Illegal Canvassing, Lack of Critical Election Materials Mark PP-20 By-Election

Illegal Canvassing, Lack of Critical Election Materials Mark PP-20 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, January 09, 2018: Despite an improved legal and regulatory framework, electoral irregularities, procedural violations and weak enforcement characterized the low-turnout by-election of PP-20 Chakwal-I held on Tuesday, which otherwise remained peaceful, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). This was the first by-election held under the Elections Act, 2017 which came into force in…

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Delimitation Bill Finally Sails Through Senate

Delimitation Bill Finally Sails Through Senate

Eight-sitting session adopts five resolutions, passes four government bills The Senate adopted five resolutions and passed four government bills, including the delimitation bill that provides for reallocation of National Assembly’s seats among the federating units, during its eight-sitting 271st session. The Constitutional Amendment Bill 2017 was passed on December 19, 2017 after getting clearance from…

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Treasury, Opposition Lock Horns over FATA Reforms Bill

Treasury, Opposition Lock Horns over FATA Reforms Bill

None of the sittings could commence on scheduled time Opposition stages walk out in nine sittings Islamabad, December 21, 2017: The National Assembly could not address its scheduled business during 50th session that ended on December 21, 2017. The eleven-sitting session had five government bills and heavy Private Members’ business on the agenda. Four government bills were…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Six Bills, Adopts 21 Resolutions during 36th Session

Sindh Assembly Passes Six Bills, Adopts 21 Resolutions during 36th Session

Recommends Registration of 13 Million Women on Electoral Rolls ISLAMABAD, November 26, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed six bills and adopted 21 resolutions during 36th session that comprised 15 sittings held between November 1, 2017 and November 23, 2017, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in a report. The House addressed 34 Calling Attention Notices…

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Nine Resolutions, Skips Question Hour

Balochistan Assembly Adopts Nine Resolutions, Skips Question Hour

ISLAMABAD, November 3, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan adopted nine resolutions while no legislative business appeared on the list of business during five-sitting session held between October 21 and October 31, 2017, observes FAFEN’s report on the 45th session of the House.

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Punjab Assembly Leaves 51% Agenda Unaddressed during 32nd Session

Punjab Assembly Leaves 51% Agenda Unaddressed during 32nd Session

Six out of 11 sittings adjourned due to lack of quorum ISLAMABAD, November 2, 2017: The Punjab Assembly left 51% of its scheduled business unaddressed due to low attendance and treasury’s disinterest during 32nd session. The House took up 88 percent bills, 55 percent resolutions, thirty-three discussions and only six percent Adjournment Motions during the proceedings.…

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