Chairman Suspends Senate Sitting due to Ministers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2015: The Chairman Senate suspended the House proceeding for 15 minutes on Tuesday due to absence of relevant ministers who had to present various agenda items appearing on Orders of the Day during seventh sitting of the Senate’s ongoing 121st session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The…

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Senate Adopts Four Resolutions amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 9, 2015: The Senate adopted four resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers here on Monday during the 6th sitting of its ongoing 121st session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The resolutions adopted by the House were; to pay tribute to national poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal, establish Natural…

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Balochistan PA Adopts One Resolution amid Low Attendance

Islamabad, November 09, 2015: Starting 20 minutes behind the schedule, the Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution and witnessed introduction of a bill during the 2nd sitting of its 22nd session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Minister for Law introduced the Balochistan (Wildlife Protection, Preservation, Conservation and Management) Amendment Bill 2015. The…

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NA Elects Speaker, Passes One Bill

ISLAMABAD, November 9, 2015: The National Assembly swore in the newly elected Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq on Monday during second sitting of its 25th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Acting Speaker administered oath to Ayaz Sadiq who won election of the Speaker by securing 268 votes against PTI candidate Shafqat Mahmood…

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Balochistan PA Adopts a Resolution, Takes up One-Fourth of Questions

Islamabad, November 06, 2015: Starting 45 minutes behind the schedule, the Balochistan Assembly adopted one resolution and took up two questions appearing on the list of business, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Friday. A joint resolution adopted by the House was about withdrawal of sales tax on coal business. On behalf of…

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NA Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 6, 2015: The National Assembly swears in four members who have won recent by-elections at the first sitting of its 25th Session, leaving the entire agenda on the Order of the Day unattended, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Acting Speaker administered oath to the newly elected lawmakers and announced the schedule for…

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85% Questions Remain Unaddressed in Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 6, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Friday did not take up 85% questions appearing on the agenda as most of the time during question hour was consumed in answering supplementary questions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 13 legislators (12%) present at the start…

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FAFEN Urges Federal Govt to Enact Right to Information Law

ISLAMABAD, November 5, 2015: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has called upon the Federal Government to extend to the citizens the constitutional Right to Information as guaranteed by Article 19-A through appropriate legislation, says a statement issued on Thursday.

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Points of Public Importance Consume 47% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 5, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Thursday was marked by thin attendance of lawmakers and a major part of the proceeding was consumed by points of public importance, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 10 legislators (9%) present at the start and 20 (19%)…

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Low Attendance Persists in Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 4, 2015: The Senate witnessed another day of low attendance during the third sitting of its 121st session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. Only 7 (6%) legislators were present at the start and 32 (31%) at the time of adjournment of the sitting. The House discussed…

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