National Assembly Starts Debate on Federal Budget 2015-16

ISLAMABAD, June 09, 2015: The National Assembly opened debate on Federal Budget 2015-16 with the speech of Leader of the Opposition on Tuesday, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Leader of the Opposition spoke for two hours and 35 minutes (155 minutes) followed by MQM Parliamentary leader 69 minutes,…

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Opposition Demands Live Broadcast of Budget Speeches

ISLAMABAD, June 08, 2015: The entire opposition in the National Assembly walked out of the House for two hours and 40 minutes, calling upon the government to broadcast their budget speeches live on television, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The opposition came back to the House only after getting assurance from the Minister…

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Senate Unable to Kick off Debate on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 08, 2015: The Upper House on Monday could not start debate on the Federal Budget 2015-16 due to the demand of the opposition parties to broadcast their speeches live on television, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Senate Chairman suspended the proceedings for 68 minutes in…

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Mandi Bahauddin By-Poll Marked by Strong Police Presence, Unlawful Campaigning

Islamabad, June 08, 2015: Strong presence of police and unauthorized personnel inside polling stations marked the by-election held in NA-108 (Mandi Bahauddin-I) on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The by-election was held in the wake of PTI leader Muhammad Ijaz Chaudhry’s disqualification in a fake degree case. Chaudhry…

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Finance Bill Presented in Senate

ISLAMABAD, June 5, 2015: The Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization presented a copy of the Finance Bill 2015, containing the Annual Budget Statement during the first sitting of the 116th session on Friday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Starting 32 minutes behind the schedule, the sitting witnessed…

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PML-N Government Presents Third Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 05, 2015: The incumbent PML-N government presented its third budget in the 14th National Assembly with a total outlay of Rs.4.31 trillion on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization presented the budget 2015-16 during the first sitting of the 23rd…

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President Addresses Joint Session of Parliament

ISLAMABAD, June 4, 2015: President Mamnoon Hussain addressed a joint session of the Parliament to mark the advent of the incumbent government’s third parliamentary year on Thursday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 10 minutes behind the schedule, lasting 41 minutes during which the President spoke on national issues for…

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Votes in Largest-Ever Election

Peshawar, May 31, 2015: An impressive number of voters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa turned out to elect their local council representatives on Saturday in the largest-ever electoral exercise in the province, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Although the campaign period remained peaceful to a large extent, Election Day was marked by administrative mismanagement, extremely…

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Balochistan Assembly Condemns Killing of Passengers in Mastung

ISLAMABAD, May 30, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution on Saturday to condemn the killing of 19 passengers in Mastung and express condolences with the victims’ families, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 15 minutes behind the schedule with 21 lawmakers (32%) present at the start and 22 (34%) at…

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Balochistan Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 28, 2015: Low attendance persisted in Balochistan Assembly on Thursday as the House adopted a resolution demanding an increase in the job quota for the province, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 45 minutes behind the schedule with 17 lawmakers (26%) present at the start and 19 (29%) at…

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