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

An impressive number of people turned out to vote in the first phase of the Local Government Election in Punjab held in 12 districts. While relatively peaceful, the elections were marked by procedural irregularities and illegalities that continue to highlight weak grip of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on the enforcement of electoral processes. One of the most pronounced irregularities on the Election Day was the barrier on FAFEN’s observation of both voting and the counting processes at the polling stations despite issuance of accreditation by the ECP.

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Monthly Magazine Aiwan-e-Aam – September 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…

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FAFEN News Alert – Fortnightly Newsletter- Issue 6

TDEA- FAFEN has released sixth issue of the fortnightly newsletter FAFEN News Alert that contains news articles related to the launching of public petitions, difficulties faced by observers in by-elections’ observation, upcoming Local Government elections in Punjab and Sindh etc. Kindly go through the content of the newsletter and provide your valuable feedback at info@fafen.org for improvement.

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 120th Session Report

ISLAMABAD, October 14, 2015: With an average of 9% lawmakers present at the start and 27% at the end of each sitting, the 120th session of Senate passed four government bills and adopted seven resolutions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session comprising seven sittings, started on October 5 and concluded on October 13, 2015. One sitting started on time while other started seven minutes behind the scheduled time and lasted three hour and 38 minutes on average.

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Balochistan PA Passes Eight Bills, Adopts Five Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, October 13, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly passed eight government bills and adopted five resolutions amid low attendance and participation of lawmakers during the 21th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its report based on direct observation of the House.

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