ECP’s Weak Enforcement Marks LG Phase 2 Elections

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2015: The second phase of the Local Government elections in 26 districts of Punjab and Sindh have been characterized by illegalities and irregularities amidst weak enforcement and monitoring by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) or its designated officials. The party-based election, however, witnessed an impressive turnout and remained largely peaceful despite fear of violence in some districts, says a press statement issued on Friday.

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KP PA Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2015: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa left its entire agenda unaddressed on Friday during 69th sitting of its 15 session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. The sitting was adjourned due to lack of quorum fifteen minutes after it started. Some key observations of the House…

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NA Takes Up 80% of its Agenda

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2015: The National Assembly addressed eighty percent of its agenda during first sitting of its 26th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House also observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims of terrorist attacks in Paris. Following are some key observations of the House proceeding:…

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FAFEN to Observe Second Phase of LG Polls Tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) will observe the second phase of the Local Government elections in 14 districts of Sindh and 12 districts of Punjab on November 19, 2015, says a press statement issued here on Wednesday.

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Balochistan PA: POs Consume 88% of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, November 17, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly spent more than two hours on Points of Order during the fifth sitting of its 22nd Session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The rest of the proceeding was consumed by debate on two resolutions that the House adopted. The first resolution sought relaxation in…

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KP Assembly Takes up more than 70% Agenda

ISLAMABAD, November 17, 2015: With 47 (38%) lawmakers present at the outset and 48 (39%) at the time its adjournment, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly took only 40 minutes to take up 71 percent of its agenda for Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House passed one bill and allowed…

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KP Assembly Meets for Six Minutes

ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2015: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly witnessed one of its shortest sittings on Monday when it met for six minutes in the presence of nineteen lawmakers. The sitting started at 1513 hours against the scheduled time of 1500 hours. Besides the Speaker, a maximum of 19 lawmakers were present. PML-N lawmaker pointed…

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Balochistan PA: Debate on AM Consumes 88% of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, November 14, 2015: Starting 65 minutes behind the scheduled time, the Balochistan Assembly debated an Adjournment Motion (AM) for 88 % (136 minutes) of the sitting time, says Free and Fair Election Network on Saturday. The House adopted a resolution to ensure maximum benefits to farmers through Prime Minister’s Package announced for them. Some key observations…

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NA’s 25th session elects Speaker, passes three bills

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly elected its Speaker and passed three bills during its 25th session that started on November 6, 2015 and was concluded on November 11, 2015.  Members of the National Assembly elected Sardar Ayaz Sadiq as Speaker with majority vote during second sitting of the session. Mr. Sadiq had previously served as Speaker…

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Senate: 90% Agenda Taken up in Last Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2015: With eight (7%) lawmakers present at the outset and 30 (29%) at the time of adjournment, the Senate took up 90 percent agenda during last sitting of its 121st session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House passed the Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill 2015,…

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