National Assembly Approves Special Committee on Election Rigging

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2018: The National Assembly approved formation of a special committee to probe allegations of rigging in General Election 2018 while Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs introduced the Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill 2018 in the National Assembly, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key…

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President Addresses Joint Session of Parliament

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2018: The newly elected President of Pakistan Dr. Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi on Monday addressed both Houses of the Parliament assembled together on the beginning of the first parliamentary year of the National Assembly, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

The sitting started 15 minutes behind the schedule, lasting 40 minutes during which the President spoke on national issues for 24 minutes. The Presidential Address is mandatory under the Constitution at the start of each parliamentary year. Read More >>

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Nine-Month Budget Presented in Sindh Assembly

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2018: The Sindh Assembly on Monday witnessed presentation of nine-month Budget Statement of the Financial Year 2018-19 from October 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. The PPPP Government had earlier on presented the financial year’s budget before the end of the previous assembly’s…

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Senate Leaves 40 Percent Agenda Unaddressed during 281st Session

ISLAMABAD, September 5, 2018: The House of Federation did not address 40% of its scheduled business during 281st session. The House witnessed change in its leadership following the formation of PTI-led new government at the federal level. Senator Shibli Faraz of the ruling party was notified as the Leader of the House while Senator Raja Zafar-ul-Haq of PML-N became the Leader of the Opposition.

The House considered 35 (59%) of 59 agenda items appearing on Orders of the Day set for six-sitting session. Of the remaining agenda, 23 items were never taken up while one was dropped due to absence of the concerned lawmaker. Most of the left-over agenda belonged to private lawmakers set for consideration on private members’ day (Monday). Read More >>

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Parliament, Provincial Assemblies Elect 13th President

ISLAMABAD, September 4, 2018: The federal and provincial lawmakers voted to elect the 13th President of Pakistan on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Factsheet. The election took place at the meetings of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) and the four provincial assemblies under the Article 41 (4) and the procedure provided in the…

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Senate Defers Agenda to Debate Rigging in GE-2018

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, September 3, 2018: The Senate deferred agenda on Private Member’s Day to debate the issue of rigging in General Elections 2018 on Monday which could not be initiated in the previous two sittings, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during the last…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Motion for Presidential Election

ISLAMABAD, August 31, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly on Friday passed a motion to allow the use of Provincial Assembly Hall for Presidential Election on September 4, 2018, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first and last sitting of second session:  Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly…

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Senate Again Drops Discussion on Rigging in General Elections

 ISLAMABAD, August 31, 2018: The Senate on Friday transacted most of its business but again deferred debate on the issue of rigging in General Elections 2018, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Chair admitted an Adjournment Motion (AM) in the previous sitting for debate on the issue of rigging in General Elections, 2018…

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KP Assembly Condemns Blasphemous Cartoon Contest in Netherlands

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2018: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution to condemn a blasphemous cartoon contest in Netherlands, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during first and last sitting of the 2nd session: Members’ Participation…

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Senate Defers Debate on Rigging in GE-2018

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2018: The Senate deferred the debate on the issue of rigging in General Elections 2018 on Thursday due to absence of the government ministers, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during the fourth sitting of 281st session: Members’ Participation The Senate met…

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