Punjab Assembly Passes Three Resolutions; Refers Two Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2017: The Punjab Assembly adopted three Private Members’ resolutions and referred two bills to relevant committees while deferring seven Adjournment Motions and four Zero Hour Notices, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during seventh sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab…

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Punjab Assembly Discusses Agriculture Issues amid Opposition’s Protest

ISLAMABAD, January 30, 2017: The Punjab Assembly held general discussion on agriculture while the Opposition parties protested over reference against Chief Minister, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during sixth sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for two hours. The…

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Lawmakers to Collaborate for Legislative Reforms in Punjab Assembly

LAHORE, January 27, 2017: Members of the Legislative Support Group (LSG), comprising lawmakers of the Punjab Assembly, vowed to collaborate with each other on proposed reforms in the Rules of Procedure. They further resolved to support the proposed amendments to the Rules in the concerned Committee as well as in the House when brought for…

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Punjab Assembly Adjourns due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, January 27, 2017: The Punjab Assembly could not held discussion on five statutory reports due to lack of quorum on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fifth sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for an hour and 33 minutes.…

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Punjab Assembly Concludes Discussion on Health Amid Protests Against CM

ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2017: The Punjab Assembly concluded the general discussion on the issue of health while the Opposition lawmakers staged protest and walkout against the Chief Minister, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly…

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Punjab Assembly Defers Adjournment Motions

ISLAMABAD, January 25, 2017: The Punjab Assembly held general discussion on the issue of health while seven Adjournment Motions remained pended on the request of treasury, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Private Members’ Resolutions, Defers Bills

ISLAMABAD, January 24, 2017: The Punjab Assembly adopted four Private Members’ resolutions and deferred their bills due to the absence of Minister for Law on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for two…

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Punjab PA Addresses Agenda; Opposition Protests over Minister’s Remarks

ISLAMABAD, January 23, 2017: The Punjab Assembly took up its entire agenda amid opposition’s protest over minister’s remarks against political parties on Panama Leaks issue, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. Following are some key observations of House proceedings during first sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for…

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Heavy Reliance on Ordinances for legislation in Punjab

Standing Committees Take Longer Time to Report Back on Legislative Proposals No Private Member Bill passed in 16th Punjab Assembly so far The 16th Provincial Assembly of Punjab passed 137 government bills during 25 sessions held between June 1, 2013 and December 5, 2016, mainly focusing on Governance, Education, Elections and Human Rights. The lawmakers…

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Lawmakers Disinterest Marks Punjab Assembly’s 25th session

Chief Minister absent from House since June 24, 2016 Six out of eight sittings adjourned due to lack of quorum ISLAMABAD, December 9, 2016: Lack of interest of provincial lawmakers in proceedings marked the 25th session of Punjab Assembly, which passed seven government bills and witnessed introduction of one legislative proposal. The session continued for…

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