Punjab Assembly Faces Quorum Syndrome, Hasty Legislation

Chief Minister Absent from Proceedings Since Last Four Sessions ISLAMABAD, February 12, 2017: Punjab Assembly’s 26th session was marked by lack of quorum, hasty legislation and treasury’s disinterest in lawmakers’ adjournment motions on public importance matters. The opposition lawmakers pointed out the absence of quorum 17 times during the session that spanned over 14 sittings. Three…

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KP Assembly's 22nd Session Prorogued Abruptly

KP Assembly’s 22nd Session Prorogued Abruptly

62% questions remain unaddressed due to movers and ministerial absence Provincial Assembly passes four bills, adopts five resolutions ISLAMABAD, February 11, 2017: The 22nd Session of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was prorogued abruptly just after four sittings. The Chair adjourned the third sitting on Jan 27, 2017 for February 20, 2017, but later the sitting…

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Sindh Lawmakers Pass Bill against Child Labor, Violence

Sindh Lawmakers Pass Bill against Child Labor, Violence

Provincial Assembly Gives Approval to Seven Bills, Adopts 12 Resolutions ISLAMABAD: Marked by low attendance of lawmakers, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed seven bills, including an important legislative proposal to protect children from underage labor and corporal punishments and adopted 12 resolutions during 12 sittings of the reporting session. The opposition benches tried to…

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Punjab Assembly Discusses Food, Health Issues

ISLAMABAD, February 9, 2017: The Punjab Assembly’s 26th session prorogued on Thursday following a discussion on food and health issues, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during last (14th) sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for three hours and 59 minutes however the proceedings…

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National Assembly Passes Two Private Members’ Bills Since 2013

National Assembly Passes Two Private Members’ Bills Since 2013

NA Starts Releasing Daily Bulletin of Proceedings Prime Minister, PTI leader, among 22 lawmakers, who remain absent during entire session The National Assembly transacted heavy legislative agenda during 39th session and passed 17 bills, including two Private Members’ bills. It is first time since 2013 that the incumbent Assembly passed any Private Member bill. The…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD, February 8, 2017: The Punjab Assembly passed four government bills including the Punjab Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2017 in the absence of Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 13th sitting of 26th session: Members’ Participation The…

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National Assembly Passes Two Private Members’ Bills

ISLAMABAD, February 7, 2017: The National Assembly passed two Private Members’ bills, adopted two resolutions and witnessed introduction of two other bills, which were sent to the relevant committees on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during ninth and last sitting of the…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Two Private Members’ Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, February 7, 2017: The Punjab Assembly adopted two Private Members’ resolutions on Tuesday, urging the government to install water treatment plants and build service roads for bikers, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 12th sitting of 26th session:  Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for…

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NA Adopts Resolution in Support of Kashmiris, Passes Three Bills

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2017: The National Assembly adopted a resolution to express solidarity and support with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir and passed three government bills on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. The Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition didn’t attend the sitting. Following are key…

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Punjab Assembly Expresses Solidarity with Kashmiris

ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab unanimously adopted a resolution to express solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Leader of the House and all the Parliamentary leaders remained absent during the proceedings. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 11th…

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