Balochistan Assembly Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, January 7, 2017: The Balochistan Assembly adopted two resolutions and consumed 38% of the proceedings time on Points of Order, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Saturday. Following are key observations of the second sitting of 36th session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly met for two hours and five minutes. The sitting started…

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Points of Order Dominate Balochistan Assembly’s Proceedings

Question Hour not observed due to absence of mover ISLAMABAD, January 6, 2017: The Balochistan Assembly did not observe Question Hour due to absence of mover while Points of Order consumed 60% of the proceedings time, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Friday. Following are key observations of the first proceedings of 36th session:…

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KP Assembly: Rules Suspended Several Times to Adopt Resolutions

Less oversight of executive as 33% questions lapsed due to absence of movers Chief Minister attends only two sittings Less Interest of Lawmakers Marks 2nd longest session of KP Assembly ISLAMABAD, January 4, 2017: The provincial lawmakers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly expressed low interest in the proceedings of 21st session that continued for three months,…

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Balochistan PA: Role of Standing Committees Remain Weak in Legislative Process

No Private Member’s Bill Introduced in 10th Balochistan Assembly Governance Issues Top Priority in Legislation The committees in the Parliamentary democracies are considered as eyes and ears of the legislature. Their role is important to oversee and monitor the working of various ministries of the government and much of the House business is handled through…

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Civil Society Calls for End to Govt’s Arbitrary Controls

Civil Society Calls for End to Govt’s Arbitrary Controls

ISLAMABAD, December 29, 2016: Leading civil society organizations in Pakistan have urged the government to initiate an inclusive consultative process on the issue of regulation of not-for-profit organizations instead of resorting to arbitrary measures to restrict their functioning and stifle their independence.

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2.2 Million Adult Women in Sindh Do Not Possess CNIC

2.2 Million Adult Women in Sindh Do Not Possess CNIC

ISLAMABAD, December 29, 2016: Out of 11.9 million adult women in Sindh province, 2.2 million are yet to get computerized national identity cards (CNICs) and become eligible voters, a consultation was told here on Thursday. The consultation, Missing Millions, on the issues of the CNIC and voter registration of women was organized at a local hotel…

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Heavy Reliance on Ordinances for legislation in Punjab

Standing Committees Take Longer Time to Report Back on Legislative Proposals No Private Member Bill passed in 16th Punjab Assembly so far The 16th Provincial Assembly of Punjab passed 137 government bills during 25 sessions held between June 1, 2013 and December 5, 2016, mainly focusing on Governance, Education, Elections and Human Rights. The lawmakers…

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257th Session: Senate Takes Up Heavy Agenda, Passes Four Bills

Chairman Reserves Ruling on Govt’s Decision to Place Five Regulatory Bodies under Ministries’ Control Prime Minister, PTI Parliamentary Leader Remain Absent Throughout Session The Senate took up heavy agenda during five sittings held between December 19, 2016 and December 23, 2016. It passed four bills, adopted three resolutions, and witnessed introduction of six legislative proposals…

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Opposition Stages Walkout in Senate over Ministerial Absence

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, December 23, 2016: The opposition lawmakers staged a walkout in the House of Federation over ministerial absence to respond to a Calling Attention Notice (CAN) related to recent PIA plane crash, says Free and Fair Election Network on Friday. Sponsored jointly by PTI and PPPP female lawmakers, the House took up a…

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Senate Discusses Quetta Inquiry Commission Report

ISLAMABAD, December 22, 2016: The Senate discussed report of the Commission on the incident of terrorism at Civil Hospital Quetta on August 8, 2016 during the fourth sitting of its ongoing 257th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. The House debated the report following an adjournment motion admitted…

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