Punjab Assembly: Budget Session Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, July 2, 2013: A little less than half of the legislators – 45% – took part in the debate on the annual budget in the Punjab Assembly, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report based on the direct observation of the session. As many as 121 male and 40 female…

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Punjab Assembly: Supplementary Budget 2012-13 Passed

ISLAMABAD, June 29, 2013: The Punjab Assembly’s budget session came to an end during the tenth sitting of its second session with the Passage of its Supplementary Budget 2012-13 amidst walkout by the opposition parties. The house approved 42 supplementary demands for grant. The opposition parties including PPPP, PML, PTI, JIP and an independent MPA…

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Punjab Assembly: Debate on Supplementary Budget Concludes

ISLAMABAD, June 28, 2013: The Minister for Finance in the Punjab Assembly concluded the debate on the supplementary budget for the year 2012-13 during the ninth sitting of its second session on Friday. He spoke for 13 minutes. Overall 14 members – five PTI, four PMLN, two PML, and a single member each of PPPP,…

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Punjab Assembly: Finance Bill 2013 Passed

ISLAMABAD, June 27, 2013: The Punjab Assembly passed the Punjab Finance Bill 2013 during the eighth sitting of its second session on Thursday. Starting 55 minutes late, the sitting lasted two hours and 15 minutes. The Schedule of Authorized Expenditure for the year 2013-14 and the Punjab Services Tribunals (Amendment) Ordinance were also laid during…

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Punjab Assembly Approves Demands for Grants

ISLAMABAD, June 26, 2013: The Punjab Assembly approved Demands for Grants in the seventh sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s second session on Wednesday. A total of 43 Demands for Grants were approved. Five PTI and two PPPP members took part in the debate on the cut motions. Five cut motions were raised by the opposition.…

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Punjab Assembly: Debate on Cut Motions

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2013: Starting 35 minutes late, the Punjab Assembly debated the cut motions, jointly sponsored by opposition parties, during the 6th sitting of the ongoing budget session, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet based on direct observation. The long stretched sitting, which met for four hours and…

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Punjab Assembly: Budget Debate Concludes

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2013: Forty-five members took part in general discussion on the annual budget before it was concluded by the Finance Minister in fifth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s second session on Monday. The House also adopted a resolution to condemn the killing of tourists in Nanga Parbat, Gilgit-Baltistan. Thirty-eight members of PMLN, four…

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Punjab Assembly: Debate on Budget Continues

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2013: Fifty-eight members took part in general discussion on budget in the fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s second session on Saturday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet based on the direct observation of the proceedings. The sitting lasted

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Punjab Assembly: 21 Members Take Part in Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 21, 2013: Twenty-one members took part in the general discussion on budget during the third sitting of the second session on Friday. Starting 35 minutes behind schedule, the sitting met for three hours.

A PPPP MPA opened the second day of

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Punjab Assembly: Leader of the Opposition Opens Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 20, 2013: The Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly opened the debate on budget in the second sitting of its second session on Thursday. Overall 30 members – 20 PMLN, seven PTI, two PML and a single member of PMLZ – expressed views on the budget. The Chief Minister did not…

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