National Assembly Defers Most of Private Members’ Business

ISLAMABAD, October 3, 2017: The National Assembly deferred 70% of the private members’ agenda on Tuesday and consumed more than half of the proceedings (52%) in discussing Points of Order, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 47th session:…

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National Assembly Passes Elections and RTI Laws

ISLAMABAD, October 2, 2017: The National Assembly passed the much-debated Elections Bill, 2017 and the Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017 on Monday, despite the opposition’s protest over passage of the electoral bill, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting…

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Balochistan PA Session Marked by Low Interest of Lawmakers

Deputy Speaker’s Post Lying Vacant Since December 2015 ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2017: The 44th session of the Balochistan Assembly passed seven resolutions amidst low attendance of the lawmakers throughout the session, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session, comprising five sittings, started on September 11, 2017 and concluded on September 21, 2017. On average, each sitting started…

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Treasury Manages to Get Elections Bill Passed from Senate

Opposition fails to take advantage of its strength as House rejects crucial amendments in the Bill ISLAMABAD, September 26, 2017: The outgoing session of the Senate was concluded with a major breakthrough for the treasury members who succeeded in getting the Elections Bill, 2017 passed after rejecting crucial amendment of the opposition to put a…

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National Assembly Leaves 38% Agenda Unaddressed during 46th session

Five sittings adjourned due to lack of quorum The Right of Access to Information Bill remains pending ISLAMABAD, September 25, 2017: The National Assembly left its 38% agenda unaddressed amidst low attendance of lawmakers and frequent adjournments due to lack of quorum during 46th session, observes the Free and Fair Election Network in its session report…

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Senate Passes Elections Bill 2017 with Amendments

ISLAMABAD, September 22, 2017: The Senate on Friday passed the Elections Bill, 2017 with amendments and the session was prorogued after the House addressed the entire business of the day, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 10th and last sitting of the…

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Punjab Assembly Prorogued Amidst Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, September 22, 2017: The Punjab Assembly’s 31st session was prorogued on Friday amidst absence of most lawmakers including the Leaders of the House and the Opposition, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during tenth and last sitting of the session: Members’ Participation The Punjab…

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Balochistan Assembly Condemns Move Against Pakistan in Geneva

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, September 21, 2017: The Balochistan Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution to condemn move against Pakistan in Geneva, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during last (5th) sitting of the 44th session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly met for three hours and 20 minutes.…

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Senate Takes up Two CANs, Discusses FPSC’s Annual Report

ISLAMABAD, September 21, 2017: The Senate on Thursday took up two Calling Attention Notices and discussed annual report of Federal Public Service Commission (FPSC), observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during ninth sitting of 267th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and 26 minutes. The sitting started at 1502…

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NA Skips Most of Legislative Business; Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, September 21, 2017: The ongoing session of the National Assembly was prorogued on Thursday without considering most of the legislative agenda, including the Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during ninth and last sitting of…

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