Election Tribunals Decide Five Cases in April 2015

ISLAMABAD, May 27, 2015: Only five cases were decided by the election tribunals constituted by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in April 2015 – bringing the total number of decided cases to 378 out of 411, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. Of the 378 cases, 154 have been dismissed on…

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Punjab PA Adopted 13 Resolutions, Passed Two Bills during 14th Session

ISLAMABAD, May 26, 2015: The Punjab Assembly adopted 13 resolutions and passed two bills during its 14th session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its session report based on direct observation of Punjab Assembly. A total of 14 resolutions were tabled during the session, of which, the House adopted 13 and kept one pending.…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Bill amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 25, 2015: The Punjab Assembly witnessed thin attendance on Monday as the House passed a bill and adopted a resolution to condemn the killing of two lawyers in Daska, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started one hour and 48 minutes behind the schedule with 68 members (18%) present at…

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Question Hour Deferred in Balochistan Assembly

ISLAMABAD, May 25, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly was forced to defer its question hour on Monday due to the late arrival of the Minister for Public Health Engineering, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 31 minutes behind the schedule with 17 lawmakers (26%) present at the start and 19 (29%) at…

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115th Senate Session: Marked Increase in Sittings’ Time Observed

ISLAMABAD, May 25, 2015: The 115th Senate session witnessed a marked increase in sittings’ time and a considerable decrease in lawmakers’ attendance as the House passed three government bills and adopted 13 private resolutions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session, comprising 13 sittings, started on May 4 and ended on May 20,…

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Balochistan MPs Demand Restoration of International Flights from Quetta

ISLAMABAD, May 22, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday, demanding the federal government to resume international flights from Quetta and run Boeing aircrafts on PIA flights to other parts of the country, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The issue was brought up as an adjournment motion and converted into a…

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FAFEN to Observe Local Government Elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

ISLAMABAD, May 22, 2015: Continuing with its mandate to strengthen the election process in Pakistan, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) will observe the upcoming local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, scheduled to be held on May 30, 2015. FAFEN plans to deploy a total of 1,026 trained and non-partisan observers in as many union councils…

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Low Attendance Persists in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, May 22, 2015: The Punjab Assembly continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers on Friday as the House held a discussion on law and order in the province, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 49 minutes behind the schedule with only seven members (2%) present at the start and 22…

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Heavy Police Presence, Restriction on Observation Mark PP-196 By-Election

Islamabad, May 21, 2015: Heavy presence of police inside polling stations and restrictions on citizens’ observation marked the by-election held in PP-196 (Multan-III) on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The seat was vacated by Abdul Waheed Chaudhry of the ruling PML-N, who was disqualified by an election tribunal…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, May 21, 2015: The fifth sitting of the Punjab Assembly was adjourned without completing its agenda due to missing quorum on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 48 minutes behind the schedule with 14 members present at the start and 75 at the time of adjournment. The Chief Minister…

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