Quorum Issue Persists; NA Sitting Adjourned

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2017: The treasury benches could not ensure the presence of required number of legislators in the House, as Monday was the sixth day when the proceedings had to be adjourned due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).  Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth sitting of…

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Coalition for Inclusive Pakistan Launched

Transgender, disabled and women rights’ activists demand inclusive electoral process ISLAMABAD, December 17, 2017: A unique coalition for transgender, disabled and women rights’ activists has been launched to take part in the electoral process in the upcoming general election and exercise their right to vote independently, in secret and with dignity. The coalition of 30 transgender,…

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KP Assembly Adjourned to Meet Again on Jan 15, 2018

ISLAMABAD, December 15, 2017: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution and passed one bill before getting adjourned to meet again after one month, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during sixth sitting of the 27th session: Members’ Participation The KP Assembly met…

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Senate Discusses Govt. Commitments to Islamic Military Coalition

ISLAMABAD, December 15, 2017: The Senate on Friday debated commitments made by the Federal Government to the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are the key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 271st session.   Members’ Participation The Senate met for an hour and 50 minutes. The sitting…

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NA Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, December 15, 2017: The National Assembly was adjourned on Friday due to lack of quorum without taking up any of the agenda item, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during seventh sitting of 50th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for an hour and 22 minutes of which the…

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Senate Discusses Recent Sit-in at Faizabad

ISLAMABAD, December 14, 2017: The Senate on Thursday discussed the situation arising out of the recent sit-in at Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are the key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of the 271st session.   Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and 22…

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National Assembly Overcomes Quorum Issue, Passes Two Bills

ISLAMABAD, December 14, 2017: The National Assembly on Thursday succeeded in transacting most of the regular agenda after four consecutive sittings when quorum was pointed out to adjourn proceedings of the House, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

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Quorum Issue Haunts NA Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, December 13, 2017: The fifth sitting of the National Assembly had to be adjourned due to missing quorum on Wednesday as the deadlock between treasury and opposition benches persisted for not including the FATA Reforms Bill on the agenda, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). It was the fourth time that the sitting had to be…

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Senate Discusses Need of Parliamentary Oversight in Intl’ Arbitration Cases

ISLAMABAD, December 12, 2017: The Senate, on Tuesday, transacted most of its agenda and discussed the need of Parliamentary oversight in key international arbitration cases, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second sitting of the 271st session.  Members’ Participation The Senate met for two…

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