Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 27, 2015: Starting 40 minutes behind the schedule, the first sitting of the Senate’s 111th session took up all agenda items amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Eleven senators (11%) were present at the start of the sitting and eight (8%) at the…

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LG (Amendment) Bill Introduced in Balochistan Assembly

ISLAMABAD, February 26, 2015: Starting 52 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of the 16th session of Balochistan Assembly witnessed introduction of the Balochistan Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2015 on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting was marked by low attendance as 24 members (37%) were present…

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Sindh Assembly Passes LG (Amendment) Bill

ISLAMABAD, February 24, 2015: Starting 44 minutes behind schedule, the Sindh Assembly unanimously passed the Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2015 during 16th sitting of its ongoing 18th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Low attendance was witnessed during the sitting as 15 members (9%) were present at the start and…

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FAFEN launches Interactive Parliamentary Information Portal

Elected Representative Now a Click Away ISLAMABAD, February 24, 2015: Citizens can now follow their elected representatives and standing committees, engage with them, post comments and debate issues through an interactive parliamentary information portal that was launched here on Tuesday, says a press release by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). FAFEN’s parliamentary information portal…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, February 24, 2015: Starting 53 minutes behind schedule, the ninth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 12th session adopted three resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Sixteen legislators (4%) were present at the start of the sitting while 60 (16%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Two Bills amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 23, 2015: Starting 90 minutes behind schedule, the eighth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 12th session was marked by passage of two bills amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Thirty-five legislators (9%) were present at the start of the sitting and 72 (20%) at the time of…

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

ISLAMABAD, February 23, 2015: Starting 45 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of the 16th session of Balochistan Assembly did not take up any question on the agenda related to Education Department due to the absence of minister, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting was marked by low…

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Sindh Assembly Defers LG (Amendment) Bill

ISLAMABAD, February 23, 2015: Starting 43 minutes behind the schedule, the Sindh Assembly passed a motion to defer the Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Bill during 15th sitting of its ongoing 18th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Low attendance was witnessed during the sitting as 22 members (13%) were present at…

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