NA Passes Bill to Extend SC and PHC Jurisdiction to FATA, Discusses Kasur Incident

ISLAMABAD, January 12, 2018: The National Assembly, on Friday, passed a bill seeking to extend the jurisdiction of Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court (PHC) to Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) and held discussion on the Kasur incident, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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Sindh Assembly Condemns Kasur Incident

ISLAMABAD, January 11, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh unanimously adopted a resolution on Thursday condemning the abduction, rape and murder of seven years old girl in Kasur, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of the 37th session: Members’ Participation…

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Sindh Assembly Pays Tribute to late MPA Ahmed Ali Pitafi

ISLAMABAD, January 10, 2018: The Sindh Assembly was adjourned on Wednesday after adopting a resolution in honor of late MPA Ahmed Ali Pitafi, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during first sitting of the 37th session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met…

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Illegal Canvassing, Lack of Critical Election Materials Mark PP-20 By-Election

Illegal Canvassing, Lack of Critical Election Materials Mark PP-20 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, January 09, 2018: Despite an improved legal and regulatory framework, electoral irregularities, procedural violations and weak enforcement characterized the low-turnout by-election of PP-20 Chakwal-I held on Tuesday, which otherwise remained peaceful, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). This was the first by-election held under the Elections Act, 2017 which came into force in…

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Opposition Withdraws No Confidence Motion Against Balochistan CM

ISLAMABAD, January 9, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly’s session was prorogued on Tuesday after the opposition lawmakers withdrew No Confidence Motion against the Chief Minister over the latter’s resignation, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first and last sitting of the Assembly’s 47th session: Members’ Participation The Balochistan Assembly met for…

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FAFEN to Observe Chakwal By-Election with 48 Trained Citizen-Observers

FAFEN to Observe Chakwal By-Election with 48 Trained Citizen-Observers

ISLAMABAD January 8, 2017: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) will observe the PP-20 Chakwal-I by-election which will be conducted under the new Elections Act, 2017 on January 9, 2018. This Provincial Assembly seat fell vacant on October 30, 2017 due to the death of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) Chaudhry Liaquat Ali Khan During…

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Delimitation Bill Finally Sails Through Senate

Delimitation Bill Finally Sails Through Senate

Eight-sitting session adopts five resolutions, passes four government bills The Senate adopted five resolutions and passed four government bills, including the delimitation bill that provides for reallocation of National Assembly’s seats among the federating units, during its eight-sitting 271st session. The Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 was passed on December 19, 2017 after getting clearance from…

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Treasury, Opposition Lock Horns over FATA Reforms Bill

Treasury, Opposition Lock Horns over FATA Reforms Bill

None of the sittings could commence on scheduled time Opposition stages walk out in nine sittings Islamabad, December 21, 2017: The National Assembly could not address its scheduled business during 50th session that ended on December 21, 2017. The eleven-sitting session had five government bills and heavy Private Members’ business on the agenda. Four government bills were…

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Lack of Quorum Leads to Prorogation of NA Session

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2017: The proceedings of the National Assembly continued for 15 minutes on Thursday as the Chair announced prorogation of the session sine die after the quorum was found incomplete, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 11th sitting of the…

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Quorum Issue Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2017: The quorum issue persisted in the National Assembly on Wednesday as the sitting remained suspended for 52 minutes due to the presence of less than 25 percent lawmakers in the House, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during tenth sitting of the…

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