14th Session of Sindh Assembly Marked By Low Interest of MPAs

ISLAMABAD, September 26, 2014: Low attendance of MPAs and protest by opposition benches against the allocation of seats in the newly made assembly hall marked the short two-sitting 14th session of the Sindh Assembly. Meeting for five hours and 29 minutes, with an average delay of 51 minutes, adopted three Resolutions condemning the division and…

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Peaceful By-election Held in Dera Ismail Khan

Islamabad, September 26, 2014: A peaceful polling process amid unlawful campaigning around certain polling stations marked the by-election held in Dera Ismail Khan on September 8, 2014. By-election was held in PK-68 following the disqualification of independent candidate Javed Akbar Khan for submitting a fake degree. The ECP set up a total of 108 polling…

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Last Sitting of 14th Session Witness Low Attendance

Session prorogued sine die ISLAMABAD, September 26, 2014: The last sitting of the 14th session of Sindh Assembly witnessed low attendance of MPAs as only 17% of the total membership was present at the outset, while 26 % were there at the adjournment of the sitting, says Free and Fair Election Network. Meeting for three…

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Two Resolutions Adopted Against Division of Sindh

ISLAMABAD, September 25, 2014: The Sindh Assembly adopted two resolutions against the division of Sindh and the creation of new administrative units in Sindh during the first sitting of 14th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The opposition legislators staged a 21-minute walkout over the scattered allotment of seats on the opposition…

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Two Bills Introduced in Balochistan Assembly

ISLAMABAD, September 24, 2014: The Balochistan Assembly witnessed introduction of two bills during the first sitting of 14th session on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). A PkMAP lawmaker introduced both the bills that include the Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences (Amendment) Bill 2014 and the Balochistan University…

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3rd Joint Session Prorogued; Resolution Adopted to Strengthen Democracy

ISLAMABAD, September 19, 2014: The 3rd Joint Session of the Parliament prorogued sine die on Friday after unanimously adopting a resolution to uphold the supremacy of parliament, constitution, democracy and state institutions, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition winded up the political debate in…

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9th Joint Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2014: The 9th sitting of the ongoing 3rd Joint Session of the Parliament continued to witness low attendance of legislators as only 27 were present at the start of the sitting while 79 were there at the adjournment, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Parliament continued the debate on…

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Low Attendance Sitting Continues Debate on Political Situation

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2014: Starting 35 minutes behind schedule, the eighth sitting of the 3rd Joint Session of the Parliament on Wednesday witnessed low attendance as 64 legislators were present at outset while 101 at the adjournment of the sitting, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Continuing debate on a motion about the…

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79 Election Petitions Still Await Decisions

ISLAMABAD, September 12, 2014: The election tribunals decided five cases from August 11 to 31, 2014 – bringing the total number of decided cases to 331 out of 410 (305 out of 384 by the tribunals and 26 by the ECP) while 79 petitions (19%) are still pending with the election tribunals. Given the backlog,…

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