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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Punjab Assembly: Last Sitting Concludes due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, March 09, 2015: The last sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 12th session concluded due to lack of quorum on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 75 minutes behind the schedule with 20 lawmakers (5%) present at the start and 40 (11%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of the…

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Punjab Assembly Passes 11 Bills amid Opposition’s Protest

ISLAMABAD, March 06, 2015: The 15th sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing session witnessed the passage of 11 bills in 46 minutes amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet on Friday. The sitting started 65 minutes behind the schedule with 16 legislators (4%) present at the…

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Punjab Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 05, 2015: The Punjab Assembly left its entire agenda unaddressed amid thin attendance of lawmakers on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Eleven legislators (3%) were present at the start of the sitting and 20 (5%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of the House and the Opposition Leader did…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, March 04, 2015: The 13th sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing session was adjourned due to lack of quorum after meeting for two hours and 17 minutes, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet on Wednesday. The sitting started 67 minutes behind the schedule with 23 legislators (6%) present at…

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