Lack of Quorum Persists in Punjab Assembly; Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, December 5, 2016: The Punjab Assembly could not take up most of its agenda due to lack of quorum during last sitting of the 25th session on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during eighth and last sitting: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly…

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Punjab Assembly Adjourns due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, December 2, 2016: The Punjab Assembly could not transact its agenda due to low attendance of lawmakers on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during seventh sitting of 25th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for an hour and 10 minutes. The…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Four Government Bills

Proceedings start an hour and seven minutes late; three lawmakers present at time of adjournment of sitting ISLAMABAD, December 1, 2016: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab passed four government bills in the absence of Chief Minister, Leader of the Opposition and Deputy Speaker and continued discussion on the issues related to agriculture sector, observes Free…

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Punjab Assembly Amends Local Government Law

ISLAMABAD, November 30, 2016: The Punjab Assembly passed three government bills including two amendments to the Local Government Act while a bill and two ordinances were referred to the standing committees on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during fifth sitting of 25th…

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Punjab Assembly Keeps on Facing Quorum Issue

House fails to take up any agenda item due to low attendance of lawmakers ISLAMABAD, November 29, 2016: The Punjab Assembly did not take up Private Member’s agenda due to lack of quorum on Tuesday. It is consecutively the fourth sitting adjourned due to missing quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily…

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Lack of Quorum persists in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, November 28, 2016: The Punjab Assembly was adjourned due to lack of quorum without transacting legislative agenda for third consecutive sitting on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of 25th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met…

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Punjab Assembly: Lack of Quorum Leads to Adjournment of Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 25, 2016: The Punjab Assembly could not proceed to take up its agenda again on Friday due to lack of quorum like the previous sitting, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of 25th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met…

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Punjab Assembly Leaves Legislative Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 24, 2016: The Punjab Assembly could not take up legislative business on Thursday due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during first sitting of 25th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for two hours and 30 minutes. The proceedings…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Bill to Restrict Child Labour

ISLAMABAD, October 24, 2016: The Punjab Assembly passed three government bills, including the one that puts restrictions on employment of children and adolescents, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during seventh and last sitting of 24th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met…

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Legislators Call for Reforms in Punjab Assembly Rules of Procedure

LAHORE, October 21, 2016: The Legislative Support Group (LSG) of the Punjab Assembly met on Friday and endorsed Free and Fair Election Network’s recommendations for improvement in legislatures’ effectiveness. The first meeting of the LSG, attended by 24 Members of Punjab Assembly, vowed to review and reform the Punjab Assembly Rules of Procedure framed almost…

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