Punjab Assembly: 11 Ordinances Presented amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 27, 2015: The Punjab Assembly witnessed presentation of 11 ordinances amid low attendance of lawmakers on Thursday during 2nd sitting of its ongoing 16th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 79 minutes late with 25 legislators (7%) present at the start and 50 (13%) at the time of…

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Punjab Assembly Pays Tribute to Late Shuja Khanzada

ISLAMABAD, August 26, 2015: The Punjab Assembly witnessed thin attendance of lawmakers on Wednesday as the House passed a resolution to pay tribute to former Punjab Home Minister Col (r) Shuja Khanzada and others who fell victim to suicide bomb attack on August 16, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started two…

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Punjab Assembly Calls for Investigation into Allegations against MQM

ISLAMABAD, June 26, 2015: The Punjab Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday, calling for investigation into allegations against MQM in a report published by BBC earlier this week, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 54 minutes behind the schedule with 22 members (6%) present at the start and 123 (33%) at…

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Punjab Assembly Discusses Supplementary Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2015: The Punjab Assembly held a discussion on the supplementary budget 2014-15 amid low attendance of lawmakers on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 56 minutes behind the schedule with 20 members (5%) present at the start and 60 (16%) at the time of adjournment. The Chief…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Six Bills, Adopts Resolution

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2015: The Punjab Assembly passed six bills (including the Punjab Finance Bill 2015) and adopted a resolution to commend the federal government’s efforts in minimizing load shedding in the country on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers as 73 members (20% of…

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Punjab Assembly Rejects Cut Motions, Approves 42 Demands for Grants

ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2015: The Punjab Assembly approved 42 demands for grants on Tuesday and rejected cut motions related to the police and agriculture departments, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, with only 10 members (3% of the membership) present at the start of the…

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Punjab Assembly Rejects Cut Motion on Education Department

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2015: The Punjab Assembly rejected a cut motion related to the Education Department that was jointly moved by the opposition parties on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, with 17 members (5%) present at the start of the sitting and 64…

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Punjab Assembly Concludes Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 19, 2015: The Punjab Finance Minister concluded debate on the provincial budget 2015-2016 amid low attendance of lawmakers during the 8th sitting of 15th assembly session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. The Finance Minister took 13 minutes to wind up the debate while 17 lawmakers, including…

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39 Lawmakers Debate Punjab Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 18, 2015: The Punjab Assembly continued discussion on the Provincial Budget 2015-16 on Thursday, as 39 lawmakers spoke on it for 91% of the proceedings’ time, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers with only 13 members (4%) present at…

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