Punjab Assembly Passes Three Bills Amidst Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2014: The Punjab Assembly passed three bills amidst low attendance on Thursday during the fifth sitting of 7th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The House considered the bills clause by clause and passed them with majority vote. The bills passed include the Punjab Development of Cities (Amendment) Bill, 2014, the Lahore Garrison University Bill, 2014 and the Punjab Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2013.

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2013 General Election: Key Findings

FAFEN observed polling processes at a maximum of 38,274 polling stations and 31,337 polling booths spanning over 263 National Assembly constituencies as a part of its election day observations. The exercise yielded observations of a total 71,397 irregularities and violations in the day’s proceedings. These observations were recorded on standardized observation checklists designed to document…

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Lack of Quorum Mars Punjab Assembly Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2014: The lawmakers in the Punjab Assembly pointed out quorum for three times and the sitting had to be adjourned after the third headcount on Wednesday during the fourth sitting of 7th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Three lawmakers, two belonging to PTI and one to PML, pointed out the quorum thrice during the sitting. The bells were rung for five minutes each. On the first two occasions, the House resumed its 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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Punjab Assembly Adopts Five Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2014: The Punjab Assembly adopted five resolutions on Tuesday during the third sitting of 7th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Three of these resolutions were sponsored by PML-N lawmakers and two by PTI legislators. The House rejected another resolution of PTI lawmaker by 77 votes to 20 votes.

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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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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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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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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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