Sindh Assembly: Five Government Bills Passed Amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 19, 2014:  The Chair prorogued sine die the 15th session of the Sindh Assembly as the House passed five treasury-backed bills and adopted two resolutions in its 11th sitting on Wednesday despite low attendance, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). As many as 43 (26%) members were present at the start…

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Private Resolution Adopted Amidst Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 18, 2014: The Sindh Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution regarding non-Muslims amid low attendance during the 10th sitting of the ongoing 15th session on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The resolution, tabled by PML-F legislator, recommended the provincial government to act against the kidnapping of a Hindu girl Anjli…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Three Bills; Takes up Three CANs

ISLAMABAD, November 17, 2014: The Sindh Assembly passed three bills and took up three calling attention notices (CANs) during the 9th sitting of the 15th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Tabled by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, the House passed three bills including the Sindh Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2014;…

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Sindh Assembly Marked By Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 14, 2014: Starting 30 minutes behind schedule, the 8th sitting of 15th session of Sindh Assembly was marked by low attendance as only 3 MPAs were present at the start while 56 were there at the adjournment of the sitting says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). MQM lawmakers protested in the…

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Six Election Petitions Decided in October, 63 Pending

Islamabad, November 14, 2014: The election tribunals decided six cases in October 2014 bringing the total number of decided cases to 348 out of 411 (322 of 385 by the tribunals and 26 by the ECP itself) while 63 petitions are pending, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Of the decided 348 cases,…

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Sindh Assembly Adopts Resolution to Probe Reasons of Thar Drought

ISLAMABAD, November 11, 2014: The Sindh Assembly adopted a resolution urging the provincial government to form a multi-party committee to probe the causes of drought at Thar resulting the loss of lives during the 7th sitting of 15th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network. Tabled by the Leader of the Opposition, the…

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Sindh Assembly Passes 3 Bills, Takes up Four CANS

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2014: The Sindh Assembly passed three bills and took up four Calling Attention Notices (CANs) during the 6th sitting of 15th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Tabled by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs the House passed three bills including the Sindh Epidemic Diseases Bill 2014, the…

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Introduction of 17 Legislations, 8 Protests Mark 15th NA Session

Prime Minister attends two sittings, Points of Order Consume 33% of Session Time ISLAMABAD, November 7, 2014: The 15th session of the National Assembly was marked by the introduction of 17 new bills, 3-day debate on the Indian aggression on the Line of Control, eight protests and low attendance of members, says the Free and…

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Senate Session Marked by 6 Walkouts; Two Ordinances Tabled

ISLAMABAD, October 31, 2014: The Senate witnessed introduction of two ordinances aimed to facilitate the conduct of local government elections, six walkouts and absence of the Prime Minister during the 108th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network in its preliminary report based on direct observation. Three legislations − a private member’s bill and two ordinances − appeared on the session’s agenda. Both ordinances − the Electoral Rolls (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 and the Delimitation of Constituencies (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 − were introduced in the House while a private member’s bill seeking to revise powers, immunities and privileges of parliamentarians was withdrawn by the mover.

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NA Session Prorogued amid Opposition’s Boycott

ISLAMABAD, October 31, 2014: The 15th session of the National Assembly was prorogued on Friday amid a boycott by the opposition lawmakers, except for MQM, over the planned privatization of OGDCL, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The opposition lawmakers attended the proceedings wearing black bands on their arms to protest the privatization…

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