Senate Condemns Attack on Ismaili Community in Karachi

ISLAMABAD, May 13, 2015: The Senate adopted a resolution to condemn the attack on the Ismaili community on Wednesday that killed at least 43 people and injured several others, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The resolution was tabled by a PPPP senator and passed unanimously by the House. The lawmakers also offered prayers…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2015: The Senate continued to witness low attendance on Tuesday as 20 lawmakers (19%) were present at the start of the sitting and 32 (31%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Four lawmakers discussed the annual report on the observance and implementation of the federation’s principles…

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Sindh Assembly Starts Pre-Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2015: The Sindh Assembly started its pre-budget debate on Tuesday, giving lawmakers an opportunity to express their priorities for the upcoming provincial budget, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 50 minutes behind the schedule with 35 lawmakers (21%) present at the start and 48 (29%) at the time…

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Senate Leaves 60% Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, May 11, 2015: The Upper House of the Parliament left 60% of its agenda unaddressed on Monday as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 18 legislators (17%) present at the start and 26 (25%) at the…

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Balochistan Assembly: Question Hour Deferred Due to Minister’s Absence

ISLAMABAD, May 11, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly could not take up any of the question on its agenda as the relevant minister was not present for the sitting on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 41 minutes behind the schedule with 17 lawmakers (26%) present at the start and 23…

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Sindh Assembly Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 11, 2015: The Sindh Assembly witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Monday as the House discussed a report on budget expenditures and utilization during the third quarter of the current fiscal year, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 69 minutes behind the schedule with 38 lawmakers (23%) present at…

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Sindh Assembly Passes LG (Second Amendment) Bill 2015

ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed the Sindh Local Government (Second Amendment) Bill 2015 during 11th sitting of its ongoing session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 40 minutes behind the schedule with 35 (21%) lawmakers present at the start and 44 (26%) at the time of…

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PK-95 By-Election: Candidates Collude to Bar Women from Voting

ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2015: As many as 47,282 women were barred from voting in the by-election to the provincial assembly seat PK-95 (Lower Dir-II) on Thursday under a tacit understanding among contesting candidates, says a preliminary observation report released by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Friday. The candidates had reached a verbal agreement…

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Senate Seeks Report on Arrest of KPK Workers

ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2015: Starting at its scheduled time, the Senate discussed an adjournment motion (AM) regarding arrest and lodging of FIR against Workers of Welfare Board, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, who were protesting at Korang Road, Islamabad, against their dismissal from service, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Four lawmakers- ANP (2) and one each…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Thursday was marked by low attendance of lawmakers and a major chunk of the time being consumed by points of order (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 15 legislators (14%) were present at the start of the sitting and 28 (27%) at the time…

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