FAFEN Lauds Balochistan Assembly’s Move to Amend Rules of Procedure

ISLAMABAD, November 3, 2016: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has welcomed the Balochistan government’s initiative to amend the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of the Balochistan Assembly, which provides for the Calling Attention Notices. Currently, Balochistan is the only province where assembly rules do not permit the Members of the Provincial Assembly…

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Balochistan Assembly Takes Step to Amend Rules of Procedure

ISLAMABAD, November 2, 2016: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan transacted its entire business and referred an amendment to the Rules of Procedure of Assembly regarding insertion of new section of Calling Attention Notice to the relevant standing committee on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of…

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KP Assembly Passes Bill amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, October 26, 2016: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly passed a bill amid low attendance of lawmakers during 13th sitting of the ongoing 21st session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 29 minutes behind the schedule with 15 members (12%) present at the start and 12 (10%) at the…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Bill to Restrict Child Labour

ISLAMABAD, October 24, 2016: The Punjab Assembly passed three government bills, including the one that puts restrictions on employment of children and adolescents, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during seventh and last sitting of 24th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met…

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KP Assembly Extends Police Ordinance 2016

ISLAMABAD, October 24, 2016: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly adopted a resolution to extend the KP Police Ordinance, 2016 in the absence of Leader of the House and the Opposition Leader on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the proceedings of 12th sitting…

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Legislators Call for Reforms in Punjab Assembly Rules of Procedure

LAHORE, October 21, 2016: The Legislative Support Group (LSG) of the Punjab Assembly met on Friday and endorsed Free and Fair Election Network’s recommendations for improvement in legislatures’ effectiveness. The first meeting of the LSG, attended by 24 Members of Punjab Assembly, vowed to review and reform the Punjab Assembly Rules of Procedure framed almost…

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KP Assembly Sitting Marked by Lack of Quorum

 ISLAMABAD, October 21, 2016: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly witnessed low attendance of lawmakers and was marked by lack of quorum during the 11th sitting of its ongoing 21st session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting began with just 20 lawmakers (16%) present at the start and 26 (21%) at…

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Low Attendance Persists in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, October 21, 2016: The trend of low attendance persisted in the Punjab Assembly during sixth sitting of its 24th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting remained suspended for 24 minutes due to lack of quorum which also witnessed protest by the Opposition lawmakers for 15 minutes. Following are…

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Shikarpur By-Election: Heightened Security Improves Enforcement, Undermines Transparency

ISLAMABAD, October 20, 2016: Notwithstanding the marked decrease in number of violations of law, the usual procedural irregularities of canvassing around polling stations, presence of unauthorized personnel inside polling premises, absence of arrangement facilitating women voters and curbs on observation continued to be reported from a number of polling stations established by ECP for by-election…

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Punjab Assembly Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, October 20, 2016: The Punjab Assembly could not proceed beyond 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 fifth sitting of 24th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for an hour and 14 minutes. The…

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