KP Assembly: Lack of Quorum Leads to Adjournment of Sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 20, 2016: Starting 34 minutes behind the scheduled time, the second sitting of 21st session of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly was adjourned due to lack of quorum, says Free and Fair Election Network on Tuesday. The sitting began at 1534 hours against the scheduled time of 1500 hours with 30 lawmakers (24%) present…

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Improved Enforcement of Election Laws Marks Sahiwal By-Election

FAFEN observers disallowed observation at 10% of polling stations Security forces barred FAFEN’s duly accredited representatives from observing the voting processes at 10 percent of the polling stations in the otherwise better managed by-election for the vacant National Assembly seat in Sahiwal (NA-162 Sahiwal-III) held on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). At…

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KP Assembly Passes Whistleblower Protection Bill 2016

  ISLAMABAD, September 19, 2016: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly passed two bills, including the KP Whistleblower Protection and Vigilance Commission Bill, 2016 amid low attendance of lawmakers on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Members’ Participation in 1st Sitting of the 21st Session The KP Assembly met for an hour…

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National Assembly Prorogued Without Addressing Agenda

ISLAMABAD, September 9, 2016: The National Assembly session was prorogued on Friday without addressing last sitting’s agenda except a report, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and 22 minutes.…

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Senate Takes up Two Third Agenda

ISLAMABAD, September 9, 2016: The Senate took up two third of the agenda before being prorogued sine die on Friday during the last sitting of its 252nd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House business in 5th sitting: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours…

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FAFEN Organizes Seminar on Challenges to Democracy

FAFEN Organizes Seminar on Challenges to Democracy

ISLAMABAD, September 8, 2016: Speakers at a seminar called for immediate government steps to improve governance, eradicate corruption, reduce income inequalities and introduce political reforms as prerequisites for strengthening democracy in Pakistan. The seminar titled “Challenges to Democracy in Pakistan” was held under the aegis of Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability-Free and Fair Election…

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234 Violations in Low Turnout PS-127 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, September 8, 2016: FAFEN observers reported one incident each of violence and a polling station capture in the by-election held for PS-127 (Karachi-XXXIX) on Thursday which was marked by low voter turnout amid heavy presence of security. Illegal campaigning and canvassing and incidents of intimidation of voters by workers of a political party were…

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Senate Transacts Most of Agenda amid Multiple Walkouts

ISLAMABAD, September 8, 2016: The Senate transacted most of its agenda amid multiple walkouts during the fourth sitting of its 252nd session on Thursday, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House business: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours and 34 minutes.…

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National Assembly Defers Hindu Marriage Bill

ISLAMABAD, September 8, 2016: The National Assembly deferred the government bill providing for solemnization of Hindu marriages on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three hours and eight minutes. The…

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Senate Discusses Quetta, Mardan Terror Incidents

ISLAMABAD, September 7, 2016: The Senate on Wednesday discussed incidents of terrorism at Civil Hospital Quetta and District Courts Mardan during third sitting of the 252nd session, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House business: Members’ Participation The Senate met for five hours…

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