KP Assembly Transacts Entire Business

ISLAMABAD, October 9, 2017: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly transacted its entire business on Monday while the government presented the KP Public Health (Surveillance and Response) Ordinance, 2017 before the House, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of 26th session:…

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National Assembly Elects Four Standing Committees

ISLAMABAD, October 6, 2017: The National Assembly, on Friday, elected the members of the Standing Committees on Privatization, Narcotics Control, Postal Services and Statistics, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 47th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met…

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National Assembly Amends Elections Act, 2017

ISLAMABAD, October 5, 2017: The National Assembly passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2017 on Thursday, while skipping the regular agenda of the day, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The amendment bill will now be sent to the Senate for its passage. Following are key observations of the proceedings during…

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Three Bills Introduced in KP Assembly

ISLAMABAD, October 4, 2017: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly on Wednesday witnessed introduction of three bills including the KP Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2017, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of 26th session:  Members’ Participation The KP Assembly met for 57 minutes. The sitting started…

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Chair Directs Govt to Ensure Ministers’ Presence in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, October 4, 2017: The National Assembly addressed the entire agenda on Wednesday, amid directions of the Chair for the government to ensure attendance of ministers during the House proceedings, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of the 47th session:…

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National Assembly Defers Most of Private Members’ Business

ISLAMABAD, October 3, 2017: The National Assembly deferred 70% of the private members’ agenda on Tuesday and consumed more than half of the proceedings (52%) in discussing Points of Order, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 47th session:…

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National Assembly Passes Elections and RTI Laws

ISLAMABAD, October 2, 2017: The National Assembly passed the much-debated Elections Bill, 2017 and the Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017 on Monday, despite the opposition’s protest over passage of the electoral bill, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting…

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Balochistan PA Session Marked by Low Interest of Lawmakers

Deputy Speaker’s Post Lying Vacant Since December 2015 ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2017: The 44th session of the Balochistan Assembly passed seven resolutions amidst low attendance of the lawmakers throughout the session, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session, comprising five sittings, started on September 11, 2017 and concluded on September 21, 2017. On average, each sitting started…

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Treasury Manages to Get Elections Bill Passed from Senate

Opposition fails to take advantage of its strength as House rejects crucial amendments in the Bill ISLAMABAD, September 26, 2017: The outgoing session of the Senate was concluded with a major breakthrough for the treasury members who succeeded in getting the Elections Bill, 2017 passed after rejecting crucial amendment of the opposition to put a…

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National Assembly Leaves 38% Agenda Unaddressed during 46th session

Five sittings adjourned due to lack of quorum The Right of Access to Information Bill remains pending ISLAMABAD, September 25, 2017: The National Assembly left its 38% agenda unaddressed amidst low attendance of lawmakers and frequent adjournments due to lack of quorum during 46th session, observes the Free and Fair Election Network in its session report…

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