NA Amends National Command Authority Act in absence of PM, Opposition

ISLAMABAD, September 5, 2016: The National Assembly passed two Government bills, including the National Command Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the absence of Opposition parties who were staging walkout against the Prime Minister’s disqualification reference issue, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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Senate Suspends Agenda to Discuss Terror Attacks

ISLAMABAD, September 5, 2016: The Upper House of the Parliament suspended regular agenda on Monday and discussed the recent terror attacks in Quetta and Mardan, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The House also adopted a resolution to condemn the terrorist activities in both the cities, resulting in the loss…

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National Assembly: Panama Inquiry Bill Introduced; Altaf Statement Condemned

ISLAMABAD, September 2, 2016: The National Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the anti-Pakistan statement of Altaf Hussain while the government introduced the Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Bill, 2016 before the Lower House on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of…

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Punjab Assembly Debates Law & Order; Skips Bills

ISLAMABAD, September 2, 2016: The Punjab Assembly held discussion on law and order amidst low attendance of lawmakers and was prorogued without taking up two government bills on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during 10th and last sitting of the 23rd session: Members’…

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Punjab Assembly Takes Up Kashmir Issue; Ignores Regular Agenda

ISLAMABAD, September 1, 2016: The Punjab Assembly did not take up the legislative and non-legislative business set for Thursday’s sitting, but discussed human rights’ violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during ninth sitting of the 23rd session: Members’ Participation…

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Curbs on Observation in NA-63 Jhelum-II by-election

Heavy presence of security personnel observed inside polling stations  Incidents of violations decreased significantly under ECP officials ISLAMABAD, August 31, 2016: Security officials barred duly accredited FAFEN election observers from observing nearly 10 percent of the polling stations in the by-election for NA-63 (Jhelum-II) held on Wednesday. However, the observation was allowed in the by-election…

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Punjab Assembly amends revenue authority, animal slaughter laws

ISLAMABAD, August 31, 2016: The Punjab Assembly passed two government bills amending the Punjab Revenue Authority Act 2012 and the Punjab Animal Slaughter Control Act 1963 on Wednesday, , observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during eighth sitting of the 23rd session: Members’ Participation in…

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Punjab Assembly Defers Discussion on Important Public Issues

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2016: The Punjab Assembly deferred three Adjournment Motions and two Zero Hour Notices on Tuesday due to failure of the government to respond to them, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during seventh sitting of the 23rd session: Members’ Participation The Punjab…

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Punjab Assembly legislates to ban child labour, help terror victims

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2016: The Punjab Assembly passed three government bills providing for ban on child labour, relief for victims of terrorism and increase in pecuniary jurisdiction of District Appellate Courts on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during sixth sitting of the 23rd…

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, August 27, 2016: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan on Saturday unanimously adopted two separate resolutions to condemn the anti-Pakistan statements of MQM’s Chief and India Prime Minister, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the only sitting of the 33rd session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly met for…

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