Better administration, over-zealous security mark high-turnout NA-154 by-election

Better administration, over-zealous security mark high-turnout NA-154 by-election

ISLAMABAD, December 24, 2015: An impressive voter turnout of nearly 60 percent, restriction on independent observation and an over-zealous security arbitrarily interpreting election laws characterized a relatively better administered and hotly-contested by-election for NA-154 in Lodhran that preceded a campaign with excessive use of public and private money, say preliminary observation findings by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

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Balochistan PA Elects New Leader of the House 

ISLAMABAD, December 24, 2015: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan unanimously elected Nawab Sanaullah Zehri as new Leader of the House on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Sanaullah Zehri was elected unopposed as the 22nd Chief Minister of the province. Some key observations are as follows: Members’ Participation in…

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Balochistan PA Elects Speaker 

ISLAMABAD, December 24, 2015: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan elected Rahila Hameed Khan Durrani as the Speaker of the Assembly on Thursday during 1st sitting of its 23rd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Rahila Durrani was elected unopposed and became the first ever woman to take oath as…

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Senate Adopts Four Resolutions, Takes Up Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, December 23, 2015: The Senate adopted four supplementary resolutions besides taking up its entire agenda during eighth sitting of its ongoing 122nd session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Some key observations are as follows: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Senate met for two hours and…

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Senate: Two Bills Introduced, A Resolution Adopted

ISLAMABAD, December 22, 2015: The Senate witnessed introduction of two government bills and an ordinance, adoption of a resolution and debate on two adjournment motions on Tuesday during seventh sitting of its ongoing 122nd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Some key observations are as follows: Members’ Participation in…

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KP PA Elects Deputy Speaker

ISLAMABAD, December 22, 2015: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) elected Meher Taj Roghani as the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly on Tuesday during 78th sitting of its ongoing 15th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following the election, the House was adjourned to meet again on January 8,…

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Sindh PA: Three Bills Introduced, A Resolution Adopted

ISLAMABAD, December 22, 2015: Starting 108 minutes behind the schedule, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh witnessed introduction of three private members’ bills and adoption of one resolution on Tuesday during seventh and last sitting of its 22nd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Some key observations are as follows:…

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Senate Takes Up its Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2015: The Senate took up its entire agenda appearing on Orders of the Day on Monday during sixth sitting of its ongoing 122nd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Some key observations are as follows: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Senate met for three hours…

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KP PA Takes Up Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2015: Starting 28 minutes behind the scheduled time, the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) took up all agenda items appearing on ‘Orders of the Day’ on Monday during 77th sitting of its ongoing 15th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Speaker announced that election of the Deputy Speaker would…

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KP PA: Break Consumes 57 Percent of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2015: Starting 22 minutes behind the scheduled time, proceeding of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly remained stalled for 50 minutes due to prayer and tea break, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Friday. The sitting started at 1522 hours against its scheduled time of 1500 hours with 36 legislators (29%)…

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