Opposition Leader Discusses Provincial Budget in Sindh Assembly

ISLAMABAD, May 21, 2018: The Sindh Assembly continued general discussion on the Provincial Budget and the Leader of the Opposition took part in debate for three hours consuming 53 percent of the proceedings’ time, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Finance Bill, Approves 56 Demands for Grants

ISLAMABAD, May 21, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly on Monday passed the Balochistan Finance Bill, 2018 and approved 56 demands for grants, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during seventh sitting of the Assembly’s 52nd session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly met for 50…

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Quorum Issue Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, May 21, 2018: The quorum issue persisted in the National Assembly on Monday as the sitting had to be adjourned due to the presence of less than 25 percent lawmakers in the House, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the 15th sitting of the 56th…

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Balochistan Assembly Concludes Debate on Provincial Budget 2018-19

Leave Application of Advisor to CM on Excise Rejected ISLAMABAD, May 20, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly on Sunday concluded debate on provincial budget 2018-19, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth sitting of the Assembly’s 52nd session:  Members’ Participation  The Assembly met for two hours and 13 minutes. The…

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Sindh Assembly: 12 Lawmakers Participate in Debate on Provincial Budget

ISLAMABAD, May 19, 2018: The Sindh Assembly continued general discussion on the Provincial Budget and twelve lawmakers participated in debate, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Saturday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during eighth sitting of the 40th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for five hours…

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Balochistan Assembly Continues Budget Discussion

ISLAMABAD, May 19, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly held a 52-minute discussion on provincial budget 2018-19 on Saturday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the Assembly’s 52nd session:  Members’ Participation  The Assembly met for an hour and two minutes. The sitting started at 1600 hours against…

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Debate on Provincial Budget Consumes 82% of Sindh Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2018: The Sindh Assembly continued general discussion on the Provincial Budget consuming two hours and 42 minutes of the proceedings on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.  Following are key observations of the House proceedings during seventh sitting of the 40th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met…

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Balochistan Assembly Starts Budget Discussion

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly began discussing the provincial budget 2018-19 on Friday while censuring PkMAP lawmakers for misbehaving with the Chair during last day’s sittings, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of the Assembly’s 52nd session:  Members’ Participation  The Assembly met for an…

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Senate Passes 16 Bills, Makes 156 Recommendations on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2018: The Senate passed 14 government bills and two private members’ bills during the 277th session that continued between April 27, 2018 and May 15, 2018.

The session comprising 12 sittings also adopted three resolutions and took up four Calling Attention Notices (CANs). According to FAFEN’s headcounts, on an average, 18 (17%) lawmakers were present at the commencement and 17 (16%) at the adjournment of each sitting. Senate’s official attendance records show an average 64 of (62%) members present during each sitting.

On average, the sittings started four minutes behind the scheduled time while the average duration of each sitting remained two hours and 47 minutes. The Chairman attended ten out of 12 sittings and presided over 79% of the proceedings while the Deputy Chairman attended only two sitting and presided over 21% of the proceedings.

The Leader of the House attended 57% proceedings during 11 sittings while the Leader of the Opposition attended 60% of the proceedings during 10 sittings. The Prime Minister did not attend any of the sittings. According to the Senate’s Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business, 2012, the Prime Minister is required to attend the Prime Minister’s Zero Hour (last half hour of each sitting) at least once in every week when the Senate is in session. Read More >>

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NA Approves Finance Bill, Supplementary Demands for Grants

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2018: The National Assembly approved the Finance Bill, 2018 and 127 Supplementary Demands for Grants for financial year 2017-18, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the 14th sitting of the 56th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly…

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