Punjab Assembly Adopts Resolution to Exempt CNIC Fee

ISLAMABAD, May 20, 2014: The Punjab Assembly adopted a resolution to exempt fee for issuance or renewal of Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) during 3rd sitting of the 8th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the House. Tabled by the PML-N female lawmaker,…

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Punjab Assembly Expresses Solidarity with Armed Forces

ISLAMABAD, May 19, 2014: The Punjab Assembly adopted a resolution to express solidarity with the Armed Forces during second sitting of its eighth session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Tabled by the Provincial Law Minister, the House adopted the resolution, which was earlier attempted by PML parliamentary…

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Punjab Assembly: Three Ordinances Laid, Two Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, May 16, 2014: The Punjab Assembly witnessed introduction of three ordinances and adoption of two resolutions on Friday during first sitting of its eighth session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Provincial Law Minister introduced the Management and Transfer of Properties by Development Authorities Ordinance 2014, the Bab-e-Pakistan…

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NA: Debate on Law and Order Continues, Two CANs Taken up

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2014: The National Assembly continued discussion on the law and order situation in the country during the sixth sitting of its 11th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Six members – PML-N (2) and one each from PTI, PPPP, JI and MQM – took part in the…

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KP Assembly: One Bill Passed, Four Bills Introduced

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2014:  The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly passed one bill and witnessed the introduction of four bills during the seventh sitting of 12th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Introduced by a JI lawmaker, the House passed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Regularization of Services of Adhoc Lecturer Bill 2014.…

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Senate: One Bill Passed, Four Bills Introduced

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2014: The Senate passed one bill and witnessed the introduction of four bills during the first sitting of its 104th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Introduced by a MQM lawmaker, the House passed a private member bill – the Pakistan Penal Code (Amendment) Bill 2014 –…

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FAFEN Unfolds Reforms for Transparent and Accountable Election System

ISLAMABAD: The Free and Fair Election Network has released (FAFEN) its preliminary recommendations for wide-ranging electoral reforms geared towards achieving a transparent and accountable election system that can ensure equal representation of citizens and strengthen democracy in Pakistan. FAFEN’s recommendations are based on the observation of general and by-elections from 2007 to date and address…

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FAFEN Calls for Immediate Political Dialogue on Electoral Reforms

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2014: Urging political parties and parliamentarians to immediately initiate a political dialogue on wide-ranging reforms to improve the election system, the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) calls for complete authority to the Election Commission over the electoral officials and processes as a prerequisite for free, fair and transparent elections. In a…

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National Assembly: Rigging Allegations Consume 47% of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2014: The debate on PTI’s election rigging allegations consumed 47 percent of the proceedings time mostly on points of order during the 5th sitting of 11th National Assembly session on Friday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Starting 21 minutes behind schedule, the Lower House met for two hours and…

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KP Assembly Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2014:  The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly adopted two separate resolutions demanding the federal government take steps for release of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and release of pension arrears of industrial workers during the sixth sitting of 12th session on Thursday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Tabled by a JUI-F female…

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