Sindh Assembly: Twenty Lawmakers Take Part in Budget Discussion

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh resumed general discussion on the annual budget 2017-18 amid absence of the Leader of the House and the Opposition Leader on Saturday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of the 33rd session:  Members’ Participation The Sindh…

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KP Assembly: Leader of the Opposition Opens Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2017: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly opened debate on the Provincial Budget 2017-18 with the speech of Leader of the Opposition on Saturday, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of 25th session: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings…

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KP Assembly Witnesses Improvement in Working Hours, Members’ Participation

KP Assembly Witnesses Improvement in Working Hours, Members’ Participation

Legislative output and executive oversight also improve Average Attendance Per Sitting remains 58% Late commencement of proceedings becomes routine Number of protests, identification of quorum increase Committees review only 10 percent of the bills ISLAMABAD: The Provincial Assembly of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) registered an increase in its annual working hours, participation of lawmakers, legislative…

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Sindh Assembly Continues Budget Debate amid Opposition’s Protest

ISLAMABAD, June 9, 2017: Nine lawmakers participated in the general discussion on the annual budget 2017-18 amidst protest and walkout by opposition lawmakers on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of the 33rd session:  Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for four hours and…

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Treasury, Opposition Protests Disrupt NA Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, June 9, 2017: The National Assembly could not hold the budget debate on Friday due to the protests by treasury and opposition lawmakers against one another over certain political matters, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during 12th sitting of the 43rd session:  Members’ Participation The National…

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Senate Passes the Illegal Dispossession (Amendment) Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD, June 9, 2017: The Senate passed the Illegal Dispossession (Amendment) Bill, 2017 on Friday while 15 lawmakers raised Points of Public Importance consuming an hour of the proceedings, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Later, the session was prorogued. Following are key observations of the proceedings of 11th (last)…

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Punjab Assembly Discusses Education Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 9, 2017: The Punjab Assembly began the consideration of the Demands for Grants 2017-18 on Friday and discussed the grant worth Rs 40.7 billion demanded for education sector, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during sixth sitting of 30th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab…

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Sindh Assembly Starts Debate on Finance Bill 2017

ISLAMABAD, June 8, 2017: The Sindh Assembly on Thursday started debate on the Finance Bill, 2017 during second sitting of its 33rd session, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings:  Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met for four hours and one minute. The sitting started at…

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National Assembly Condemns Attack on Iranian Parliament

Seeks amicable solution to Saudi Arabia-Qatar dispute ISLAMABAD, June 8, 2017: The National Assembly on Thursday adopted two resolutions to condemn terrorist attacks in Iran and  express deep concerns over rift in the Gulf region including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of…

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Senate Adopts Resolution to Condemn Terrorist Attacks in Iran

ISLAMABAD, June 8, 2017: The Senate on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution to condemn the terrorist incidents on the Parliament and the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in Iran, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House, meanwhile, concluded debate on the budget and adopted recommendations on the Finance Bill, 2017 presented by the Standing…

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