Sindh Assembly Passes Eight Government Bills

ISLAMABAD, May 24, 2018: The Sindh Assembly on Thursday passed eight government bills and deferred five other legislative proposals, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 11th sitting of the 40th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for three hours and 53 minutes.…

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NIC & Voter Registration Campaign Contributes to Unprecedented Increase of 4.3 Million Women Voters in 7 Months

ISLAMABAD, May 24, 2018: Unprecedented efforts of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and civil society in registering eligible-age women have successfully led to an unparalleled increase of 4,307,553 women on the electoral rolls in the last seven months. This increase indicates the success of the ECP’s Women NIC…

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NA Passes 31st Constitutional Amendment

ISLAMABAD, May 24, 2018:  The National Assembly passed the Constitution (Thirty-first Amendment) Bill, 2018 on Thursday providing for the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Provincially Administered Tribal Area (PATA) with the respective Provinces, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations…

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Three Bills Introduced in Senate

ISLAMABAD, May 24, 2018:  The Senate on Thursday witnessed introduction of three government bills which were referred to the relevant committees for further consideration, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first sitting of 278th session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for 42 minutes. The…

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National Assembly Passes Bill to Check Human Trafficking

ISLAMABAD, May 23, 2018: The National Assembly on Wednesday passed four government bills including the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Bill, 2018 aimed at ensuring measures to prevent and combat human trafficking, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the 17th sitting of the…

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Sindh PA Concludes Debate on Provincial Budget, Approves 153 Demands for Grants

ISLAMABAD, May 22, 2018: The Sindh Assembly on Tuesday concluded debate on Provincial Budget and also approved 153 demands for grants, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 10th sitting of the 40th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for four hours…

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Budget Session of Balochistan Assembly Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, May 22, 2018: The Budget Session of Balochistan Assembly was prorogued sine die after the Chief Minister laid the Schedule of Authorized Expenditure 2018-19 and the Supplementary Schedule of Authorized Expenditure 2017-18 before the House, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the…

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National Assembly Defers Private Members’ Business

ISLAMABAD, May 22, 2018: The National Assembly deferred private members’ agenda on Tuesday and consumed major portion of its proceedings in discussing Points of Order, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the 16th sitting of the 56th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly…

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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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