Irregularities, Illegalities Surge in PP-78 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, December 1, 2016: A relatively higher incidence of procedural irregularities characterized the by-election for PP-78 (Jhang-II) held on Thursday amid a heavy deployment of security forces, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). FAFEN observers reported rampant incidents of campaigning and canvassing near polling premises, presence of unauthorized persons inside polling stations, curbs on…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Four Government Bills

Proceedings start an hour and seven minutes late; three lawmakers present at time of adjournment of sitting ISLAMABAD, December 1, 2016: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab passed four government bills in the absence of Chief Minister, Leader of the Opposition and Deputy Speaker and continued discussion on the issues related to agriculture sector, observes Free…

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11.67M Women Await Registration as Voters

11.67M Women Await Registration as Voters

FAFEN holds Consultation on Women CNIC and Voter Registration PESHAWAR, December 1, 2016: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has called upon the relevant government authorities to pace up efforts to register as many as 11.67 million women who are missing from the electoral rolls before the General Election 2013. At a consultation attended…

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Punjab Assembly Amends Local Government Law

ISLAMABAD, November 30, 2016: The Punjab Assembly passed three government bills including two amendments to the Local Government Act while a bill and two ordinances were referred to the standing committees on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during fifth sitting of 25th…

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NA Passes Inquiry Commission Bill amid Opposition’s Boycott

ISLAMABAD, November 30, 2016: The National Assembly passed the Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill, 2016 amid boycott by Opposition parties on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. The House also adopted a supplementary resolution offering its condolences to People of Cuba on demise of former President Fiedel Castro. Following are key…

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NA Discusses Gas Shortage, Non-utilization of Railways Land

ISLAMABAD, November 29, 2016: The National Assembly on Tuesday discussed gas load-shedding and non-utilization of Railways land in the country during Private Members’ Day, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth sitting of the 37th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three hours…

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Punjab Assembly Keeps on Facing Quorum Issue

House fails to take up any agenda item due to low attendance of lawmakers ISLAMABAD, November 29, 2016: The Punjab Assembly did not take up Private Member’s agenda due to lack of quorum on Tuesday. It is consecutively the fourth sitting adjourned due to missing quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily…

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National Assembly Unable to Pass Inquiry Commission Bill

ISLAMABAD, November 28, 2016: The National Assembly was unable to pass the Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Bill, 2016 on Monday due to lack of quorum. However, the government succeeded in getting extension in time period of two tax-related ordinances, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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Karachi Sees Peaceful But Lackluster By-Election in NA-258

ECP improves training of security staff, enhances monitoring ISLAMABAD, November 28, 2016: Large-scale deployment of police and Rangers ensured peaceful conduct of by-election in NA-258 (Malir, Karachi-XX) amid lack of political interest and low voter turnout, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Alleging interference by the PP-led provincial government, Muttahida Qaumi Movement, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf…

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Lack of Quorum persists in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, November 28, 2016: The Punjab Assembly was adjourned due to lack of quorum without transacting legislative agenda for third consecutive sitting on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of 25th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met…

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