KP Assembly: 60% Lawmakers Abstain From Budget Debate

As many as 74 out of 124 lawmakers (60%) did not participate in the general discussion on budget 2018-19 held during the 7th session of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), observes Free and Fair Election Network in its session report. The session comprised 13 sittings held between June 18 and July 22, 2019…

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Ghotki-II By-Election Witnesses Slight Decline in Turnout Since GE-2018, Low Incidence of Electoral Irregularities Observed

ISLAMABAD, July 24, 2019:  NA-205 Ghotki-II by-election held on July 23, 2019 witnessed a slight decline in voter turnout since 2018 General Elections (GE), and low incidence of electoral violations says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its report on Wednesday. FAFEN deployed 74 (64 men and 10 women) trained, non-partisan and duly accredited observers for the…

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FAFEN Observes Election Campaign Environment in Newly Merged Districts

ISLAMABAD, July 18, 2019: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) released its third update on the observation of election campaign environment in the Newly Merged Districts (NMDs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Thursday. The purpose of observation is to contribute to the evolution of an election process that is free, fair, transparent and accountable, in…

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FAFEN Releases Report on Candidates’ Scrutiny for Elections in Newly Merged Districts

ISLAMABAD, July 3, 2019: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) released a report on the scrutiny of nominated candidates for provincial assembly elections in the newly merged districts (NMDs) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Wednesday. The report is based on the information gathered systematically by FAFEN Long Term Observers (LTOs) at the Returning Officers’ (ROs)…

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Balochistan Assembly: 43% Lawmakers Abstain from Budget Debate

Balochistan Assembly: 43% Lawmakers Abstain from Budget Debate

Leader of House attends all six sittings Four walkouts witnessed during session ISLAMABAD, June 29, 2019: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan witnessed low interest of lawmakers, especially those belonging to the government, during the Budget Session, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report. As many as 28 members (43%) did not participate…

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77 Senators Not Contributed to Debate on Finance Bill

Treasury, Opposition Come Close to Blows Govt Couldn’t Conclude Debate on Finance Bill ISLAMABAD: The non-traditional conclusion of the budget debate by the treasury benches was the hallmark of 290th Session of the House of Federation that mainly witnessed discussion on the federal budget 2019-20 amid severe criticism by the lawmakers from each side of…

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National Assembly Transacts Only 30% Scheduled Business during 10th Session

ISLAMABAD, May 14, 2019: The National Assembly of Pakistan (NA) addressed less than one third (or 30 percent) of its scheduled business during its 10th session that continued between May 24, 2019 and May 31, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its session report. Of 342 lawmakers, 73 (21 percent) including 50 men…

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