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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Punjab Assembly Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 8, 2015: Marked by low attendance of lawmakers, second sitting of the Punjab Assembly left the entire agenda unaddressed as the 17th session was prorogued on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers as 23 (6%) of the members were present at the…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Opposition’s Walkout, Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, October 8, 2015: The fourth sitting of the ongoing 120th session of the Senate was marked by opposition’s walkout against government’s failure to repatriate pilgrims’ dead bodies from Saudi Arabia and trace those still missing in the incident, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting was adjourned due to lack of quorum…

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Punjab Assembly Passes One Bill, Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, October 7, 2015: Starting around three hours behind the scheduled time, the first sitting of 17th session of the Punjab Assembly adopted three resolutions and passed one bill on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers as 70 (19%) of the members were present…

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Low Attendance Persists in Senate

ISLAMABAD, October 7, 2015: Low attendance persisted in third sitting of the ongoing 120th session  of the Senate on Wednesday as only six (5%) lawmakers were present at the outset and 34 (33%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. An adjournment motion (AM) regarding inefficiency…

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Renowned Academics, Journalist Appointed TDEA Trustees

ISLAMABAD, October 7, 2015: A seven-member board headed by renowned journalist and analyst Muhammad Ziauddin has assumed its responsibilities as Trustees of the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability, which also supports the operations of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), says a press release issued on Wednesday. The appointment of the new board…

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