FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 120th Session Report

ISLAMABAD, October 14, 2015: With an average of 9% lawmakers present at the start and 27% at the end of each sitting, the 120th session of Senate passed four government bills and adopted seven resolutions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session comprising seven sittings, started on October 5 and concluded on October 13, 2015. One sitting started on time while other started seven minutes behind the scheduled time and lasted three hour and 38 minutes on average.

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Balochistan PA Passes Eight Bills, Adopts Five Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, October 13, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly passed eight government bills and adopted five resolutions amid low attendance and participation of lawmakers during the 21th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its report based on direct observation of the House.

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Senate Passes One Bill, Takes Up Two CANs

ISLAMABAD, October 13, 2015: Senate passed the State Bank of Pakistan (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and took up two calling attention notice (CANs) during the last sitting of 120th session on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House witnessed low attendance as only eleven (10%) lawmakers were present…

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Balochistan PA Passes Two Bills, Adopts One Resolution

ISLAMABAD, October 12, 2015: Starting 61 minutes behind the schedule, the Balochistan Assembly passed two bills and adopted one resolution during the last sitting of 21st session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Low attendance of lawmakers persisted during the sitting as 28 (43%) lawmakers were present at the start and 24…

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Senate Adopts Two Resolutions amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, October 12, 2015: The Senate adopted two resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers during the second private members’ day (6th sitting) of ongoing 120th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Moved by JI lawmaker, the House adopted a resolution about increase in pension of the…

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KP Assembly Passes Bill, Adopts Resolution

ISLAMABAD, October 12, 2015: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly passed one bill and also adopted a resolution amid low attendance of lawmakers during the 66th sitting of its ongoing 15th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 44 minutes behind the schedule with 34 lawmakers (27%) present at the…

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Restrictions on Observation Mar Otherwise Better-Managed Punjab By-Elections

Islamabad, October 11, 2015: Followed by a colorful and competitive campaign dotted with flagrant violations of the election laws and code of conduct and notwithstanding widespread restrictions to the observation of voting and counting processes, improved security arrangements ensured relatively smooth conduct of hotly contested by-elections in two national and one provincial assembly constituencies in…

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KP Assembly Sitting Marked by Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, October 9, 2015: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly witnessed low attendance of lawmakers and was marked by lack of quorum during the 65th sitting of its ongoing 15th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started five minutes behind the schedule with 15 lawmakers (12%) present at the start…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Three Bills, Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, October 9, 2015: Starting 45 minutes behind the schedule, the Balochistan Assembly passed three bills and adopted similar number of resolutions during the 4th sitting of ongoing 21st session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Low attendance of lawmakers persisted during the sitting as 22 (34%) lawmakers were present at the…

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Senate Passes National University of Medical Sciences Bill

ISLAMABAD, October 9, 2015: The Senate passed the National University of Medical Sciences Bill, 2015 during 5th sitting of the ongoing 120th session on Friday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The Minister for Defence introduced the bill which was initially opposed by the opposition lawmakers, including PPPP, ANP…

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