Restrictions on Observation, Police Interference and Violence Mark Low Turnout By-Elections

ISLAMABAD, February 25, 2012: Restrictions by police and election officials on FAFEN observation, errors in new electoral rolls, interference of police in electoral matters, incidents of violence and procedural irregularities underlined the relatively low turnout by-elections in 10 national and provincial constituencies held on February 25, 2012, said Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary By-Election Observation Report. FAFEN will release its detailed report on February 27, 2012.

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Last Sitting Starts After 85 Minutes Delay

ISLAMABAD, February 21, 2012: Starting an hour and 25 minutes behind schedule, the fifth sitting of Sindh Assembly’s session met for two hours and 35 minutes on Tuesday. The Speaker prorogued the session at 1400 but asked the Members to stay in the House as Federal Minister for Interior had to present the investigation report…

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Police stations in Punjab, Sindh and ICT understaffed

ISLAMABAD, February 20, 2012: Sanctioned posts for male staff were found to be vacant in police stations monitored in Punjab, Sindh and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) during the October-December 2011 quarter, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 20: Starting 58 minutes behind schedule, the third sitting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly continued to witness low attendance by Members. Only 40 were present at the start and 17 when the sitting was adjourned. 

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 18, 2012: Starting an hour behind schedule, the fourth sitting of Sindh Assembly’s ongoing session met for an hour and 20 minutes, witnessing low attendance by Members. There were 25 Members present

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Low attendance persists

ISLAMABAD, February 17, 2012: Starting more than an hour behind schedule, the third sitting of Sindh Assembly’s ongoing session met for an hour and 57 minutes, witnessing low attendance by Members. There were 48 Members present at the start of the sitting and 66 at the end.  Maximum number of members present at any point…

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Senate Defers Constitutional Amendment

ISLAMABAD, February 17, 2012: The Senate did not take up the Constitution (Twentieth Amendment) Bill, 2012 during its first sitting of the 78th session on Friday. The sitting met for an hour and 41 minutes with low attendance of Senators. Only eight were present at the outset of the sitting while 32 present at the adjournment.

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