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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Punjab Assembly: Lack of Quorum Persists during Budget Discussion

ISLAMABAD, June 8, 2017: The Punjab Assembly continued the general discussion on the budget 2017-18 with 26 lawmakers taking part in the discussion amidst lack of quorum on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fifth sitting of the 30thsession: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly…

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Alliance Formed to Seek Solution to Issues Women Workers Face at Work Places

Dutch Envoy Inaugurates Women Workers Alliance’s Formation Meeting ISLAMABAD, June 7, 2017: Prominent women workers employed in different sectors in the federal capital gathered here on Wednesday to form a cross-sectoral alliance of women employees to push for safe and conducive workplaces. Women entrepreneurs and workers employed in public, private and industrial sectors formed a…

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Rs603bn Provincial Budget Presented in KP Assembly

ISLAMABAD, June 07, 2017: The Provincial Finance Minister presented the budget for the financial year 2017-18 with an outlay of Rs 603 billion in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of 25th session: Members’ Participation in House…

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Budget Debate Consumes 95% of Punjab Assembly Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, June 7, 2017: Twenty-nine lawmakers participated in the general discussion on provincial annual budget 2017-18 amidst lack of quorum on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of 30thsession: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for four hours and two minutes. The…

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