Punjab Assembly Begins Pre-Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, March 17, 2014: The provincial minister for Finance initiated pre-budget debate in the Punjab Assembly on Monday during 7th sitting of the ongoing 7th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The pre-budget discussion continued for seven minutes.

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Punjab Assembly Sitting Marked By Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 14, 2014: The Punjab Assembly visibly lacked quorum during sixth sitting of the ongoing 7th session on Friday, however, it was not pointed out by any of the legislators, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.

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Punjab Assembly Passes Three Bills Amidst Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2014: The Punjab Assembly passed three bills amidst low attendance on Thursday during the fifth sitting of 7th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The House considered the bills clause by clause and passed them with majority vote. The bills passed include the Punjab Development of Cities (Amendment) Bill, 2014, the Lahore Garrison University Bill, 2014 and the Punjab Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2013.

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Lack of Quorum Mars Punjab Assembly Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2014: The lawmakers in the Punjab Assembly pointed out quorum for three times and the sitting had to be adjourned after the third headcount on Wednesday during the fourth sitting of 7th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Three lawmakers, two belonging to PTI and one to PML, pointed out the quorum thrice during the sitting. The bells were rung for five minutes each. On the first two occasions, the House resumed its proceedings

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Five Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2014: The Punjab Assembly adopted five resolutions on Tuesday during the third sitting of 7th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Three of these resolutions were sponsored by PML-N lawmakers and two by PTI legislators. The House rejected another resolution of PTI lawmaker by 77 votes to 20 votes.

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Punjab Assembly Passes Fair Representation of Women Bill

ISLAMABAD, March 8: The Provincial Assembly witnessed the passage of Punjab Fair Representation of Women Bill, 2014 and adopted two resolutions during 2nd sitting of 7th session on Saturday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on observation of the proceedings through secondary sources. Introduced by the Minister for Law, the House passed the bill after having detailed discussion on it.

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Punjab Assembly: Government Lays Ordinance, Opposition Walks Out

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2014: The Punjab Assembly witnessed the introduction of an ordinance in on Friday during the first sitting of 7th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Law Minister brought the Punjab Public Private Partnership Ordinance 2014 in the House. The Chair referred it to the relevant committee with directions to report back in one month. Another bill included in the agenda was not taken up.

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Chief Minister Briefs Punjab Assembly on Power Generation

ISLAMABAD, February 11, 2014: The Chief Minister attended third sitting of the ongoing 6th session of Punjab Assembly on Tuesday and briefed the legislators on the projects relating to power generation in the province, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its

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Punjab Assembly Sitting Marked By Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 10, 2014: The second sitting of Punjab Assembly’s sixth session was marked by low attendance of members, as quorum was pointed out and the proceedings were to be adjourned for 40 minutes on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its

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Punjab Assembly Lauds Peace Dialogue with TTP

ISLAMABAD, February 7, 2014: The Punjab Assembly, on Friday, adopted a resolution appreciating the federal government for initiating peace dialogue with Taliban, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings.

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