Punjab Assembly: Debate on Local Govt Bill Continues

ISLAMABAD, July 31, 2013: Twenty-one members debated the bill on the new local government system during the fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s third session on Wednesday.   The Deputy Speaker chaired the sitting that lasted two hours and 53 minutes. The Chief Minister and the Leader of the Opposition did not attend the sitting.…

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Punjab Assembly: Discusses New Local Government System

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2013: Fourteen members of the Punjab Assembly participated in the discussion on the new Punjab local government system during the third sitting of its third session on Monday,reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet based on direct observation of the parliamentary proceedings. The attendance of MPAs was…

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Punjab Assembly: Four Bills introduced

ISLAMABAD, July 26, 2013: Four bills, including the Punjab Local Government Bill 2013, were introduced in the second sitting of the third Punjab Assembly session before it was adjourned on Friday.

The other bills were: the Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Multan Bill 2013, the

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Adjourned after Special Secretary’s Death

ISLAMABAD, July 25, 2013: The Deputy Speaker adjourned the first sitting of the third session on Thursday following the demise of Special Secretary of the Punjab Assembly Dr. Aftab Maqbool Joiya, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet based on direct observation of the parliamentary proceedings.  The eight-minute sitting started…

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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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