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

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

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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NA passes the Members, Election Commission (Salary, Allowances, Perks and Privileges) Bill, 2016

ISLAMABAD, August 15, 2016: The National Assembly passed the Members, Election Commission (Salary, Allowances, Perks and Privileges) Bill, 2016, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 11th sitting of National Assembly’s 34th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three hours and…

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KP Assembly: Opposition Stages Walkout over non-allocation of Funds

ISLAMABAD, August 15, 2016: The Opposition lawmakers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly staged walkout over non-allocation of development funds for MPAs despite assurance by the Chief Minister, says Free and Fair Election Network on Monday. A JUI-F lawmaker pointed out the quorum after the walkout by the Opposition following which the Chair ordered the bells…

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Balochistan PA Adopts Resolution to Condemn Quetta Blast  

ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2016: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution to condemn bomb blast in the Civil Hospital, Quetta on August 8. The House offered fateha for the martyrs as well, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during only…

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Seven Bills Introduced, One Passed in KP Assembly

ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2016: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly passed one bill, witnessed introduction of seven other bills and adopted two resolutions on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during fifth sitting of the 20th session: Members’ Participation The KP Assembly met…

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