PM’s Maiden Speech Sets the Tone for Govt Priorities

Lack of Quorum Leads to Adjournment of Senate Sitting ISLAMABAD, August 27, 2018: The Prime Minister in his maiden speech in the Senate on Monday emphasized the need for tax reforms and vowed to take up the sensitive issue of blasphemous caricatures at the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the United Nations Forum to highlight…

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Profiles of Provincial Assemblies 2018 - 2023

Profiles of Provincial Assemblies 2018 – 2023

ISLAMABAD, August 24, 2018: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has compiled the Profiles of the Members of all Provincial Assemblies (MPAs) who started their five-year term in August 2018. This detailed analysis report includes the party position of the MPAs, their qualifications, professional diversity, contribution to party funds, pending criminal cases, and their assets.

The report is based on the information contained in Form-B and Affidavits as annexed to the Nomination Papers submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) by the contesting candidates of General Election 2018.

Values in foreign currency have been converted in to Pakistani Rupee using the online currency conversion utility Oanda at the rate applicable on the date of submission of Statement of Assets and Liabilities, while value of gold (where not mentioned) has been calculated at the rate of 60,000 PKR per Tola. Read More >>

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Punjab Assembly Elects CM Amidst PML-N’s Protest

ISLAMABAD, August 19, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab elected PTI’s nominee Usman Ahmad Khan Buzdar as Chief Minister of the province amidst PML-N lawmakers’ protest against the election on Sunday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third and last sitting of the Assembly’s first…

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Balochistan Assembly Elects CM, Adopts Resolution against Blasphemous Contest

ISLAMABAD, August 18, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan held the Chief Minister’s election as well as adopted a resolution against a blasphemous cartoon contest in Netherlands during the session’s last sitting on Saturday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third and last sitting of…

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National Assembly Elects Prime Minister amidst Protests

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, August 17, 2018: The National Assembly on Friday elected Imran Khan as the Leader of the House with 176 votes in his favor and 96 against him that went to PML-N Candidate Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the…

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Balochistan PA Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum after Electing Speaker, Deputy Speaker

ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan elected its Speaker and the Deputy Speaker on Thursday and was adjourned due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the Assembly’s first session:  Members’ Participation The Assembly met for…

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Punjab Assembly Elects Speaker, Deputy Speaker Amidst Protests

ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab elected its Speaker and the Deputy Speaker on Thursday amidst protests by the PTI and PML-N lawmakers, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the Assembly’s first session:  Members’ Participation The Assembly met for…

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15th National Assembly Profile

15th National Assembly Profile

ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2018: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has released the Profile of 15th National Assembly (NA), which was sworn in on August 13, 2018. Currently, there are 330 members in the House. As many as nine seats have been vacated by the legislators who had won more than one seat in GE-2018. Moreover, two general seats are vacant due to postponement of the election while a woman-reserved seat of KP is also vacant. The incumbent Assembly has a representation of 12 political parties as compared to 18 parties represented in the previous Assembly. Additionally, there are four independent legislators in the House.

This report is based on information contained in Form B and Affidavits as annexed to the Nomination Papers submitted to the Election Commission of Pakistan by the candidates for General Election 2018. Read More >>

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Sindh Assembly Elects Chief Minister

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2018: The Sindh Assembly on Thursday elected the Leader of the House, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of the third and last sitting of the first session:  Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for four hours and 14 minutes.…

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KP Assembly Elects Chief Minister

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) elected the Leader of the House on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of the third and last sitting of the first session:  Members’ Participation The KP Assembly met for two…

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