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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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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