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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Balochistan PA: Lack of Quorum Leads to Adjournment of Sitting

Islamabad November 12, 2015: Starting 55 minutes behind the scheduled time, the third sitting of ongoing 22nd session of Balochistan Assembly was adjourned due to lack of quorum, says Free and Fair Election Network on Thursday. Tabled by an ANP lawmaker, the House unanimously adopted a resolution regarding immediate release of funds to start construction…

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Punjab PA Extends Five Ordinances

ISLAMABAD, November 12, 2015: The Punjab Assembly passed five resolutions to extend as many ordinances for a further period of ninety days during first sitting of its 18th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday. Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Punjab Assembly…

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Senate: 80% Questions Unaddressed due to Movers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, November 12, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Thursday did not take up around 80% questions appearing on the agenda due to absence of movers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started two minutes behind the scheduled time of 1000 hours with 7 legislators (6%) present at the start and 27 (26%)…

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Senate Takes Up Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, November 11, 2015: The Senate took up its entire business on Orders of the Day during the 8th sitting of its ongoing 121st session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. The sitting started five minutes behind the scheduled time with 13 legislators (12%) present at the start and 26 (25%) at…

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NA Passes Two Bills

ISLAMABAD, November 11, 2015: The National Assembly passed two government bills on Wednesday during the fourth and last sitting of its 25th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session was prorogued sine die earlier than scheduled due to upcoming second phase of local government elections in Sindh and Punjab. The House also…

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