NA Leaves Half of Private Members’ Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, January 19, 2016: The National Assembly took up only half of the agenda items appearing on Orders of the Day on Tuesday during thirteenth sitting of 28th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). It was third private members day of the ongoing session. Following are some key observations of the House proceeding:…

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NA-218 By-Election: Chronic Irregularities Persist Despite Better Administration

ISLAMABAD, January 18, 2016: Better administrative and security arrangements marked relatively peaceful and low-turnout by-election in NA-218 (Matiari), said FAFEN’s Preliminary Observation Report on Monday. FAFEN observers documented a total of 454 violations of law, regulations and code of conduct at 139 polling stations observed, averaging 3.3 violations per polling station. This average is lower than the last two by-elections held in Punjab i.e. PP-89 TT Singh with 4.3 violations per polling station and NA-154 Lodhran with 3.5 violations per polling station.

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NA Passes Two Govt Bills

ISLAMABAD, January 18, 2016: The National Assembly passed two government bills while deferred another on Monday during twelfth sitting of 28th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The National Assembly met for three hours and 19 minutes. The sitting…

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Senate Passes Eight Bills amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 18, 2016: The Senate unanimously passed eight private bills amid low attendance of lawmakers during sixth sitting of 123rd session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Leader of the House moved a motion under Rule 263 to dispense the provisions of rules 94, 95, 97 and 98 pertaining to…

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Sindh PA Takes Up Its Entire Agenda   

ISLAMABAD, January 18, 2016: Starting 87 minutes behind the scheduled time, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh took up all agenda items appearing on ‘Orders of the Day’ during second sitting of its 23rd session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Some key observations are as follows: Members’ Participation…

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Balochistan PA Passes One Bill, Adopts A Resolution

ISLAMABAD, January 16, 2016: Starting 15 minutes behind its scheduled time, the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan passed one bill and adopted a resolution during the fourth and last sitting of its 25th session on Saturday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Some key observations are as follows: Members’ Participation in…

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Sindh PA Takes Up Most of Its Agenda    

ISLAMABAD, January 15, 2016: Starting 81 minutes behind the scheduled time, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh transacted most of its agenda on list of business during first sitting of its 23rd session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Some key observations are as follows: Members’ Participation in House…

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Low Attendance Persists in NA

ISLAMABAD, January 15, 2016: The proceeding of the National Assembly remained suspended for 37 minutes due to lack of quorum on Friday during tenth sitting of 28th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The National Assembly met for two…

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Senate Passes Two Bills amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 15, 2015: The Senate passed two bills amid low attendance of lawmakers during fifth sitting of 123rd session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Some key observations are as follows: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Senate met for an hour and 54 minutes. The sitting started three minutes late…

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Senate Transacts its Entire Business

ISLAMABAD, January 14, 2015: The Senate transacted its entire business amid low attendance during fourth sitting of 123rd session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Some key observations are as follows: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings       The Senate met for three hours and 53 minutes. The sitting started at its scheduled…

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