Punjab Assembly Passes Two Bills Amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 29, 2014: The Punjab Assembly passed two bills during the 13th sitting of the 11th session on Monday as low attendance of lawmakers persisted, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House passed the Punjab Higher Education Commission Bill, 2014 and the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research…

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Punjab Assembly: Lack of Quorum Leads to Adjournment of Sitting

ISLAMABAD, December 26, 2014: Starting 47 minutes behind schedule, the 12th sitting of the 11th session of Punjab Assembly was adjourned due to lack of quorum after meeting for two hours and 11 minutes on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. PML-N lawmaker pointed out the quorum at 1109 hours…

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Two Bills Introduced in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, December 24, 2014: Starting 51 minutes behind the schedule, the eleventh sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing session witnessed the introduction of two bills on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Provincial Minister for Mines & Minerals introduced the Punjab Strategic Coordination (Amendment) Bill 2014 and the Punjab…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, December 23, 2014: The Punjab Assembly unanimously adopted three resolutions during the tenth sitting of its 11th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The resolutions demanded an effective legislation against child marriages; implementation of the Islamic Ideology Council’s instructions regarding use of English words for Islamic…

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Low Attendance Persists in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, December 22, 2014: Starting 55 minutes behind schedule, the ninth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session on Monday witnessed low attendance as twenty members (5%) were present at the outset and 23 (6%) at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The quorum was visibly lacking during…

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Punjab Assembly Debates Peshawar School Attack

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2014: Starting 54 minutes behind schedule, the eighth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session witnessed a debate on the deadly school attack in Peshawar on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting witnessed low attendance with 22 members (6%) present at the outset and…

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Punjab Assembly Adjourned to Mourn Attack in Peshawar

ISLAMABAD, December 16, 2014: Starting two hours and 21 minutes behind schedule, the seventh sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session lasted 10 minutes and was adjourned for two days to mourn the attack on a school in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House witnessed low attendance…

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Punjab Lawmakers Demand District Bodies to Protect Parks

ISLAMABAD, December 12, 2014: Starting 54 minutes behind schedule, the sixth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session was marked by a discussion on the Parks and Horticulture Authority’s annual report for the year 2012-13, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. Nine lawmakers – six from PML-N, one each from PML…

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Low Attendance Continues in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, December 11, 2014: Starting 55 minutes behind schedule, the fifth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session witnessed low attendance as only 23 members (6%) were present at the outset and 54 (15%) at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting lasted an hour and 59…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Two Bills as Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, December 10, 2014: Starting 48 minutes behind schedule, the fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session witnessed the passage of two bills as low attendance of lawmakers persisted, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House passed the Punjab Explosives (Amendment) Bill 2014 and the Punjab Arms (Amendment)…

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