Punjab Assembly Adopts Three Resolutions, Passes Two Bills

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2015: The Punjab Assembly adopted three resolutions and passed two bills amid thin attendance during first sitting of its 15th session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started two hours and 16 minutes behind the schedule with 76 members (20%) present at the start and 34 (9%)…

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16 Lawmakers Take Part in NA Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2015: The National Assembly continued debate on the Federal Budget 2015-16 on Wednesday, as sixteen lawmakers spoke on it for 248 minutes, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Tabled by Minister for Defence Production, the House passed a resolution to condemn the massacre of Muslims in Burma.

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Senate: Sixteen Lawmakers Debate Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2015: Sixteen Senators expressed their views on a motion to make recommendations to National Assembly on the Finance Bill, 2015 during 4th sitting of 116th session of the Upper House on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Six lawmakers belonging to PML-N followed by PPPP (4),…

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GBLA Election: Orderly, Peaceful Voting amid Procedural Irregularities

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2015: The election to the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly on June 8, 2015 witnessed an impressive turnout of voters in a peaceful and well-managed polling process. However, the vote counting and result consolidation processes were not accessible to independent observers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary observation report on Wednesday.

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Senate Condemns Muslims’ Massacre in Burma

ISLAMABAD, June 09, 2015: The Upper House on Tuesday adopted a resolution to condemn the massacre of Muslims in Burma, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Starting at the scheduled time, the Senate sitting witnessed low attendance of lawmakers as 15 members (14%) were present at the start and…

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National Assembly Starts Debate on Federal Budget 2015-16

ISLAMABAD, June 09, 2015: The National Assembly opened debate on Federal Budget 2015-16 with the speech of Leader of the Opposition on Tuesday, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Leader of the Opposition spoke for two hours and 35 minutes (155 minutes) followed by MQM Parliamentary leader 69 minutes,…

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Opposition Demands Live Broadcast of Budget Speeches

ISLAMABAD, June 08, 2015: The entire opposition in the National Assembly walked out of the House for two hours and 40 minutes, calling upon the government to broadcast their budget speeches live on television, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The opposition came back to the House only after getting assurance from the Minister…

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Senate Unable to Kick off Debate on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 08, 2015: The Upper House on Monday could not start debate on the Federal Budget 2015-16 due to the demand of the opposition parties to broadcast their speeches live on television, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Senate Chairman suspended the proceedings for 68 minutes in…

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Mandi Bahauddin By-Poll Marked by Strong Police Presence, Unlawful Campaigning

Islamabad, June 08, 2015: Strong presence of police and unauthorized personnel inside polling stations marked the by-election held in NA-108 (Mandi Bahauddin-I) on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The by-election was held in the wake of PTI leader Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry’s disqualification in a fake degree case. Chaudhry…

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Finance Bill Presented in Senate

ISLAMABAD, June 5, 2015: The Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization presented a copy of the Finance Bill 2015, containing the Annual Budget Statement during the first sitting of the 116th session on Friday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Starting 32 minutes behind the schedule, the sitting witnessed…

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