Punjab Assembly Begins Pre-Budget Discussion amid Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2017: The Punjab Assembly began Pre-Budget discussion amid lack of quorum pointed out four times by the lawmakers during the sitting on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of 27th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for three…

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Punjab Assembly leaves Private Members Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2017: The Punjab Assembly was adjourned due to lack of quorum without addressing Private Members’ bills and resolutions on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of 27th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for two hours and seven…

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Women Legislators Perform Better than Male Counterparts in Punjab

Women Legislators Perform Better than Male Counterparts in Punjab

FAFEN releases report on the performance of provincial women lawmakers LAHORE, March 7, 2017: Women legislators performed better than their male counterparts during proceedings of the Provincial Assembly observed between June 2013 and February 2017, despite their less strength in the Punjab Assembly, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday. A ceremony was…

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Punjab PA Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, March 06, 2017: The Punjab Assembly could not hold Pre-Budget Discussion due to lack of quorum on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during first sitting of 27th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for an hour and 49 minutes. The proceedings…

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Punjab Assembly Faces Quorum Syndrome, Hasty Legislation

Chief Minister Absent from Proceedings Since Last Four Sessions ISLAMABAD, February 12, 2017: Punjab Assembly’s 26th session was marked by lack of quorum, hasty legislation and treasury’s disinterest in lawmakers’ adjournment motions on public importance matters. The opposition lawmakers pointed out the absence of quorum 17 times during the session that spanned over 14 sittings. Three…

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Punjab Assembly Discusses Food, Health Issues

ISLAMABAD, February 9, 2017: The Punjab Assembly’s 26th session prorogued on Thursday following a discussion on food and health issues, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during last (14th) sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for three hours and 59 minutes however the proceedings…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD, February 8, 2017: The Punjab Assembly passed four government bills including the Punjab Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2017 in the absence of Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 13th sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Two Private Members’ Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, February 7, 2017: The Punjab Assembly adopted two Private Members’ resolutions on Tuesday, urging the government to install water treatment plants and build service roads for bikers, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 12th sitting of 26th session:  Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for…

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Punjab Assembly Expresses Solidarity with Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab unanimously adopted a resolution to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Leader of the House and all the Parliamentary leaders remained absent during the proceedings. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 11th…

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Opposition protests in Punjab Assembly over Loan Waive Off issue

ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2017: The Punjab Assembly witnessed opposition’s protest over “unsatisfactory” reply to an Adjournment Motion regarding loans waived off by Bank of Punjab, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Friday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during tenth sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for two…

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