FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 124th Session Report

The 124th Session of the Senate witnessed heated debate between the treasury and opposition lawmakers on issues of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and economic policy of the government. Spanning over three sittings from February 10 to February 12, it was the first session requisitioned by the Opposition during 13th parliamentary year. All three sittings started on time and…

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Monthly Magazine Aiwan-e-Aam – December 15 – January 2016

ایوان عام کے زیرنظر شمارہ میں آپ جان سکتے ہیں ایوان بالا ، ایوان زیریں اور چاروں صوبائی ایوانوں کی کارروائی کا خلاصہ ، بلوچستان کے صوبائی ایوان کی نو منتخب سپیکر اور خیبر پختون خوا کی نو منتخب ڈپٹی سپیکر کا تعارف ، پارلیمان کی ساخت ، کام اور کارکردگی کے حوالے سے انٹر…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 123rd Session Report

The Senate passed ten bills and adopted nine resolutions during its 123rd session. The debates on existence of Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), Pakistan’s role in the 34-nation Saudi-led coalition, CPEC and the ban on Defence Minister to attend the proceeding of the Senate were other main highlights of this session. The session comprising ten sittings, started on January…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 28th Session Report

The 28th session of the National Assembly commenced on January 1, 2016 – fifteen days earlier than it was scheduled – and spanned over 15 sittings, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Parliament Monitor. Except for two sittings, the proceeding of the National Assembly started within fifteen minutes of the scheduled time. This…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor 25th Session Report of Balochistan Assembly

The passage of bill  against harassment of women at workplaces, adoption of two separate resolutions demanding provision of jobs  in federal public departments as per allocated quota, swift action for facility of Information Technology in the province, presence of  new cabinet members in the House along with Chief Minister were the main highlights of the …

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 122nd Session Report

Thirteenth Parliamentary year of Senate witnessed another longest session (122nd session) spanning over 13 sittings from December 14, 2015 to January 1, 2016. The heated debates between the ruling PML-N and Opposition parties mainly PPP were witnessed over various issues including controversial PIA Ordinance, National Action Plan, rejection of the Sindh government’s summary about curtailing…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Provincial Assembly of Sindh 22nd Session Report

The adoption of a government resolution to decide the future of Rangers in Sindh province amidst howls of opposition parties remained highlighted subject in the House during 22nd session of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh. The House adopted a government resolution regarding ratification to Article 147 of the Constitution of Pakistan that was intended to empower the paramilitary forces to…

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Better administration, over-zealous security mark high-turnout NA-154 by-election

ISLAMABAD, December 24, 2015: An impressive voter turnout of nearly 60 percent, restriction on independent observation and an over-zealous security arbitrarily interpreting election laws characterized a relatively better administered and hotly-contested by-election for NA-154 in Lodhran that preceded a campaign with excessive use of public and private money, say preliminary observation findings by the Free…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 27th Session Report

The 27th session of the National Assembly, spanning over 10 sittings, was the longest session during the last four months. Its highlights were the adoption of a resolution on the first anniversary of Army Public School attack in Peshawar, paying rich tribute to the martyrs and reaffirming national resolve against terrorism, besides holding key discussion on the performance of Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control.

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