Incidence of Violations Go Up in Sindh By-Elections

ISLAMABAD, June 2, 2016: By-elections in three Sindh Assembly constituencies held on Thursday witnessed a relatively higher incidence of violations, instances of deviations from polling schemes and suspicious voting patterns.

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Senate Passes Constitutional Amendment

ISLAMABAD, June 2, 2016: The Senate passed the Constitutional Amendment and witnessed introduction of two government bills on Thursday during first sitting of its 249th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Senate met for five hours and 30…

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Lawmakers’ interest in National Assembly Shows Declining Trend

Lawmakers’ interest in National Assembly Shows Declining Trend

101 lawmakers attend less than half of sittings Attendance remains higher in shorter sessions while lower in longer sessions Average annual attendance the lowest during second parliamentary year The 14th National Assembly completed its third parliamentary year on May 31, 2016. It held 32 sessions spanning over 289 sittings from June 1, 2013, to May 30,…

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President Addresses Joint Sitting of the Parliament

ISLAMABAD, June 1, 2016: The President of Pakistan addressed both Houses of the Parliament assembled together in Joint Sitting on beginning of the fourth parliamentary year on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Presidential Address continued for 41 minutes after which the Joint Sitting was prorogued. Following are some key observations of…

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NA Suspends Regular Agenda for Budget Session

ISLAMABAD, May 31, 2016: The National Assembly adopted a motion to suspend its regular agenda for the Budget 2016-17 on Tuesday during first sitting of 33rd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The lawmakers consumed entire first sitting to pay respect to deceased MNA Malik Iqbal Mehdi Khan and wish good health to Prime…

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KP Assembly Adopts Five Resolutions, Passes One Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 27, 2016: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly adopted five resolutions and passed one bill during 5th (last) sitting of its 18th session, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet on Friday. The sitting started 46 minutes behind the schedule amid the presence of 39 (31%) legislators at the start and…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Two Bills

ISLAMABAD, May 26, 2016: The Punjab Assembly passed two government bills on Thursday during 15th and last sitting of 21st session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session was prorogued after conclusion of its business. Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Punjab Assembly met for…

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KP Assembly Adopts Three Resolutions, Passes Two Bills

ISLAMABAD, May 25, 2016: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly adopted three resolutions and passed two bills during fourth sitting of the 18th session, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet on Wednesday. The sitting started 68 minutes behind the schedule amid the presence of 59 (48%) legislators at the start and 56…

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Punjab Assembly Addresses Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, May 25, 2016: The Punjab Assembly took up its entire agenda on Wednesday during 14th sitting of 21st session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Punjab Assembly met for three hours and 31 minutes. The sitting started at 1100…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Seven Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 24, 2016: The Punjab Assembly adopted seven resolutions including six Private Members’ resolutions on Tuesday during 13th sitting of 21st session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceeding: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Punjab Assembly met for three hours and 20 minutes. The sitting…

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