Senate Chairman Disallows to Lay CDA (Amendment) Ordinance

ISLAMABAD, February 14, 2018: The Chairman Senate on Wednesday did not allow to lay the Capital Development Authority (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 in the House as it was not tabled during the last session in violation of rules despite its promulgation on January 10, 2018, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Chair in…

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NA Passes Three Government Bills

ISLAMABAD, February 14, 2018: The National Assembly on Wednesday passed three government bills and took up a Calling Attention Notice (CAN) regarding dilapidated condition of houses in various sectors of Islamabad, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of the 52nd session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly…

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KP Assembly: Ministerial Absence Leads to Suspension of Question Hour

ISLAMABAD, February 13, 2018: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Tuesday did not observe question hour due to absence of Minister for Health who had to respond questions related to his department, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during twelfth sitting of the 27th session: Members’ Participation The KP Assembly met for…

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Punjab Assembly Rejects Resolution Against Petroleum Price Hike

ISLAMABAD, February 13, 2018: The Punjab Assembly rejected a resolution against the recent increase in the petroleum prices amidst the opposition’s protest on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 12th sitting of the 34th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly…

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NA Passes Three Bills, Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, February 13, 2018: The National Assembly on Tuesday passed three bills and adopted as many resolutions, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second sitting of the 52nd session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three hours and six minutes. The sitting started at 1038 hours against…

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Senate Pays Tribute to Asma Jahangir

ISLAMABAD, February 13, 2018: The Senate on Tuesday paid tributes to renowned lawyer Late Asma Jahangir and eulogized her services for democracy and human rights, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second sitting of 273rd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours. The sitting started…

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NA Pays Tribute to Asma Jahangir, Bureaucrats Absence Annoys Chair  

ISLAMABAD, February 12, 2018: The National Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution to pay tribute to renowned lawyer Asma Jahangir who passed away in Lahore on Saturday,  observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. The Speaker summoned the Secretaries Petroleum and Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) over their absence in the lobbies of…

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Procedural Irregularities in Relatively Low Turnout Lodhran By-Election

ISLAMABAD, February 12, 2018: Unchecked campaigning and canvassing and suspicious voting patterns mark the NA-154 by-election that remained peaceful amidst heavy presence of security personnel inside and outside polling stations, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday. On average, 2.7 violations of electoral laws, rules and codes of conduct per polling station were…

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Punjab Assembly Meets for Only 19 Minutes, Skips Agenda

ISLAMABAD, February 12, 2018:  The Punjab Assembly’s sitting continued for only 19 minutes on Monday while the Chair deferred the regular business of the House for a later sitting, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during eleventh sitting of the 34th session: Members’…

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Senate Adopts Four Condolence Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, February 12, 2018: The Senate on Monday adopted four condolence resolutions and held reference for PPPP Senator Haji Saif-ullah Khan Bangash who passed away on February, 1  2018, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first sitting of 273rd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for 61 minutes.  The sitting started at…

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