KP Assembly Passes LG Bill 2015 amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 1, 2015: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly passed the KP Local Government (6th Amendment Bill) 2015 amid low attendance of lawmakers during the 74th sitting of its ongoing 15th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 49 minutes behind the schedule with 33 members (27%) present at…

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KP PA: Break Consumes More Than One Third of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, November 30 2015: Starting 32 minutes behind the scheduled time, proceeding of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly remained stalled for 35 minutes due to prayer break, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. The sitting started at 1532 hours against its scheduled time of 1500 hours with 46 legislators (37%) present at…

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Transparency in Attendance Record Improves Senators’ Participation in Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, November 29, 2015: The public release of the Senator’s attendance record has contributed in improving lawmakers’ participation in the proceedings of Upper House of the Parliament, says Free and Fair Election Network in Senate Attendance Report released here on Sunday. The Senate Attendance Report of 121st Session is based on the attendance record of…

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KP Assembly Leaves 83% Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 27, 2015: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly (KP) continued debating an adjournment motion on rehabilitation efforts in earthquake-hit areas while left 83% of its agenda unaddressed on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House adopted two resolutions while two bills and as many Calling Attention Notices (CANs) on…

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NA Agenda Unaddressed due to Lacking Quorum

ISLAMABAD, November 27, 2015: The National Assembly session was prorogued on Friday whereas the House could not transact 80% of its agenda due to lack of quorum during last sitting of 26th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation…

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NA Leaves Legislative Business Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 26, 2015: The National Assembly took up only two Calling Attention Notices (CANs) besides Question Hour on Thursday during fifth sitting of ongoing 26th session, 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…

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FAFEN Calls for Women’s Voter Registration Emergency

ISLAMABAD, November 25, 2015: The difference in male and female voter registration widened from 10.97 million in May 2013 to 11.65 million in September 2015, indicating at the need for urgent efforts by political parties and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to maximize women’s voter registration ahead of General Elections 2018, says a statement issued by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday.

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NA Takes Up Most of its Agenda

ISLAMABAD, November 25, 2015: The National Assembly addressed its entire agenda except for a motion of thanks on Wednesday during fourth sitting of ongoing 26th session, 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…

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KP Assembly: Break Consumes 36% of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, November 24, 2015: Starting 25 minutes behind the scheduled time, proceedings of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly remained stalled for 40 minutes due to prayer break, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday. The sitting started at 1525 hours against its scheduled time of 1500 hours with 35 legislators (28%) present at…

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