FAFEN Parliament Monitor National Assembly of Pakistan 26th Session Report

The National Assembly’s 26th Session, spanning over six sittings, showed marked improvement in smooth running of the House. The start of proceeding of the House was not delayed as much as it used to be during previous sessions. The private members’ business pending for more than two months was also taken up except where the…

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FAFEN Preliminary Observation Report on Islamabad Local Government Election 2015

People in Islamabad Capital Territory went to the polls to elect their local representatives for the first ever local government on November 30, 2015 in a well-managed election that remained peaceful but were characterized by irregularities that continue to prevail due to weaker mechanisms for the enforcement of electoral laws and rules on Election Day,…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor 22nd Session Report of Balochistan Assembly

The 22nd Session of the Balochistan Assembly remained heavily focused on the need for greater efforts by the provincial government to stir economic growth in the province through fiscal and non-fiscal measures for creating conductive business environment for investors and traders. Relaxation in levies and easy access to trade routes in the province were some…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 121st Session Attendance Report Card

The 121st Session of the Senate lasted 10 sittings. The session started on November 2 and ended on November 13, 2015. It was the fourth session since the Upper House of the Parliament started to share the attendance record of its members with general public. An unprecedented step towards transparency has already started to show improvement in the presence and participation of the Senators in proceeding of the Upper House – a prerequisite for any vibrant legislature that is responding to public aspirations and needs.

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FAFEN Preliminary Observation Report on Local Government Election Punjab and Sindh Phase II

Voters in twenty-six districts of Punjab and Sindh provinces went to the polls to elect their local government representatives in an election characterized by illegalities and irregularities amidst weak enforcement and monitoring by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) or its designated officials, says FAFEN Preliminary Observation Report on Local Government Election Punjab and Sindh…

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National Assembly 25th Session Attendance Report Card

Twenty-fifth session of National Assembly spanned over four sittings only and proved to be the smallest session of the current parliamentary year. It was second session since the National Assembly started sharing publicly attendance of its members. The lawmakers’ attendance in this session showed significant improvement compared to previous sessions. On average, 235 lawmakers attended…

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NA 25th session elects Speaker, passes three bills

The election on the vacant seat of the National Assembly’s Speaker remained the highlight during its 25th session that started on November 6, 2015 and was concluded on November 11, 2015. Members of the National Assembly elected Sardar Ayaz Sadiq as Speaker with majority vote during second sitting of the session. Mr. Sadiq had previously served as Speaker of the National Assembly from June 3, 2013 to August 22, 2015.

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Monthly Magazine Aiwan-e-Aam – November 2015

پاکستان کے پہلے پارلیمانی میگزین ایوان عام کے زیر نظر شمارے میں آپ پارلیمان اور صوبائی اسمبلیوں کے حالیہ اجلاسوں کی روداد ، اراکین ،قائدین ایوان و حزب اختلاف کی مختلف نشستوں کے دوران حاضری کی صورتحال ، کی گئی قانون سازی اور قراردادوں کی منظوری سمیت دیگر کارروائی ملاحظہ کر سکتے ہیں ۔

اس شمارے میں آپ نمائندہ اور کارکردگی کے عنوان کے تحت قومی اسمبلی کے حلقہ این اے 11 مردان سے منتخب رکن جناب مجاہد علی کی پارلیمانی کارکردگی جاننے کے علاوہ پنجاب میں آرڈیننسز کے ذریعے کی گئی قانون سازی پر خصوصی مضمون سے بھی مستفید ہو سکتے ہیں ۔

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Sindh Local Government Election Phase-I: FAFEN Preliminary Observation Report

Voters turned out in considerable numbers to vote for their local representatives during the first phase of election that was held in eight districts of Sindh on Saturday, October 31, 2015. Although relatively better organized, the local government elections were not free from procedural irregularities and tainted by the afternoon clash in Khairpur district that led to the killing of as many as 11 political workers. In addition, the incidents of restrictions on FAFEN observers for the observation of the voting process as well as counting of votes raised questions about the transparency of the process.

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