National Assembly Prorogued Without Addressing Agenda

ISLAMABAD, September 9, 2016: The National Assembly session was prorogued on Friday without addressing last sitting’s agenda except a report, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and 22 minutes.…

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Senate Takes up Two Third Agenda

ISLAMABAD, September 9, 2016: The Senate took up two third of the agenda before being prorogued sine die on Friday during the last sitting of its 252nd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House business in 5th sitting: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours…

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FAFEN Organizes Seminar on Challenges to Democracy

FAFEN Organizes Seminar on Challenges to Democracy

ISLAMABAD, September 8, 2016: Speakers at a seminar called for immediate government steps to improve governance, eradicate corruption, reduce income inequalities and introduce political reforms as prerequisites for strengthening democracy in Pakistan. The seminar titled “Challenges to Democracy in Pakistan” was held under the aegis of Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability-Free and Fair Election…

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234 violations in low turnout PS-127 by-election

ISLAMABAD, September 8, 2016: FAFEN observers reported one incident each of violence and a polling station capture in the by-election held for PS-127 (Karachi-XXXIX) on Thursday which was marked by low voter turnout amid heavy presence of security. Illegal campaigning and canvassing and incidents of intimidation of voters by workers of a political party were…

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Senate Transacts Most of Agenda amid Multiple Walkouts

ISLAMABAD, September 8, 2016: The Senate transacted most of its agenda amid multiple walkouts during the fourth sitting of its 252nd session on Thursday, 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 two hours and 34 minutes.…

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National Assembly Defers Hindu Marriage Bill

ISLAMABAD, September 8, 2016: The National Assembly deferred the government bill providing for solemnization of Hindu marriages on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 35th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three hours and eight minutes. The…

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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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