Punjab Assembly Faces Quorum Syndrome, Hasty Legislation

Chief Minister Absent from Proceedings Since Last Four Sessions ISLAMABAD, February 12, 2017: Punjab Assembly’s 26th session was marked by lack of quorum, hasty legislation and treasury’s disinterest in lawmakers’ adjournment motions on public importance matters. The opposition lawmakers pointed out the absence of quorum 17 times during the session that spanned over 14 sittings. Three…

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Punjab Assembly Discusses Food, Health Issues

ISLAMABAD, February 9, 2017: The Punjab Assembly’s 26th session prorogued on Thursday following a discussion on food and health issues, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during last (14th) sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for three hours and 59 minutes however the proceedings…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD, February 8, 2017: The Punjab Assembly passed four government bills including the Punjab Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2017 in the absence of Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 13th sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Two Private Members’ Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, February 7, 2017: The Punjab Assembly adopted two Private Members’ resolutions on Tuesday, urging the government to install water treatment plants and build service roads for bikers, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 12th sitting of 26th session:  Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for…

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Punjab Assembly Expresses Solidarity with Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab unanimously adopted a resolution to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Leader of the House and all the Parliamentary leaders remained absent during the proceedings. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 11th…

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Opposition protests in Punjab Assembly over Loan Waive Off issue

ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2017: The Punjab Assembly witnessed opposition’s protest over “unsatisfactory” reply to an Adjournment Motion regarding loans waived off by Bank of Punjab, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Friday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during tenth sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for two…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Civil Administration Bill 2017

ISLAMABAD, February 2, 2017: The Punjab Assembly passed the Punjab Civil Administration Bill, 2017 on Thursday amid Opposition’s walkout, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during ninth sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for two hours and 51 minutes. The sitting started at…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Two Bills, Extends Three Ordinances

Opposition Points out Quorum Five Times during the Sitting ISLAMABAD, February 1, 2017: The Punjab Assembly passed two government bills and granted extension to three ordinances while the remaining legislative agenda was not taken up by the Chair on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during eighth…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Three Resolutions; Refers Two Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2017: The Punjab Assembly adopted three Private Members’ resolutions and referred two bills to relevant committees while deferring seven Adjournment Motions and four Zero Hour Notices, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during seventh sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab…

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Punjab Assembly Discusses Agriculture Issues amid Opposition’s Protest

ISLAMABAD, January 30, 2017: The Punjab Assembly held general discussion on agriculture while the Opposition parties protested over reference against Chief Minister, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during sixth sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for two hours. The…

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