Lack of Quorum Haunts NA Proceedings Again

ISLAMABAD, April 20, 2017: The seventh sitting of the National Assembly also witnessed lack of interest of lawmakers as the proceedings had to be suspended due to missing quorum on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). It was the fifth time that the sitting had to be adjourned due to lack of quorum.…

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Senate Discusses Auto-parts Import, Tethyan Case

ISLAMABAD, April 20, 2017: The Senate discussed the issues of reassembling of imported auto-parts and decision of an arbitration forum on Tethyan Company’s claims against Government of Pakistan, observes Free and Fair Election Network on Thursday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during ninth sitting of Senate’s 261st session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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Senate Defers CAN due to Ministerial Absence; Passes One Bill

ISLAMABAD, April 19, 2017: The Senate passed one bill and deferred a Calling Attention Notice (CAN) due to ministerial absence in the House on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth sitting of Senate’s 261st session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for two…

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National Assembly Overcomes Quorum Issue

Takes Up Entire Agenda after Four Consecutive Early Adjournment of Sittings ISLAMABAD, April 19, 2017: The National Assembly on Wednesday succeeded in taking up its entire regular agenda after four consecutive sittings when quorum was pointed out to adjourn proceedings of the House, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The quorum was pointed out…

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Chakwal By-Election: Zero Turnout of Women Voters at 3 Polling Stations

ISLAMABAD, April 18, 2017: At least three polling stations in Dhurnal, Dhaular and Mogla villages in Chakwal reported zero turnout of women as the people went to polls in the by-election for a Punjab Assembly constituency (PP-23) on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Copies of the Statements of the Count (Form-XIV) for…

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Senate Discusses Impact of Price Hike on the Poor

ISLAMABAD, April 18, 2017: The Senate discussed an Adjournment Motion on Tuesday regarding recent hike in prices of basic food items and its impact on the poor, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during seventh sitting of Senate’s 261st session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Ilma University Bill, 2016

ISLAMABAD, April 17, 2017: The Sindh Assembly passed the Ilma University Bill, 2016, moved as supplementary agenda and left most its regular agenda unaddressed on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 32nd session: Members’ Participation The Sindh Assembly met…

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NA Sitting Adjourned Fourth Time due to Missing Quorum

ISLAMABAD, April 18, 2017: The National Assembly could not proceed to take up its regular agenda again on Tuesday due to lack of quorum. This is the consecutive fourth time that the sitting had to be adjourned due to missing quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House, however, unanimously adopted a resolution…

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Senate Approves Amendments in Pakistan Penal Code

ISLAMABAD, April 17, 2017: The Senate passed two amendments in Pakistan Penal Code and adopted as many resolutions, recommending the government to promote celebration of religious festivals and ban vulgar content on media, observes Free and Fair Election Network on Monday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth sitting of Senate’s 261st session:  Members’…

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Balochistan PA Passes Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2017

  Adopts Motion to Introduce Zero Hour in Rules of Procedure Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, April 17, 2017: The Balochistan Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution and witnessed introduction of four bills along with passage of Balochistan Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2017, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations…

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