Senate Completes 11th Parliamentary Year

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2014: The Senate, on the last day of its 11th Parliamentary year, witnessed the introduction of a bill seeking amendment to Federal Public Service Commission Ordinance (FPSC), 1977 during 10th sitting of its 102nd session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings.

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KPK Assembly: Two Ordinances Laid and a Bill Introduced

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2014: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly witnessed introduction of two ordinances and a bill on Tuesday during the first sitting of its 11th Session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. The parliamentary secretary for communication and works laid the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Restriction of Rented Buildings (Security) Ordinance, 2014 and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Hotels Restriction (security)

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Senate Adopts Two Resolutions and Passes a Bill

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2014: The Senate adopted two resolutions and passed a bill during ninth sitting of its 102nd session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. The House debated a commenced resolution, tabled by female lawmaker of PPPP, urging the government to include all water disputes of Pakistan with India in the Composite Dialogue or in any other talks or

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KP Assembly adopts three resolutions, discusses law and order, Debates consume 36% of session time

ISLAMABAD, March 10th, 2014: The KP Assembly adopted three resolutions and debated law and order, distribution of development funds, political appointments, and education among other issues, as the Chief Minister remained absent for most of the 10 session and attended only two sittings, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. Three resolutions, tabled variously by the Jameet Ulema Islam-Fazal, Pakistan Peoples’ Party Parliamentarians (PPPP), and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) were adopted by the House regarding

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National Assembly passes five government bills, adopts several resolutions amidst low attendance of MNAs

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2014: The ninth session of the National Assembly passed legislation to overhaul the judicial system and adopted resolutions calling for better governance in the areas of energy and taxation, among others. However, lawmakers’ attendance was observed to be low, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. Five treasury-backed bills were passed while seven bills – including the Hindu Marriage Bill, 2014 – were

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Punjab Assembly Passes Fair Representation of Women Bill

ISLAMABAD, March 8: The Provincial Assembly witnessed the passage of Punjab Fair Representation of Women Bill, 2014 and adopted two resolutions during 2nd sitting of 7th session on Saturday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on observation of the proceedings through secondary sources. Introduced by the Minister for Law, the House passed the bill after having detailed discussion on it.

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[FAFEN] Women MPs Performance Report

ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2013: As the first parliamentary year of the incumbent 14th National Assembly is nearing to complete, women legislators performed impressively during nine House sessions asserting themselves in their lawmaking role, according to a Free and Fair Election Network report issued on the International Women’s Day. Women parliamentarians played an active role in the lawmaking process by submitting 12 private member bills (six singly and six jointly with their colleagues). These bills focused of issues pertaining to

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Punjab Assembly: Government Lays Ordinance, Opposition Walks Out

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2014: The Punjab Assembly witnessed the introduction of an ordinance in on Friday during the first sitting of 7th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Law Minister brought the Punjab Public Private Partnership Ordinance 2014 in the House. The Chair referred it to the relevant committee with directions to report back in one month. Another bill included in the agenda was not taken up.

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Two Anti-Terrorism Amendment Bills Introduced in Senate

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2014: The Senate witnessed introduction of two bills seeking amendment to the Anti-terrorism Act, 1997 during eighth sitting of its 102nd session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. State Minister for Interior introduced the bills which were referred to the relevant committees. These include the Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill, 2014.

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National Assembly Passes FPSC (Amendment) Bill, 2014

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2014: The National Assembly passed the Federal Public Service Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2014 during 10th sitting of its 9th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. The federal minister for science and technology introduced the bill which was passed by the House unanimously.

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