Senate Discusses Quetta, Mardan Terror Incidents

ISLAMABAD, September 7, 2016: The Senate on Wednesday discussed incidents of terrorism at Civil Hospital Quetta and District Courts Mardan during third sitting of the 252nd session, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House business: Members’ Participation The Senate met for five hours…

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Opposition Protests against Tax Laws Ordinance in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, September 7, 2016: The opposition parties in the National Assembly staged a walkout against the Tax Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2016 on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours…

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Senate Transacts Most of its Agenda

ISLAMABAD, September 6, 2016: The Senate transacted most of its agenda during the second sitting of its 252nd session on Tuesday, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House business: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and 27 minutes. The sitting started…

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Lack of Quorum Persists in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, September 6, 2016: The National Assembly could not address majority of Private Members’ agenda due to low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours…

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NA Amends National Command Authority Act in absence of PM, Opposition

ISLAMABAD, September 5, 2016: The National Assembly passed two Government bills, including the National Command Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the absence of Opposition parties who were staging walkout against the Prime Minister’s disqualification reference issue, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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Senate Suspends Agenda to Discuss Terror Attacks

ISLAMABAD, September 5, 2016: The Upper House of the Parliament suspended regular agenda on Monday and discussed the recent terror attacks in Quetta and Mardan, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The House also adopted a resolution to condemn the terrorist activities in both the cities, resulting in the loss…

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National Assembly: Panama Inquiry Bill Introduced; Altaf Statement Condemned

ISLAMABAD, September 2, 2016: The National Assembly adopted a resolution condemning the anti-Pakistan statement of Altaf Hussain while the government introduced the Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Bill, 2016 before the Lower House on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of…

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Punjab Assembly Debates Law & Order; Skips Bills

ISLAMABAD, September 2, 2016: The Punjab Assembly held discussion on law and order amidst low attendance of lawmakers and was prorogued without taking up two government bills on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during 10th and last sitting of the 23rd session: Members’…

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Punjab Assembly Takes Up Kashmir Issue; Ignores Regular Agenda

ISLAMABAD, September 1, 2016: The Punjab Assembly did not take up the legislative and non-legislative business set for Thursday’s sitting, but discussed human rights’ violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during ninth sitting of the 23rd session: Members’ Participation…

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Curbs on Observation in NA-63 Jhelum-II by-election

Heavy presence of security personnel observed inside polling stations  Incidents of violations decreased significantly under ECP officials ISLAMABAD, August 31, 2016: Security officials barred duly accredited FAFEN election observers from observing nearly 10 percent of the polling stations in the by-election for NA-63 (Jhelum-II) held on Wednesday. However, the observation was allowed in the by-election…

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