Budget Debate Consumes 95% of Punjab Assembly Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, June 7, 2017: Twenty-nine lawmakers participated in the general discussion on provincial annual budget 2017-18 amidst lack of quorum on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of 30thsession: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for four hours and two minutes. The…

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Punjab Assembly Continues Budget Discussion Amidst Lack of Quorum, Walkouts

ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2017: Twelve lawmakers participated in the general discussion on the annual budget 2017-18 amidst lack of quorum and walkouts by treasury and opposition lawmakers on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of 30thsession: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly…

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Punjab Assembly Begins General Discussion on Budget 2017-18

ISLAMABAD, June 5, 2017: The Punjab Assembly inaugurated the general discussion on the annual budget 2017-18 on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of 30thsession: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for four hours and three minutes. The sitting started at…

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Government Presents Finance Bill 2017 in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, June 2, 2017: The provincial government presented the Finance Bill, 2017 in the Punjab Assembly on Friday along with the Annual Budget Statement for 2017-18 and the Supplementary Budget Statement for 2016-17 amidst opposition’s protest, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during first sitting…

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Punjab Assembly Condemns Indian Atrocities in Occupied Kashmir

Session Prorogued after completion of 100 mandatory working days ISLAMABAD, May 29, 2017: The Punjab Assembly’s 29th session was prorogued on Monday after completing 100 mandatory working days of the fourth parliamentary year, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House also adopted a supplementary resolution to condemn Indian atrocities in the Occupied Kashmir.…

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Lack of Quorum Persists in Punjab Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, May 26, 2017: The lack of quorum persisted during sixth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 29th session, as the proceedings had to be adjourned earlier again on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of today’s proceedings: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for an hour and 43 minutes…

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Punjab Assembly Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, May 25, 2017: The fifth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 29th session could not hold discussion on agriculture and food due to lack of quorum on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of today’s proceedings: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for an hour and 14 minutes while…

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Assembly Ratifies Army Deployment along CPEC Projects in Punjab

ISLAMABAD, May 24, 2017: The Punjab Assembly ratified the deployment of armed forces in the province for China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects and extended validity of seven ordinances as well as passed three bills on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Two Private Members’ Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 23, 2017: The Punjab Assembly adopted two Private Members’ resolutions recommending the government to act against quackery and construct a bridge in Bahawalpur, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of 29th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for…

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Punjab Assembly Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, May 22, 2017: The Punjab Assembly could not address its legislative agenda due to lack of quorum on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of 29th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for two hours and nine minutes. The…

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