260th Session: Senate Gives Nod to Revival of Military Courts

260th Session: Senate Gives Nod to Revival of Military Courts

Prime Minister Attends Sitting After Almost Two Years ISLAMABAD: The 14-sitting longest-ever session since 2013 took up heavy agenda, as it passed eight bills, including Constitutional amendment to revive military courts, adopted nine resolutions, and witnessed introduction of 14 legislative proposals during March 3, 2017 and March 28, 2017, reveals 260th session report of the…

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Sindh Assembly Session Prorogued Upon Completion of Business

ISLAMABAD, March 31, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh was prorogued sine die on Friday after transaction of the business appearing on Orders of the Day, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during last (4th) sitting of the 31st session: Members’ Participation The…

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Young Students Pen, Paint, Draw Democracy

ISLAMABAD, March 29, 2017: Young students, representatives of youth organizations, scholars, media persons and civil society activists gathered here Wednesday to honour 10 young girls and boys from across the country who won art and writing competitions on culture of democracy, tolerance and inclusion. Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability – Free and Fair Election…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Five Government Bills

ISLAMABAD, March 29, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh transacted the entire business appearing on the Orders of the Day and passed five government bills during the course of proceedings on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of the…

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Senate Passes Constitutional Amendment Bill on Military Courts

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, March 28, 2017: The Senate passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill relating to the revival of military courts with majority vote, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Seventy-eight members voted in favor of the Constitution (Twenty-eighth Amendment) Bill, 2017 while three PkMAP lawmakers opposed it. Following are key…

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Sindh PA Leaves Most of Private Members’ Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, March 28, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh on Tuesday left 23 motions seeking amendments in Assembly Rules of Procedure and four motions on matters of public importance unaddressed, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 31st session:…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Two Bills, As Many Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 27, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed two government bills and adopted as many resolutions while the government introduced five new bills as well on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of the 31st session: Members’…

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Dutch Ambassador Inaugurates Women’s Action for Better Workplaces Project

ISLAMABAD, March 27, 2017: Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Pakistan H.E. Jeannette Seppen on Monday inaugurated a unique Women’s Action for Better Workplaces Project that seeks to improve the working conditions of women in public and private sectors as well as advocate for gender sensitive labour laws in the country. Funded by…

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Ziarat By-election Records Low Incidence of Violations

Ziarat By-election Records Low Incidence of Violations

ISLAMABAD, March 26, 2017: By-election on a Balochistan Assembly constituency in Ziarat (PB-07) on Sunday was observed to be managed well in terms of control over campaigning around polling stations and procedural irregularities. While party camps around polling stations was a rare scene in the constituency, election administrators, however, could not control over unchecked provision…

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NA Passes Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill, 2017

Session Prorogued Sine Die ISLAMABAD, March 22, 2017: The National Assembly on Wednesday passed two government bills, including the Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill, 2017, before the session was prorogued sine die, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 11th sitting of the 40th session: Members’…

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