KP Assembly Passes One Bill amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, October 5, 2015: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly passed one bill during the 63rd sitting of its ongoing 15th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 38 minutes behind the schedule with 45 lawmakers (36%) present at the start and 55 (44%) at the time of adjournment. The…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Two Bills

ISLAMABAD, October 3, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly passed two bills amid low attendance of lawmakers during the second sitting of its ongoing 21st session on Saturday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 30 minutes behind the schedule with 20 lawmakers (31%) present at the start and 28 (43%) at the time…

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KP Assembly: Four Bills Introduced, One Resolution Adopted

ISLAMABAD, October 2, 2015: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly witnessed introduction of four bills and adopted one resolution during the 62nd sitting of 15th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The bills introduced in the House included the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Civil Servants (Amendment) Bill 2015, the Provincial Services Academy (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Defense Housing Authority Bill

ISLAMABAD, October 1, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly passed Defense Housing Authority Quetta Bill, 2015 amid low attendance of lawmakers during the first sitting of its 21st session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House adopted a resolution to express condolence over tragic Hajj Stampede which claimed hundreds of lives, while another…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 119th Session Report

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2015: The 119th session of Senate was marked by low attendance of lawmakers during all five sittings, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session started on September 14 and was prorogued sine die on September 18, 2015 with almost all the sittings starting on scheduled time. On average, each sitting lasted three hours and 24 minutes with 19 (18%) lawmakers present at the outset and 26 (25%) at the time of adjournment.

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Low Attendance Persists in Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2015: The Senate continued to witness low attendance as only 12 (11%) legislators were present at the start and 24 (23%) at the time of adjournment during the last sitting of its 119th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The quorum was visibly lacking during…

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Points of Order Consume Two-Fifths of Senate’s Sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2015: The Senate continued to witness thin attendance of lawmakers during its sitting on Thursday as Points of Order (POs) consumed more than two-fifths (43%) of sitting’s time, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 15 lawmakers (14%) were present at the outset and 20 (19%) at the time of adjournment.…

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Senate Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2015: Starting at the scheduled time, the third sitting of Senate’s ongoing 119th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum after meeting for two hours and 50 minutes, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. A PTI lawmaker pointed out the quorum at 1745 hours, following which the…

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Relatively well-managed by-election in PK-93 held in presence of heavy security

Islamabad, September 16, 2015: A relatively better managed and largely peaceful by-election in PK-93 (Upper Dir) was held under heavy presence of security forces on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The seat fell vacant following the disqualification of JI’s MPA Malik Behram Khan over fake degree case. In the 2013 general elections, Malik Behram Khan had won securing 12,894 votes while PPPP’s Sahibzada Sanaullah remained the runner up, bagging 9,500 votes.

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Ministerial Absence from Senate; Chairman Issues Last Warning

ISLAMABAD, September 15, 2015: Chairman Senate, Raza Rabbani, issued fourth and last warning over the absence of relevant minister from the floor of the House, causing drop in agenda on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Chairman was about to give ruling over ministerial absence but instead issued last warning on the…

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