Punjab Assembly Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 8, 2015: Marked by low attendance of lawmakers, second sitting of the Punjab Assembly left the entire agenda unaddressed as the 17th session was prorogued on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers as 23 (6%) of the members were present at the…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Opposition’s Walkout, Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, October 8, 2015: The fourth sitting of the ongoing 120th session of the Senate was marked by opposition’s walkout against government’s failure to repatriate pilgrims’ dead bodies from Saudi Arabia and trace those still missing in the incident, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting was adjourned due to lack of quorum…

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Punjab Assembly Passes One Bill, Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, October 7, 2015: Starting around three hours behind the scheduled time, the first sitting of 17th session of the Punjab Assembly adopted three resolutions and passed one bill on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers as 70 (19%) of the members were present…

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Low Attendance Persists in Senate

ISLAMABAD, October 7, 2015: Low attendance persisted in third sitting of the ongoing 120th session  of the Senate on Wednesday as only six (5%) lawmakers were present at the outset and 34 (33%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. An adjournment motion (AM) regarding inefficiency…

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Renowned Academics, Journalist Appointed TDEA Trustees

ISLAMABAD, October 7, 2015: A seven-member board headed by renowned journalist and analyst Muhammad Ziauddin has assumed its responsibilities as Trustees of the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability, which also supports the operations of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN), says a press release issued on Wednesday. The appointment of the new board…

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Senate Passes Two Bills amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, October 6, 2015: The Senate passed two bills amid low attendance of lawmakers during the second sitting of its 120th session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House witnessed low attendance with only 18 (17%) legislators present at the start and 28 (27%) at the time of sitting’s adjournment.…

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PP-16 By-Election: Peaceful but Marred by Irregularities

Islamabad, October 6, 2015: Heavy presence of Police, Rangers and Army personnel both inside and outside the polling stations ensured by-election that was largely peaceful but not without its share of irregularities, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The seat fell vacant following the assassination of PML-N MPA and Punjab’s…

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KP Assembly Adopts Three Resolutions amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, October 6, 2015: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly adopted three resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers during the 64th sitting of 15th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at the scheduled time of 1500 hours with 18 lawmakers (15%) present at the start and 40 (32%) at…

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Balochistan PA: Half of Questions Deferred due to Movers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, October 6, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly could not take up half of the questions on its agenda as relevant movers were not present for the sitting on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started five minutes behind the schedule with 26 (40%) lawmakers present at the start and 23 (35%)…

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Senate Adopts Five Resolutions during its First Sitting

ISLAMABAD, October 5, 2015: Senate adopted five resolution during the first sitting of its 120th session which started right on the scheduled time, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House witnessed low attendance with only 16 (15%) legislators present at the start and 22 (21%) at the time of sitting’s…

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