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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Low Attendance Persists in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, October 21, 2016: The trend of low attendance persisted in the Punjab Assembly during sixth sitting of its 24th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting remained suspended for 24 minutes due to lack of quorum which also witnessed protest by the Opposition lawmakers for 15 minutes. Following are…

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Punjab Assembly Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, October 20, 2016: The Punjab Assembly could not proceed beyond Question Hour due to lack of quorum on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during fifth sitting of 24th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for an hour and 14 minutes. The…

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Punjab Assembly Passes LG Amendment Bill, Extends Two Ordinances

ISLAMABAD, October 19, 2016: The Punjab Assembly granted extension to two ordinances and passed six government bills including an amendment to local government law on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of 24th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for…

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Punjab Assembly Defers Suspended Lawmakers’ Agenda

ISLAMABAD, October 18, 2016: The Punjab Assembly deferred a portion of its agenda standing on the name of lawmakers whose membership is suspended, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday. The Election Commission of Pakistan has suspended the membership of 137 lawmakers of Punjab Assembly due to their failure in filing the Statement…

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Punjab Assembly Sitting Disrupted by Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, October 17, 2016: The Punjab Assembly could not take up its legislative business 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 24th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for 48 minutes. The sitting started…

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Punjab Assembly Condemns Indian Atrocities in Held Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, October 14, 2016: The Punjab Assembly adopted a supplementary resolution to condemn Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during first sitting of 24th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for two hours and 52 minutes. The…

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Punjab Assembly Debates Law & Order; Skips Bills

ISLAMABAD, September 2, 2016: The Punjab Assembly held discussion on law and order amidst low attendance of lawmakers and was prorogued without taking up two government bills on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during 10th and last sitting of the 23rd session: Members’…

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Punjab Assembly Takes Up Kashmir Issue; Ignores Regular Agenda

ISLAMABAD, September 1, 2016: The Punjab Assembly did not take up the legislative and non-legislative business set for Thursday’s sitting, but discussed human rights’ violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during ninth sitting of the 23rd session: Members’ Participation…

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