Balochistan MPs Demand Restoration of International Flights from Quetta

ISLAMABAD, May 22, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday, demanding the federal government to resume international flights from Quetta and run Boeing aircrafts on PIA flights to other parts of the country, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The issue was brought up as an adjournment motion and converted into a…

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FAFEN to Observe Local Government Elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

ISLAMABAD, May 22, 2015: Continuing with its mandate to strengthen the election process in Pakistan, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) will observe the upcoming local government elections in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, scheduled to be held on May 30, 2015. FAFEN plans to deploy a total of 1,026 trained and non-partisan observers in as many union councils…

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Low Attendance Persists in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, May 22, 2015: The Punjab Assembly continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers on Friday as the House held a discussion on law and order in the province, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 49 minutes behind the schedule with only seven members (2%) present at the start and 22…

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Heavy Police Presence, Restriction on Observation Mark PP-196 By-Election

Islamabad, May 21, 2015: Heavy presence of police inside polling stations and restrictions on citizens’ observation marked the by-election held in PP-196 (Multan-III) on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The seat was vacated by Abdul Waheed Chaudhry of the ruling PML-N, who was disqualified by an election tribunal…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, May 21, 2015: The fifth sitting of the Punjab Assembly was adjourned without completing its agenda due to missing quorum on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 48 minutes behind the schedule with 14 members present at the start and 75 at the time of adjournment. The Chief Minister…

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Sindh Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 21, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed a government bill on Thursday as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 68 minutes behind the schedule with 20 members present at the start and 63 at the time of adjournment. The Chief Minister…

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Senate Passes Gas Cess Bill amid Protest

ISLAMABAD, May 20, 2015: The Senate passed the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess Bill 2015 amid protest by the opposition parties here on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Nineteen lawmakers- PPPP (5), MQM (3), PTI, PkMAP, NP, ANP (2 each), PML, BNP-A (one each) and an Independent lawmaker-participated in…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Three Bills amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 20, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed three government bills on Wednesday as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 68 minutes behind the schedule with 22 members present at the start and 49 at the time of adjournment. The Chief Minister…

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Punjab Assembly: Opposition Irked by Ministers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, May 20, 2015: The Punjab Assembly witnessed a walkout and suspension of proceedings due to the absence of provincial ministers on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 32 minutes behind the schedule with 13 (4%) members present at the start and 72 (19%) at the time of adjournment. The…

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Balochistan Assembly Debates Law and Order

ISLAMABAD, May 19, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly took up two adjournment motions and discussed law and order in the province during the 4th sitting of its ongoing 18th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. The first adjournment motion (AM) was regarding the attack on an adviser to…

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