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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Important Leaders Missing from Punjab Assembly Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, August 26, 2016: The Punjab Assembly was forced to defer eight Starred Questions and six Adjournment Motions amid the absence of Leader of the House, Leader of the Opposition and all Parliamentary leaders, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Friday. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during fifth sitting…

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Punjab Assembly Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, August 25, 2016: The Punjab Assembly could not transact any business after 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 fourth sitting of 23rd session: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Punjab Assembly met for an…

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Low Attendance Punjab Assembly Addresses Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, August 24, 2016: The Punjab Assembly witnessed introduction of nine government legislative proposals, including five ordinances and four bills, while missing quorum was identified twice on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of 23rd session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met…

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Punjab Assembly Demands Reduction in Drug Prices

Condemns Indian PM, MQM Chief’s Provocative Statements ISLAMABAD, August 23, 2016: The Punjab Assembly adopted three resolutions, including a Private Member’s resolution, and witnessed the introduction of two government bills on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of 23rd session: Members’…

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Punjab Assembly Ignores Legislative Business

ISLAMABAD, August 22, 2016: The Punjab Assembly preferred supplementary agenda over regular legislative business on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during first sitting of 23rd session: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Punjab Assembly met for an hour and 57 minutes. The sitting…

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Orderly, Peaceful Jacobabad By-Election Witnesses Low Turnout

ISLAMABAD, August 20, 2016: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) effectively curtailed otherwise commonly found party camps around polling stations to curb illegal campaigning and canvassing in a low-turnout by-election held on a Sindh Assembly constituency in Jacobabad (PS-14) on Saturday. The party camps that were established before start of the poll were removed by…

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Relatively low incidence of violations observed in DG Khan by-election

ISLAMABAD, August 18, 2016: The by-election for a Punjab Assembly constituency in Dera Ghazi Khan (PP-240) held on Thursday was better managed and largely peaceful. FAFEN observers reported four violations of laws, rules and codes of conduct on an average per polling station as compared to recently held by-elections in three constituencies of Sindh where…

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Parliamentary Committee Set Up to Amend Accountability Law

ISLAMABAD, August 17, 2016: The National Assembly adopted a motion on Wednesday setting up a Parliamentary Committee to consider amendments in National Accountability Act, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during last (13th) sitting of National Assembly’s 34th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met…

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NA Skips Resolutions and Motions Under Rule 259

ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2016: The National Assembly did not take up resolutions and Motions under Rule 259 on Private Members’ day, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 12th sitting of National Assembly’s 34th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two…

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