Punjab Assembly: Half of Sitting’s Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, September 1, 2015: The fifth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing 16th session started 87 minutes behind the schedule and left half the agenda unaddressed due to movers’ absence, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House continued to witness low attendance as only 37 legislators (10%) were present at…

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Low Attendance Persists in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, August 31, 2015: Fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing 16th session continued to be marked by low attendance – with 17 (5%) legislators present at the start and 30 (8%) at the time of adjournment on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Quorum was visibly lacking at…

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Lack of Quorum Marks Punjab Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, August 28, 2015: Starting 74 minutes behind the schedule, the Punjab Assembly continued to witness low attendance as only 29 legislators (8%) were present at the start and 80 (22%) at the adjournment of the third sitting of the ongoing 16th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet.…

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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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