FAFEN Elects Secretary General, Executive Council

ISLAMABAD, October 8, 2018: Mr. Hameedullah Khan Kakar has been elected as the new Secretary General of Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) for a two-year term. He was elected at the meeting of FAFEN General Council held in Lahore on October 6, 2018. The Council also elected two members on women reserved seats, and two members…

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Balochistan Assembly Discusses NFC Award

ISLAMABAD, October 5, 2018:  The Balochistan Assembly was prorogued on Friday after a discussion on the delay in release of National Finance Commission (NFC) award, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of  third session: Members’ Participation  The Balochistan Assembly met for three hours and…

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Senate Transacts Most of its Agenda

ISLAMABAD, October 5, 2018: The Senate addressed its entire agenda on Friday except a discussion on excessive use of antibiotics, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings of ninth sitting of 282nd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours and 23 minutes. The sitting started…

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Two Resolutions, Discusses Farmers’ Issues

ISLAMABAD, October 4, 2018:  The Balochistan Assembly adopted two resolutions and held discussion on agricultural issues on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fifth sitting of the Assembly’s third session: Members’ Participation  The Balochistan Assembly met for three hours and four minutes. The sitting started at 1740…

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Punjab Assembly’s Requisitioned Session Prorogued without Addressing Agenda

ISLAMABAD, October 4, 2018: The Punjab Assembly’s second session, requisitioned by the opposition, was prorogued on Wednesday without taking up its scheduled business amidst ministers’ absence and protests by opposition parties, observers Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during first and last sitting of the…

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Senate Takes up Entire Agenda, Concludes Debate on Supplementary Budget

ISLAMABAD, October 3, 2018: The Senate took up the entire agenda appearing on Orders of the Day and concluded debate on the Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill, 2018 on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of eighth sitting of 282nd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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National Assembly Approves Supplementary Budget 2018-19

ISLAMABAD, October 3, 2018: The National Assembly was prorogued on Wednesday after passing the Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill 2018, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during ninth and last sitting of second session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three hours…

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Debate on Supplementary Budget Consumes Major Part of NA Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, October 2, 2018: The National Assembly consumed major part of its proceedings in debate on the Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill 2018 on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceeding during the eighth sitting of second session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met…

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NA Debates Supplementary Budget, Condemns Firing on AJK PM’s Helicopter

ISLAMABAD, October 1, 2018: The National Assembly continued debate on the Supplementary Budget and adopted a resolution to condemn Indian firing on the helicopter of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the House proceeding during the…

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Sindh Assembly: 56% Lawmakers Take Part in Budget Discussion

Sindh Assembly: 56% Lawmakers Take Part in Budget Discussion

ISLAMABAD, October 1, 2018: As many as 93 out of 165 (56%) sitting lawmakers participated in the general discussion on budget 2018-19 held during the second session of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Session Report.

The House met for 46 hours and 36 minutes cumulatively during eight sittings held between September 17, 2018 and September 30, 2018. Of this cumulative duration, two hours and 50 minutes were lost in suspension of proceedings due to prayer breaks. Each sitting started 56 minutes behind its scheduled time and continued for five hours and 49 minutes, on average. Read more

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