Low Attendance Persists in NA

ISLAMABAD, January 4, 2016: Starting 13 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly witnessed low attendance as only 42 legislators (12%) were present at the start and 61 (18%) at the time of adjournment during the 2nd  sitting of its ongoing 28th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet.…

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Low Attendance NA Sitting Takes Up Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, January 1, 2016: The National Assembly took entire agenda amid low attendance of lawmakers during the 1st sitting of its 28th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceeding The National Assembly met for…

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Low Attendance Persists in Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, January 1, 2016: The Senate considered its entire agenda appearing on Orders of the Day on Friday amid low attendance of lawmakers during last sitting of its ongoing 122nd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The House witnessed low attendance as only 10 (9%) legislators were present at…

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Senate Opposes PIA Conversion into Limited Company

ISLAMABAD, December 31, 2015: The Senate adopted a joint resolution with majority vote disapproving the Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (Conversion) Ordinance, 2015 during 12th sitting of its ongoing 122nd session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The resolution was jointly sponsored by 51 Senators from PPPP, MQM, ANP,…

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Senate Discusses National Action Plan

ISLAMABAD, December 30, 2015: The Senate discussed National Action Plan and took up entire agenda during the 11th sitting of its 122nd session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House witnessed low attendance with only 16 (15%) legislators present at the start and 35 (34%) at the time of adjournment of…

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Debate on AM Consumes Two-Fifth of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, December 29, 2015: The Senate witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday during the 10th sitting of its 122nd session and debated an adjournment motion (AM) regarding the mini budget envisaging additional taxes of Rs. 40 billion, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House witnessed low attendance with only 13 (12%) legislators…

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Senate: Low Attendance Sitting Adopts A Resolution, Passed One Bill 

ISLAMABAD, December 28, 2015: The Senate adopted a resolution and passed one bill amid low attendance of lawmakers during 9th sitting of its ongoing 122nd session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. 14(14%) legislators were present at the start and 17 (17%) at the time of adjournment of…

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Better administration, over-zealous security mark high-turnout NA-154 by-election

ISLAMABAD, December 24, 2015: An impressive voter turnout of nearly 60 percent, restriction on independent observation and an over-zealous security arbitrarily interpreting election laws characterized a relatively better administered and hotly-contested by-election for NA-154 in Lodhran that preceded a campaign with excessive use of public and private money, say preliminary observation findings by the Free…

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Balochistan PA Elects New Leader of the House 

ISLAMABAD, December 24, 2015: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan unanimously elected Nawab Sanaullah Zehri as new Leader of the House on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Sanaullah Zehri was elected unopposed as the 22nd Chief Minister of the province. Some key observations are as follows: Members’ Participation in…

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Balochistan PA Elects Speaker 

ISLAMABAD, December 24, 2015: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan elected Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani as the Speaker of the Assembly on Thursday during 1st sitting of its 23rd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Rahila Durrani was elected unopposed and became the first ever woman to take oath as…

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