Low Attendance Continues in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, February 11, 2015: Starting 55 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 12th session was marked by low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Twenty legislators (5%) were present at the start of the sitting and 64 (17%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of the…

Details

Punjab Assembly: First Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 10, 2015: Starting 70 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 12th session was marked by passage of four resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Thirty-six legislators (10%) were present at the start of the sitting and 60 (16%) at the time of…

Details

Punjab Assembly Session Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 6, 2015: The Punjab Assembly’s 11th session was marked by the passage of six bills and adoption of 15 resolutions amid low attendance, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House failed to take up the complete agenda on Orders of the Day, with points of order interrupting regular proceedings. The session…

Details

Punjab Assembly Passes Local Government Bill Amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 5, 2015: Starting an hour and two minutes behind schedule, the last (16th) sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session witnessed the passage of Punjab Local Government (Third Amendment) Bill 2014, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House continued to witness low attendance with only 27 (7%) legislators…

Details

Punjab Assembly: Lack of Quorum Leads to Adjournment of Sitting

ISLAMABAD, January 2, 2015: Starting 47 minutes behind schedule, the 15th sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing 11th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum after meeting for two hours and 27 minutes, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. PPPP lawmaker pointed out the quorum at 1139 hours, following which…

Details

Punjab Assembly Adopts Four Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, December 30, 2014: The Punjab Assembly adopted four resolutions during its 14th sitting of the 11th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The resolutions demand ramps for disabled persons at public places; registration of mobile phone repairing services and mandating phone sellers to provide an original…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details