Balochistan Assembly Passes Three Bills, Adopts Four Resolutions

Points of Order consume 18% of proceedings Deputy Speaker office lying vacant since December 2015 ISLAMABAD, 23 May 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan passed three bills and adopted four resolutions during 40th session that spanned over five sittings held between May 10 and May 20, 2017. With the conclusion of this session, the Provincial…

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Sindh Assembly Overlooks Procedural Requirements to Pass Most of Bills

Passes 142 legislative proposals including 10 Private Members’ Bills Ruling party fulfills less than one third promises committed in 2013 Election Manifesto Sindh Transparency and Right to Information Bill, 2016 and Hindus Marriage Bill among important provincial legislations No legislation done in justice system, policing and civil services, inclusion of youth in policy-making, women empowerment, regulation…

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261st Session: Senate Witnesses Decline in Lawmakers’ Attendance

Ministerial absence leads to adjournment of sitting sine die Government’s reply to 14% questions not received ISLAMABAD, April 26, 2017: The Upper House of Parliament witnessed slight decline in the attendance of lawmakers during 261st session as compared to the previous session. The ministerial absence and no-response from the relevant departments in responding to the…

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Incidence of violations in PS-81 by-election goes up

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2017: The by-election for the Sindh Assembly seat in Sanghar district (PS-81) witnessed high incidence of violation of laws, rules and code of conduct, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). FAFEN observers reported a total of 163 violations from 64 polling stations, averaging, 2.5 violations per polling station. This is higher…

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Chakwal By-Election: Zero Turnout of Women Voters at 3 Polling Stations

ISLAMABAD, April 18, 2017: At least three polling stations in Dhurnal, Dhaular and Mogla villages in Chakwal reported zero turnout of women as the people went to polls in the by-election for a Punjab Assembly constituency (PP-23) on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Copies of the Statements of the Count (Form-XIV) for…

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Sindh Assembly Witnesses Heavy Legislative Agenda

ISLAMABAD, April 2, 2017: The Sindh Assembly witnessed heavy legislative agenda during four-sitting 31st session with the consideration and passage of seven pieces of legislation. The House also formed two committees to review the health policy and revise the salaries of lawmakers. Among important parliamentary figures, the Chief Minister, the Speaker and the Leader of…

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260th Session: Senate Gives Nod to Revival of Military Courts

260th Session: Senate Gives Nod to Revival of Military Courts

Prime Minister Attends Sitting After Almost Two Years ISLAMABAD: The 14-sitting longest-ever session since 2013 took up heavy agenda, as it passed eight bills, including Constitutional amendment to revive military courts, adopted nine resolutions, and witnessed introduction of 14 legislative proposals during March 3, 2017 and March 28, 2017, reveals 260th session report of the…

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Women Contribute More Than 50% Agenda in Sindh Assembly

KARACHI, March 28, 2017: The contribution of women lawmakers in enriching the agenda of the Sindh Assembly is not less than the performance of their female colleagues in other provincial assemblies of the country, as they contributed more than 50 percent of the agenda on the floor of the House during the last three and…

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National Assembly Approves Revival of Military Courts

ISLAMABAD, March 25, 2017: The National Assembly approved the amendments in the Constitution as well as the Pakistan Army Act paving the way for revival of military courts during its 40th session that spanned over 13 sittings. The Assembly also legislated on registration of Hindu marriages, regulation and facilitation of public private partnership, setting up…

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Low Attendance, Delay in Sittings Mark Punjab Assembly’s 27th Session

ISLAMABAD, March 22, 2017: The Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance throughout 27th session with the Chief Minister staying away from the proceedings for the consecutive fifth session. Among other important parliamentary figures, the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker and the Leader of the Opposition attended nine, three and six out of 11 sittings, respectively. On average, 87…

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