Punjab Assembly Approves Supplementary Budget of 856mn

ISLAMABAD, May 17, 2018: The Punjab Assembly’s 36th session was prorogued on Thursday after approval of 40 Supplementary Demands for Grants 2017-18 of 856 million PKR, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth and last sitting of the 36th session: Members’…

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Punjab Assembly Passes 12 Government Bills

ISLAMABAD, May 16, 2018: The Punjab Assembly passed 12 government bills on Wednesday while suspending the regular legislative procedure for half of these bills, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of the 36th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly…

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Punjab Assembly Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2018: The Punjab Assembly was adjourned on Tuesday without transacting any agenda except one Starred Question amidst lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of the 36th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met…

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Punjab Finance Minister Presents Supplementary Budget 2017-18

ISLAMABAD, May 14, 2018: The Provincial Finance Minister presented the Supplementary Budget Statement for 2017-2018 in the Punjab Assembly on Monday amidst opposition’s protest against former Prime Minister’s statement regarding Mumbai attacks, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during first sitting of…

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Lawmakers Disinterest Marks Punjab Assembly’s 35th session

ISLAMABAD, May 10, 2018: Lack of interest of provincial lawmakers in proceedings marked the 35th session of Punjab Assembly, which passed one private member’s as well as two government bills and witnessed the introduction of nine legislative proposals.

The session, comprising seven sittings, started on April 26, 2018 and concluded on May 7, 2018. The cumulative duration of the sittings was 11 hours and 27 minutes as each sitting, on average, witnessed a delay of an hour and 46 minutes from its starting time and continued for an hour and 38 minutes.

The lack of quorum persisted during the first five sittings and it was pointed out for seven times. Four sittings had to be adjourned due to the presence of less than 25% (93) lawmakers in the House while the required number was found complete twice after the customary bells were rung for five minutes. One instance was such when the quorum was found complete after suspension of the proceedings for 40 minutes.Read More >>

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Punjab Assembly Session Prorogued After Deferring Most of Agenda

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2018: The 35th session of the Punjab Assembly was prorogued sine die after deferring most of the agenda during its lat sitting on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during seventh sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for…

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Punjab Assembly Legislates for Compulsory Teaching of Holy Quran

ISLAMABAD, May 4, 2018: The Punjab Assembly passed two bills on Friday including a private member’s bill providing for compulsory teaching of the Holy Quran to Muslim students in educational institutions across province, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during sixth sitting…

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Punjab Assembly Skips Legislative Business amidst Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, May 3, 2018: The Punjab Assembly did not take up its legislative business on Thursday amidst the lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fifth sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for two…

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Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, May 2, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of the Punjab could not take up the legislative agenda on Wednesday due to low attendance of Members, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab…

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Punjab Assembly: Lack of Quorum Leads to Adjournment of Sitting

ISLAMABAD, April 30, 2018: The Punjab Assembly could not proceed to take up its regular agenda on Monday due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for an hour and…

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