Punjab Assembly Takes Up Kashmir Issue; Ignores Regular Agenda

ISLAMABAD, September 1, 2016: The Punjab Assembly did not take up the legislative and non-legislative business set for Thursday’s sitting, but discussed human rights’ violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during ninth sitting of the 23rd session: Members’ Participation…

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Curbs on Observation in NA-63 Jhelum-II by-election

Heavy presence of security personnel observed inside polling stations  Incidents of violations decreased significantly under ECP officials ISLAMABAD, August 31, 2016: Security officials barred duly accredited FAFEN election observers from observing nearly 10 percent of the polling stations in the by-election for NA-63 (Jhelum-II) held on Wednesday. However, the observation was allowed in the by-election…

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Punjab Assembly amends revenue authority, animal slaughter laws

ISLAMABAD, August 31, 2016: The Punjab Assembly passed two government bills amending the Punjab Revenue Authority Act 2012 and the Punjab Animal Slaughter Control Act 1963 on Wednesday, , observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during eighth sitting of the 23rd session: Members’ Participation in…

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Punjab Assembly Defers Discussion on Important Public Issues

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2016: The Punjab Assembly deferred three Adjournment Motions and two Zero Hour Notices on Tuesday due to failure of the government to respond to them, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during seventh sitting of the 23rd session: Members’ Participation The Punjab…

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Punjab Assembly legislates to ban child labour, help terror victims

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2016: The Punjab Assembly passed three government bills providing for ban on child labour, relief for victims of terrorism and increase in pecuniary jurisdiction of District Appellate Courts on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during sixth sitting of the 23rd…

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, August 27, 2016: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan on Saturday unanimously adopted two separate resolutions to condemn the anti-Pakistan statements of MQM’s Chief and India Prime Minister, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the only sitting of the 33rd session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly met for…

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Important Leaders Missing from Punjab Assembly Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, August 26, 2016: The Punjab Assembly was forced to defer eight Starred Questions and six Adjournment Motions amid the absence of Leader of the House, Leader of the Opposition and all Parliamentary leaders, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Friday. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during fifth sitting…

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Punjab Assembly Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, August 25, 2016: The Punjab Assembly could not transact any business after Question Hour due to lack of quorum on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of 23rd session: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Punjab Assembly met for an…

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Low Attendance Punjab Assembly Addresses Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, August 24, 2016: The Punjab Assembly witnessed introduction of nine government legislative proposals, including five ordinances and four bills, while missing quorum was identified twice on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of 23rd session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met…

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Punjab Assembly Demands Reduction in Drug Prices

Condemns Indian PM, MQM Chief’s Provocative Statements ISLAMABAD, August 23, 2016: The Punjab Assembly adopted three resolutions, including a Private Member’s resolution, and witnessed the introduction of two government bills on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of 23rd session: Members’…

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