[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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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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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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NA Wraps up Debate on National Security Policy

ISLAMABAD, March 6, 2014: The National Assembly concluded its debate on National Internal Security Policy (NISP) during 9th sitting of its 9th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. The House suspended its regular agenda to discuss the internal security policy of the country. Ten lawmakers, including the federal minister for Interior, spoke on the motion under rule 259 for three hours

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Three Bills Introduced in Senate

ISLAMABAD, March 6, 2014: The Senate witnessed introduction of three bills during seventh sitting of its 102nd session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights introduced the bills which were referred to the relevant committees. These include the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils (Amendment) Bill, 2014; the Federal

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KP Assembly Discusses Political Appointments in Province

ISLAMABAD, March 6, 2014: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly during 10th sitting of its 10th session discussed political appointments in the province before being prorogued on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Seventeen lawmakers participated in the debate that continued for an hour and 57 minutes. Six members belonging to JUI-F, and followed by PML-N (4), PTI (3), QWP (2) and one legislator each of ANP and JI took part in the discussion.

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NA Suspends Agenda To Discuss National Security Policy

ISLAMABAD, March 5, 2014: The National Assembly debated a motion under rule 259 regarding National Internal Security Policy of the government on Wednesday during eighth sitting of its 9th session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Moved by Minister for Science and Technology, twelve legislators debated the motion for three hours and 25 minutes. Three PML-N members followed by two each of PPPP and JI and one each of PkMAP, JUI-F,

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KP Assembly Discusses Appointment of Consultants for Development Projects

ISLAMABAD, March 5, 2014: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly discussed appointment of consultants for development projects and its financial implications during ninth sitting of its ongoing 10th session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Nine lawmakers participated in the debate that continued for an hour and 20 minutes. Two members each from JI, JUI-F and PML-N followed by one legislator each of ANP, QWP and PPPP took part in the discussion.

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National Assembly: Two Bills Introduced, One Resolution Adopted

ISLAMABAD, March 4, 2014: The National Assembly on Tuesday adopted a resolution and witnessed introduction of two bills during the 7th sitting of its 9th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. A female lawmaker of PML-N introduced the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2014 to amend Pakistan Penal Code, 1860, the Criminal Procedure Code, 1898 and the Qanun-e-Shahadat Order, 1984. A minority lawmaker of PPPP laid The Hindu Marriage Bill, 2014 in the House.

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