the PP-20 Chakwal-I by-election which will be conducted under the new Elections Act, 2017 on January 9, 2018. This Provincial Assembly seat fell vacant on October 30, 2017 due to the death of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) Chaudhry Liaquat Ali Khan During…

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Delimitation Bill Finally Sails Through Senate

Delimitation Bill Finally Sails Through Senate

Eight-sitting session adopts five resolutions, passes four government bills The Senate adopted five resolutions and passed four government bills, including the delimitation bill that provides for reallocation of National Assembly’s seats among the federating units, during its eight-sitting 271st session. The Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 was passed on December 19, 2017 after getting clearance from…

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Treasury, Opposition Lock Horns over FATA Reforms Bill

Treasury, Opposition Lock Horns over FATA Reforms Bill

None of the sittings could commence on scheduled time Opposition stages walk out in nine sittings Islamabad, December 21, 2017: The National Assembly could not address its scheduled business during 50th session that ended on December 21, 2017. The eleven-sitting session had five government bills and heavy Private Members’ business on the agenda. Four government bills were…

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Lack of Quorum Leads to Prorogation of NA Session

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2017: The proceedings of the National Assembly continued for 15 minutes on Thursday as the Chair announced prorogation of the session sine die after the quorum was found incomplete, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 11th sitting of the…

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Quorum Issue Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2017: The quorum issue persisted in the National Assembly on Wednesday as the sitting remained suspended for 52 minutes due to the presence of less than 25 percent lawmakers in the House, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during tenth sitting of the…

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Senate Passes Two Bills, Concludes Debate on Recent Sit-in at Faizabad

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2017: The Senate on Wednesday passed two bills and winded up debate on an adjournment motion regarding recent sit-in at Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 8th (last) sitting of the 271st session:  Members’ Participation…

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NA Skips Agenda; Discusses Political and Agricultural Issues

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2017: The National Assembly on Tuesday did not take up agenda on Private Member’s Day and debated issues related to politics and agriculture, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during ninth sitting of the 50th session: Members’ Participation The National…

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Senate Passes Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017

84 members voted in favour, while one went against the bill on reallocation of NA’s seats among federating units ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2017: The Senate passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 on Tuesday providing for reallocation of the National Assembly’s seats among the federating units, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the…

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Senate Withdraws Bills from Interior Committee due to Inordinate Delay in Reports

The House of Federation exercises the option for the first time; adopts four resolutions ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2017: The Senate on Monday adopted four resolutions and suspended its proceedings to consider two private member’s bills for the first time after converting itself into Committee of the Whole as these bills were delayed and not reported…

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