Punjab Assembly Condoles Tragedies in Naltar, Karachi

ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2015: The Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Friday as the House unanimously adopted two resolutions to lament the tragedies in Naltar and Karachi, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 79 minutes behind the schedule with 48 lawmakers (13%) present at the start and 20 (5%)…

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Punjab Assembly Session Marked by Low Interest of Lawmakers

ISLAMABAD, April 9, 2015: The 13th session of the Punjab Assembly witnessed pre-budget debate amid low attendance and participation of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report. The session – comprising seven sittings and lasting 19 hours – began on March 27 and ended on April 6, 2015. On average,…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Three Bills

ISLAMABAD, April 6, 2015: The Punjab Assembly passed three bills and concluded pre-budget discussion during the last and 7th sitting of its 13th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. The sitting started two hours and eighteen minutes behind the schedule with 49 lawmakers (13%) present at the start and 73 (20%)…

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Question Hour Suspended in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, April 3, 2015: The Punjab Assembly suspended the question hour due to the absence of the Home Department’s secretary on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 74 minutes behind the schedule with 14 lawmakers (4%) present at the start and 70 (19%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader…

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Parliamentary Leaders Absent in Punjab Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, April 2, 2015: The Punjab Assembly continued to witness low attendance on Thursday as 14 (4%) lawmakers were present at the start and 20 (5%) at the end of the fifth sitting of the ongoing 13th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The quorum was visibly lacking during the entire sitting. However,…

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Punjab Assembly Continues Pre-Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, April 1, 2015: The Punjab Assembly continued its pre-budget debate during the fourth sitting of its 13th session, giving lawmakers an opportunity to express their priorities for the upcoming provincial budget, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. The sitting started 48 minutes behind the schedule with 17 lawmakers (5%) present at…

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Low Attendance Persists in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, March 31, 2015: The Punjab Assembly deferred all five resolutions appearing on the agenda due to ministerial absence on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 66 minutes behind the schedule with 10 lawmakers (3%) present at the start and 31 (8%) at the time of adjournment. Although the quorum…

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Punjab Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 30, 2015: The Punjab Assembly took up its entire agenda amid thin attendance and low participation of lawmakers on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 58 minutes behind the schedule with nine lawmakers (2%) present at the start and 10 (3%) at the time of adjournment. A maximum…

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Punjab Assembly Condemns Attack on Christian Community

ISLAMABAD, March 27, 2015: The Punjab Assembly witnessed thin attendance of lawmakers on Friday as the House passed a resolution to condemn the attack on Christians in Lahore earlier this month, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started two hours and 14 minutes late with 65 legislators (18%) present at the start…

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Punjab Assembly Passes 16 Bills, Adopts 10 Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2015: The Punjab Assembly passed 16 bills and adopted 10 resolutions as low attendance of lawmakers prevailed during the 12th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report based on direct observation of the assembly proceedings. The session – comprising 16 sittings – started on February 10 and ended on March 9, 2015. On average, each sitting started 72 minutes behind the schedule with 24 members (6%) present at the outset and 56 (15%) at the time of adjournment.

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