Lawmakers Disinterest Marks Punjab Assembly’s 35th session

ISLAMABAD, May 10, 2018: Lack of interest of provincial lawmakers in proceedings marked the 35th session of Punjab Assembly, which passed one private member’s as well as two government bills and witnessed the introduction of nine legislative proposals.

The session, comprising seven sittings, started on April 26, 2018 and concluded on May 7, 2018. The cumulative duration of the sittings was 11 hours and 27 minutes as each sitting, on average, witnessed a delay of an hour and 46 minutes from its starting time and continued for an hour and 38 minutes.

The lack of quorum persisted during the first five sittings and it was pointed out for seven times. Four sittings had to be adjourned due to the presence of less than 25% (93) lawmakers in the House while the required number was found complete twice after the customary bells were rung for five minutes. One instance was such when the quorum was found complete after suspension of the proceedings for 40 minutes.Read More >>

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Senate Concludes Debate on Budget; Seeks Power to Approve Money Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 10, 2018: The Senate on Thursday concluded debate on the Federal Budget 2018-19 and discussed necessary amendment in the Constitution for authorising it to approve money bill including the finance bill, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of 9th sitting of 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate…

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National Assembly: 28 Lawmakers Participate in Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, May 10, 2018: The National Assembly continued general discussion on the Annual Budget 2018-19 on Thursday and 28 lawmakers participated in debate on it,  observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the eighth sitting of the 56th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Five Government Bills

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2018: The Sindh Assembly passed five government bills on Wednesday including a legislative proposal returned by the Governor, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during first sitting of the 40th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for three hours and…

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Senate Adopts Recommendations on Finance Bill, 2018

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2018: The Senate on Wednesday passed a motion to adopt 156 recommendations on the Finance Bill, 2018 containing the Annual Budget Statement as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of 8th sitting of 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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National Assembly Continues Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2018: The National Assembly continued general discussion on the Annual Budget 2018-19 on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the seventh sitting of the 56th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for five hours and 40 minutes. The sitting started…

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Debate on Finance Bill Consumes 73% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2018: The Senate continued the discussion on Finance Bill, 2018 consuming two hours and 28 minutes of the proceedings on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.  Following are key observations of the proceedings during 7th sitting of 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and…

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NA Passes Two Government and Nine Private Members’ Bills

ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2018: The National Assembly passed two government and nine private members’ bills on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the sixth sitting of the 56th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and 56 minutes. The sitting started…

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NA Condemns Attack on Interior Minister, Continues Debate on Budget

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2018: The National Assembly on Monday condemned the gun attack on Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal in Narowal and continued general discussion on the Annual Budget 2018-19, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fifth sitting of the 56th session: Members’ Participation The National…

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Opposition Walks Out from Senate against Ministerial Absence

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2018: The Opposition walked out from the Senate proceedings on Monday to protest against the absence of Foreign and Interior Ministers who were summoned to brief the House about media reports of shifting Dr Shakil Afridi to Rawalpindi from Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of 6th sitting of…

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