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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Senate Addresses 93 Percent Agenda during 288th Session

Senate Addresses 93 Percent Agenda during 288th Session

69 Lawmakers Participate in the Proceedings ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2019: The Senate addressed 93 percent of its agenda during 288th session with 67 percent lawmakers participating in the proceedings. The House passed five private members’ bills and a government bill during the session that continued between April 25 and May 13, 2019 while it also debated…

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Balochistan Assembly Leaves 68% Agenda Unaddressed during 12th Session

Balochistan Assembly Leaves 68% Agenda Unaddressed during 12th Session

25 Percent Lawmakers participated in the proceedings ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2019: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan did not addressed 68 percent of its scheduled agenda during 12th session that continued from April 25 to May 3, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Session Report. The four-sitting session’s agenda comprised seven resolutions,…

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