Balochistan Assembly Demands Additional 29 NA and 26 PA seats

ISLAMABAD, March 24, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly adopted four resolutions on Saturday including a resolution recommending the federal parliament to increase the National Assembly (NA) and Provincial Assembly (PA) seats for the province, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fifth sitting of the Assembly’s 50th session:  Members’ Participation …

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Balochistan Assembly Lacks Quorum to Take up Agenda

ISLAMABAD, March 22, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly did not take up any agenda item on Thursday due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fourth sitting of the Assembly’s 50th session:  Members’ Participation  The Balochistan Assembly met for 29 minutes. The sitting started at 1633 hours against the…

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Balochistan Assembly Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, March 20, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly was adjourned on Tuesday without transacting its scheduled business due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the third sitting of the Assembly’s 50th session:  Members’ Participation  The Balochistan Assembly met for 13 minutes. The sitting started at 1529 hours against…

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Balochistan Assembly Demands 20 Additional Seats

ISLAMABAD, March 17, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution on Saturday demanding an addition of 20 seats in the provincial assembly, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second sitting of the Assembly’s 50th session:  Members’ Participation  The Balochistan Assembly met for three hours. The sitting started at 1627…

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Delimitation Proposals: FAFEN Identifies Discrepancies in Size of Electoral Constituencies

ISLAMABAD, March 16, 2018: Free and Fair Election Network (ECP) has identified varying degree of discrepancies in the population size of electoral constituencies in fresh delimitation proposals laid out by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). While ECP has upheld the legal delimitation principles of geographical compactness and respect for the existing boundaries of administrative units, the principle of equality of vote is compromised in as many as 81 National Assembly constituencies where the variation in population size exceeds the ordinarily permissible legal limit of 10%.

Election Rules, 2017 drafted and approved by ECP appeared to have been strictly adhered to but in that process legal principle of equality of vote is compromised. Rules pertaining to delimitation could not sufficiently operationalize the legal principle of equality of vote among constituencies. Law provides for equality among constituencies but Rules have attempted to follow this principle among provinces and districts. In a detailed analysis of the Preliminary Report and List of Constituencies released by ECP, FAFEN examined the variations found in the population and voter size of the National Assembly (NA) constituencies with regards to the national, provincial and district averages of population and voters per constituency. Read More >>

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National Assembly Prorogued After Completing Business

ISLAMABAD, March 16, 2018:  The National Assembly’s 54th session was prorogued on Friday after addressing its entire agenda for the day, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth (last) sitting of the 54th Session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and four minutes. The sitting started at 1045 hours against…

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Punjab Assembly Condemns Diplomats’ Harassment in India

ISLAMABAD, March 16, 2018: The Punjab Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Friday condemning the incidents of harassment of Pakistani diplomats in India, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 28th and last sitting of the 34th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab…

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Balochistan Assembly Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2018: The Balochistan Assembly was adjourned on Thursday due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first sitting of the Assembly’s 50th session:  Members’ Participation  The Balochistan Assembly met for two hours and 49 minutes. The sitting started at 1633 hours against the scheduled time of 1600 hours.…

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National Assembly Takes up Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2018: The National Assembly on Thursday transacted its entire agenda and passed a government bill related to power sector, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 54th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three hours…

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Punjab Assembly Condemns Raiwind Suicide Attack

ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2018: The Punjab Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday condemning the suicide attack in Raiwind, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 27th sitting of the 34th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for an hour and 18…

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