Punjab Assembly Concludes Discussion on Health Amid Protests Against CM

ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2017: The Punjab Assembly concluded the general discussion on the issue of health while the Opposition lawmakers staged protest and walkout against the Chief Minister, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly…

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Punjab Assembly Defers Adjournment Motions

ISLAMABAD, January 25, 2017: The Punjab Assembly held general discussion on the issue of health while seven Adjournment Motions remained pended on the request of treasury, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Private Members’ Resolutions, Defers Bills

ISLAMABAD, January 24, 2017: The Punjab Assembly adopted four Private Members’ resolutions and deferred their bills due to the absence of Minister for Law on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for two…

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Punjab PA Addresses Agenda; Opposition Protests over Minister’s Remarks

ISLAMABAD, January 23, 2017: The Punjab Assembly took up its entire agenda amid opposition’s protest over minister’s remarks against political parties on Panama Leaks issue, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. Following are some key observations of House proceedings during first sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for…

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Heavy Reliance on Ordinances for legislation in Punjab

Standing Committees Take Longer Time to Report Back on Legislative Proposals No Private Member Bill passed in 16th Punjab Assembly so far The 16th Provincial Assembly of Punjab passed 137 government bills during 25 sessions held between June 1, 2013 and December 5, 2016, mainly focusing on Governance, Education, Elections and Human Rights. The lawmakers…

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Lawmakers Disinterest Marks Punjab Assembly’s 25th session

Chief Minister absent from House since June 24, 2016 Six out of eight sittings adjourned due to lack of quorum ISLAMABAD, December 9, 2016: Lack of interest of provincial lawmakers in proceedings marked the 25th session of Punjab Assembly, which passed seven government bills and witnessed introduction of one legislative proposal. The session continued for…

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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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