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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ECP Must Release Result Forms Now

FAFEN launches public campaign ISLAMABAD, September 11, 2014: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) launched today an online public campaign (http://www.fafen.org/petition/ecp/sign) demanding the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to post on its website essential documents related to the results of General Elections 2013 without further delay, which are fundamental to any objective assessment of…

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Low Attendance Joint Sitting Debates Political situation

ISLAMABAD, September 10, 2014: The 7th sitting of the ongoing 3rd Joint Session of the Parliament continued to witness low attendance of legislators as only 87 were present at the start of the sitting while 38 at the adjournment, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The joint sitting continued the debate on the…

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Low MPs Attendance Mark 6th Joint Sitting of Parliament

ISLAMABAD, September 9, 2014: Starting 21 minutes behind the schedule, the sixth sitting of the ongoing Joint Session of the Parliament on Tuesday continued to witness low MPs attendance as 63 legislators were present at outset while 136 at the adjournment of the sitting, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Four legislators –…

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42% MPs Attend Joint Sitting; Debate on Political Situation Continues

Resolution adopted to increase Literacy Rate ISLAMABAD, September 8, 2014: Starting 50 minutes behind schedule, the fifth sitting of the ongoing Joint Session of the Parliament on Monday witnessed low attendance as 107 legislators were present at outset while 102 at the adjournment of the sitting, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Continuing…

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Joint session debates political situation for three minutes

Points of Order consume 84% of sitting time ISLAMABAD, September 5, 2014: Starting 35 minutes behind schedule, the fourth sitting of the ongoing Joint Session of the Parliament left the sole agenda item on the Orders of the Day unaddressed to raise five Points of Order which consumed 84% of the sitting time, says the…

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Low Attendance Sitting Adopts Resolution Affirming Supremacy of Parliament

ISLAMABAD, August 22, 2014: The last sitting of the 107th session of Senate unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the supremacy of the Constitution as well as Parliament and rejected the demands about the resignation of Prime Minister and the dissolution of Assemblies, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Sponsored by a PPPP Senator,…

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