Punjab Assembly: Lack of Quorum Leads to Adjournment of Sitting

ISLAMABAD, January 2, 2015: Starting 47 minutes behind schedule, the 15th sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s ongoing 11th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum after meeting for two hours and 27 minutes, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. PPPP lawmaker pointed out the quorum at 1139 hours, following which…

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National Assembly Sitting Marked by Opposition’s Walkouts

ISLAMABAD, January 1, 2015: Starting 20 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of the National Assembly’s 17th session on Thursday witnessed a number of walkouts by opposition lawmakers against the absence of ministers and the government’s decision to increase GST on petroleum products, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 35 lawmakers (10%) were…

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Senate Witnesses Walkout over Increase in GST on Petroleum Products

ISLAMABAD, January 1, 2015: Starting 34 minutes behind the schedule, the ninth sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Thursday witnessed a walkout by opposition lawmakers against increase in General Sales Tax (GST) on petroleum products, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House took up a calling attention notice…

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Senate: PM Winds Up Debate on Attack at APS Peshawar

ISLAMABAD, December 31, 2014: Starting 30 minutes behind the schedule, the eighth sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Wednesday witnessed conclusion of debate on terrorist attack in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The Prime Minister concluded discussion during his 22-minute speech while three senators expressed their views…

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Debate on APS Attack Consumes 66% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, December 30, 2014: Starting 47 minutes behind the schedule, the seventh sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Tuesday continued the debate on the terrorist attack in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Nine lawmakers – seven belonging to PPPP and one each from PML and PML-N –…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Four Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, December 30, 2014: The Punjab Assembly adopted four resolutions during its 14th sitting of the 11th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The resolutions demand ramps for disabled persons at public places; registration of mobile phone repairing services and mandating phone sellers to provide an original…

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Senate Continues Debate on Peshawar Massacre

ISLAMABAD, December 29, 2014: Starting 35 minutes behind the schedule, the sixth sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Monday witnessed a continuation of the debate on the terrorist attack at a school in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Seven lawmakers – two each belonging to PML-N, PPPP…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Two Bills Amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 29, 2014: The Punjab Assembly passed two bills during the 13th sitting of the 11th session on Monday as low attendance of lawmakers persisted, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House passed the Punjab Higher Education Commission Bill, 2014 and the Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute and Research…

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Senate Passes One Bill, Debates Attack on APS Peshawar

ISLAMABAD, December 26, 2014: Starting 42 minutes behind schedule, the fifth sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Friday passed one bill and continued debate regarding attack at Army Public School in Peshawar, say Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Introduced by Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, the House passed…

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Punjab Assembly: Lack of Quorum Leads to Adjournment of Sitting

ISLAMABAD, December 26, 2014: Starting 47 minutes behind schedule, the 12th sitting of the 11th session of Punjab Assembly was adjourned due to lack of quorum after meeting for two hours and 11 minutes on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. PML-N lawmaker pointed out the quorum at 1109 hours…

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