FAFEN to Observe Peshawar By-Election with 52 Trained Observers

ECP to Pilot-Test 100 Electronic Voting Machines ISLAMABAD October 25, 2017: Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) asserted its writ by reverting transfers of government officials and removing illegal visibility materials during the campaign for by-election in NA-4 Peshawar IV. Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) observers reported largely peaceful yet intense and competitive campaign in…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Eight Government Bills

ISLAMABAD, October 25, 2017: The Punjab Assembly approved eight government bills amidst identification of quorum twice during the proceedings on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during eighth sitting of the 32nd session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for three hours and 11 minutes.…

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Balochistan PA: Lawmakers Urge Fair Distribution of Energy Resources

ISLAMABAD, October 24, 2017: The Balochistan Assembly, on Tuesday, adopted a resolution recommending the federal government to distribute oil and gas resources in the province as per the agreed terms in the Eighteenth Constitutional Amendment, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 45th session: Members’ Participation…

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KP Assembly Passes Four Bills amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, October 24, 2017: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly passed four bills amid low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 11th sitting of the 26th session:  Members’ Participation The KP Assembly met for three hours. The proceedings were suspended…

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Senate Passes One Bill, Refers Two Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, October 24, 2017: The Senate on Tuesday passed the Public Interest Disclosures Bill, 2017 and referred two other bills to the relevant committees, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of the 269th session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and 20…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Private Members’ Resolutions on Health-related Subjects

ISLAMABAD, October 24, 2017: The Punjab Assembly, on Tuesday, adopted two private members’ resolutions recommending the government to ban the quackery and provide medical checkup facilities to the students, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during seventh sitting of the 32nd session: Members’ Participation The Punjab…

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Senate Passes Opposition’s Amendment to Election Act, 2017

ISLAMABAD, October 23, 2017: The Senate, on Monday, approved an opposition’s amendment to the Elections Act, 2017 seeking to refrain disqualified person from becoming an officer bearer of any political party, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during first sitting of the 269th session:  Members’…

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KP Assembly Adopts Three Resolutions amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, October 23, 2017: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly adopted three private members’ resolutions amidst absence of the Speaker, Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 10th sitting of the 26th session:  Members’ Participation The KP Assembly…

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Punjab Assembly Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum  

ISLAMABAD, October 23, 2017: The sixth sitting of ongoing session of the Punjab Assembly was adjourned due to the presence of less than twenty-five percent lawmakers in the House on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during sixth sitting of the 32nd session: Members’ Participation…

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Balochistan Assembly Condemns Terrorist Attacks on Police

ISLAMABAD, October 21, 2017: The Balochistan Assembly, on Saturday, adopted a resolution to condemn the incidents of terrorism targeting police in Quetta, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of the 45th session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly met for an hour and 30 minutes.…

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