Illegal Canvassing, Bar on Observers Reported from NA-120

Illegal Canvassing, Bar on Observers Reported from NA-120

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2017: Though Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) managed to control illegal campaigning and canvassing around the majority of polling stations during the by-election in NA-120 Lahore-III, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) reports that its observers witnessed party camps at one-fourth and provision of transport by candidates around one-third of observed polling stations.

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ECP Vigilance, Violations of Code of Conduct Mark NA-120 Campaign

ECP Vigilance, Violations of Code of Conduct Mark NA-120 Campaign

ISLAMABAD September 15, 2017: Violations of Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) code of conduct by contesting parties, allegations on PML-N of use of state machinery by the opposing candidates and ECP’s continued vigilance in terms of taking notices of complaints remained the key highlights of FAFEN’s observation of competitive and intense campaign period ahead of NA-120 by-election.

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Six Resolutions, Passes Two Bills

Leader of the House remains absent throughout 43rd session Points of Order consume eight percent of the proceedings Deputy Speaker office lying vacant since December 2015 ISLAMABAD, 31 August 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan adopted six resolutions and passed two government bills during four-sitting session held between August 22 and August 30, 2017, observes…

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Senate Takes Up Heavy Agenda; Rejects US Statements about Pakistan

Passes Right of Access to Information Bill during 266th Session Elections Bill 2017 referred to Committee; Report likely to be presented on Sept 11, 2017 PM holds in-camera briefing on Tethyan Copper Company’s case ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2017: The Senate took up heavy agenda during its 266th session, by passing six bills, adopting nine resolutions and referring 25 bills,…

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FAFEN Review and Recommendations on Elections Bill 2017

FAFEN Review and Recommendations on Elections Bill 2017

Enhance and clarify Election Commission’s powers Provide for measures to penalize public servants and persons in service of Pakistan under corrupt practices Withdraw regressive measures to curb transparency Improve procedure and transparency in appointment of caretaker governments Increase minority representation Define regional quota for women reserved representation Take measures to dilute political monopolies ISLAMABAD, August…

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35th Session: Sindh PA Passes Six Bills, Adopts Four Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, August 1, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed six government bills and adopted four resolutions during 35th session that comprised six sittings held between July 24, 2017 and July 31, 2017. The approved legislation included the Sindh Accountability Bill, 2017, the Sindh Removal from Service (Special Powers) (Repeal) Bill, 2017, the Sindh Forensic…

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Sindh Assembly: 60% Lawmakers Contribute to Budget Debate

PPPP Government presents 10th consecutive budget in Sindh Eight female, 60 male members remain silent during budget discussion ISLAMABAD, June 20, 2017: Nearly 60% of the lawmakers contributed to the budget debate during the Sindh Assembly’s 33rd session, as compared to the legislators of the Provincial Assemblies of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where this…

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FAFEN 30th Session Report of Punjab Assembly

Punjab Assembly: 79% Lawmakers Abstain from Budget Debate

Chief Minister attends three out of 10 sittings 84% of PML-N and 44% of PTI members remain silent during budget debate PML-N Government presents 10th consecutive budget in Punjab Lack of quorum disrupts House proceedings seven times ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2017: Most of the lawmakers did not take part in the general discussion during the…

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Attendance, Participation of Lawmakers Decline in National Assembly

National Assembly passes 11 Private Members’ Bills Considerable improvement seen in committees’ output PM attends six, Leader of the Opposition 63 sittings No participation by 69 lawmakers throughout fourth parliamentary year ISLAMABAD, June 3, 2017: The 14th National Assembly registered a decline in the attendance and participation of lawmakers in the House proceedings during the…

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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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