Lack of Quorum Leads to Prorogation of NA Session

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2017: The proceedings of the National Assembly continued for 15 minutes on Thursday as the Chair announced prorogation of the session sine die after the quorum was found incomplete, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 11th sitting of the…

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Quorum Issue Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2017: The quorum issue persisted in the National Assembly on Wednesday as the sitting remained suspended for 52 minutes 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 tenth sitting of the…

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Senate Passes Two Bills, Concludes Debate on Recent Sit-in at Faizabad

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2017: The Senate on Wednesday passed two bills and winded up debate on an adjournment motion regarding recent sit-in at Faizabad Interchange in Islamabad, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 8th (last) sitting of the 271st session:  Members’ Participation…

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NA Skips Agenda; Discusses Political and Agricultural Issues

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2017: The National Assembly on Tuesday did not take up agenda on Private Member’s Day and debated issues related to politics and agriculture, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during ninth sitting of the 50th session: Members’ Participation The National…

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Senate Passes Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017

84 members voted in favour, while one went against the bill on reallocation of NA’s seats among federating units ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2017: The Senate passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 on Tuesday providing for reallocation of the National Assembly’s seats among the federating units, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the…

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Senate Withdraws Bills from Interior Committee due to Inordinate Delay in Reports

The House of Federation exercises the option for the first time; adopts four resolutions ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2017: The Senate on Monday adopted four resolutions and suspended its proceedings to consider two private member’s bills for the first time after converting itself into Committee of the Whole as these bills were delayed and not reported…

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Quorum Issue Persists; NA Sitting Adjourned

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2017: The treasury benches could not ensure the presence of required number of legislators in the House, as Monday was the sixth day when the proceedings had to be adjourned due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).  Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth sitting of…

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Coalition for Inclusive Pakistan Launched

Transgender, disabled and women rights’ activists demand inclusive electoral process ISLAMABAD, December 17, 2017: A unique coalition for transgender, disabled and women rights’ activists has been launched to take part in the electoral process in the upcoming general election and exercise their right to vote independently, in secret and with dignity. The coalition of 30 transgender,…

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KP Assembly Adjourned to Meet Again on Jan 15, 2018

ISLAMABAD, December 15, 2017: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution and passed one bill before getting adjourned to meet again after one month, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during sixth sitting of the 27th session: Members’ Participation The KP Assembly met…

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Senate Discusses Govt. Commitments to Islamic Military Coalition

ISLAMABAD, December 15, 2017: The Senate on Friday debated commitments made by the Federal Government to the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are the key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 271st session.   Members’ Participation The Senate met for an hour and 50 minutes. The sitting…

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