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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67% Legislators attend sitting; Budget presented

ISLAMABAD, June 17, 2013: The newly-elected provincial government presented its first budget in the Punjab Assembly as two-third (67%) of the Members attended the first sitting, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet based on direct observation of the parliamentary proceedings. The Provincial Minister for Finance presented the budget during the…

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Punjab Assembly: Session prorogued after first sitting

ISLAMABAD, February 26, 2013:  The Punjab Assembly’s 45th session was prorogued aftre the first sitting, leaving most of the agenda unaddressed. The question hour was the only agenda item taken up during the sitting as a representative of the Department of Higher Education responded to one of two questions brought on the floor. The assembly…

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Punjab Assembly: Resolution Adopted on Strengthening Democracy

ISLAMABAD, January 21, 2013: The Punjab Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution supporting continuity of democracy and strengthening of democratic institutions in the first and the only sitting of the 44th session on Monday. The resolution was moved by a PPPP legislator.

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14 bills passed

ISLAMABAD, Jan 8, 2012: The 43rd session of the Punjab Assembly witnessed passage of 14 treasury-backed bills with three of them seeking to establish universities for women, says a preliminary report by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday. The session’s 14 sittings from 13 December 2012 to 7 January 2013 also witnessed delays…

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Punjab Assembly: Five Bills Passed Despite Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 07, 2013: Five bills were passed in the last sitting of the 43rd session of Punjab Assembly, which met for three hours and 45 minutes on Monday. Only 38 members were present at the start and 70 at the time of adjournment of the 14th sitting. The Defence Housing Authority Rawalpindi Bill 2013,…

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Punjab Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, January 04, 2013: Starting 52 minutes late, the 13th sitting of the ongoing 43rd session of the Punjab Assembly was marked by low attendance and key-members’ absence.

Only eight members were present at the outset while 12 were there at the time

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Punjab Assembly Unanimously Adopted Resolution Calling for Timely Elections

ISLAMABAD, January 03, 2013: Starting two hours and 45 minutes late, the 12 sitting of the ongoing 43rd session of the Punjab Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution calling upon the federal government as well as the elections commission of Pakistan to ensure that the general elections are held on time. Another resolution condemning Imran Khan’s…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 31, 2012: Starting an hour and 48 minutes late, the 11th sitting of the ongoing 43rd session of the Punjab Assembly was marked by low attendance and key members’ absence. 

Only 23 members were present at the outset and 26 when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum of 53

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Punjab Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, December 28, 2012: Low attendance and key members’ absence continued to be the hallmark of the ongoing 43rd session of the Punjab Assembly as only five lawmakers were present at the outset and 27 at the time of adjournment of the 10th sitting. The Chief Minister, the Leader of

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