Lawmakers Disinterest Marks Punjab Assembly’s 25th session

Chief Minister absent from House since June 24, 2016 Six out of eight sittings adjourned due to lack of quorum ISLAMABAD, December 9, 2016: Lack of interest of provincial lawmakers in proceedings marked the 25th session of Punjab Assembly, which passed seven government bills and witnessed introduction of one legislative proposal. The session continued for…

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KP Assembly Adopts Four Resolutions, Passes One Bill

ISLAMABAD, December 6, 2016: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly adopted four resolutions and passed one bill during 15th sitting of the ongoing 21st session, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are some key observations of the Assembly proceedings: Members’ Participation The KP Assembly met for an hour and…

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KP Assembly: Low Attendance of MPs Continues Even After 39-Day Break

ISLAMABAD, December 5, 2016: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly could not ensure maximum strength of provincial lawmakers on Monday despite the break of 39 consecutive days in between the sittings, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. The proceedings started 25 minutes late with 32 members (26%) present at the start and…

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Lack of Quorum Persists in Punjab Assembly; Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, December 5, 2016: The Punjab Assembly could not take up most of its agenda due to lack of quorum during last sitting of the 25th session on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during eighth and last sitting: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly…

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6.5M Women in Punjab Not Registered as Voters

6.5M Women in Punjab Not Registered as Voters

Consensus developed to form committee to minimize electoral deficit LAHORE: December 3, 2016: Political parties, civil society organizations and media have agreed to form a provincial committee for coordinated efforts to enhance the registration of women voters in Punjab ahead of General Election 2018. The consensus was developed at a consultation organized by Free and…

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Punjab Assembly Adjourns due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, December 2, 2016: The Punjab Assembly could not transact its agenda due to low attendance of lawmakers on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during seventh sitting of 25th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for an hour and 10 minutes. The…

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Irregularities, Illegalities Surge in PP-78 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, December 1, 2016: A relatively higher incidence of procedural irregularities characterized the by-election for PP-78 (Jhang-II) held on Thursday amid a heavy deployment of security forces, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). FAFEN observers reported rampant incidents of campaigning and canvassing near polling premises, presence of unauthorized persons inside polling stations, curbs on…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Four Government Bills

Proceedings start an hour and seven minutes late; three lawmakers present at time of adjournment of sitting ISLAMABAD, December 1, 2016: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab passed four government bills in the absence of Chief Minister, Leader of the Opposition and Deputy Speaker and continued discussion on the issues related to agriculture sector, observes Free…

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11.67M Women Await Registration as Voters

11.67M Women Await Registration as Voters

FAFEN holds Consultation on Women CNIC and Voter Registration PESHAWAR, December 1, 2016: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has called upon the relevant government authorities to pace up efforts to register as many as 11.67 million women who are missing from the electoral rolls before the General Election 2013. At a consultation attended…

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Punjab Assembly Amends Local Government Law

ISLAMABAD, November 30, 2016: The Punjab Assembly passed three government bills including two amendments to the Local Government Act while a bill and two ordinances were referred to the standing committees on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during fifth sitting of 25th…

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