Senate adopts eight amendments in the rules of procedure

ISLAMABAD, July 6, 2015: The Senate adopted proposed amendments in rules 9, 79, 158, 166, 182 and 277 and inserted new rules 162A and 262A in Senate’s Rules of Procedures during the first sitting of the 117th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at the scheduled time with…

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Active Participation of Female MPs in Sindh PA Budget Session

ISLAMABAD, July 1, 2015: The 20th session of the Sindh Assembly witnessed active participation of female lawmakers during the budget debate that concluded with the passage of Finance Bill, 2015, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Session Report. Overall, the session (June 13 – June 25) was marked by low interest of…

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Balochistan PA: 58% MPs remain inactive during budget debate

ISLAMABAD, June 29, 2015: The 19th session of the Balochistan Assembly was marked by passage of the Finance Bill, 2015 and low interest of lawmakers in the budget debate, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Thirty-eight out of the total 65 lawmakers did not contribute to the budget debate. Six of them were female…

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NA Budget Session Marked by Low Attendance, Multiple Walkouts

Prime Minister attends 5% of the session 161 lawmakers participate in budget debate ISLAMABAD, June 26, 2015: The 23rd session of the National Assembly was marked by the passage of the Finance Bill 2015 and adoption of three resolutions, including one to extend the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 for 120 days, amid multiple walkouts…

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Punjab Assembly Calls for Investigation into Allegations against MQM

ISLAMABAD, June 26, 2015: The Punjab Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday, calling for investigation into allegations against MQM in a report published by BBC earlier this week, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 54 minutes behind the schedule with 22 members (6%) present at the start and 123 (33%) at…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Finance Bill 2015

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2015: The Sindh Assembly passed the Finance Bill 2015 amid walkout by the opposition members during the last sitting of 20th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started 122 minutes behind the schedule with 44 members (26%) present at the start and 66…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Two Bills; Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2015: The sixth and last sitting of Balochistan Assembly’s 19th session was marked by thin attendance as more than half (63%) of the proceedings time was consumed by points of order (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Thirty lawmakers (46%) were present at the start of…

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National Assembly Continues Debate on Energy Crisis

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2015: The National Assembly continued to debate the ongoing energy crisis in the country on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 12 minutes behind the schedule with 18 lawmakers (5% of the total membership) present at the start and 107 (31%) at the time of adjournment. The…

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Punjab Assembly Discusses Supplementary Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2015: The Punjab Assembly held a discussion on the supplementary budget 2014-15 amid low attendance of lawmakers on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 56 minutes behind the schedule with 20 members (5%) present at the start and 60 (16%) at the time of adjournment. The Chief…

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