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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Punjab Assembly Takes Up 88 Percent Agenda during Tenth Session

67 percent lawmakers remain inactive during Budget Discussion Women MPs participate more actively than Men during Budget Speeches The Provincial Assembly of Punjab addressed 88 percent of its scheduled agenda during 10th session and also passed the provincial budget for financial year 2019-20, observes Free and Fair Election Networks (FAFEN) in its session report. The…

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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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National Assembly Transacts Only 30% Scheduled Business during 10th Session

ISLAMABAD, May 14, 2019: The National Assembly of Pakistan (NA) addressed less than one third (or 30 percent) of its scheduled business during its 10th session that continued between May 24, 2019 and May 31, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its session report. Of 342 lawmakers, 73 (21 percent) including 50 men…

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Sindh Assembly Addresses 56 Percent Agenda during 4th Session

• 51 lawmakers remain inactive during the proceedings ISLAMABAD, May 21, 2019: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh transacted 56 percent of its scheduled business during 49-sitting fourth session that continued between January 9, 2019 and May 18, 2019. The House passed 11 government bills and held pre-budget debate consuming 16 percent of the proceedings. Almost…

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National Assembly Transacts 71 Percent Agenda during 9th Session

169 lawmakers remain inactive during the proceedings Private Members’ Bill passed to increase representation to ex-FATA ISLAMABAD, May 16, 2019: The National Assembly transacted 71 percent of its scheduled business during its ninth session with 173 lawmakers participating in the proceedings. The House passed one private members’ bill to increase representation of ex-FATA in National…

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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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KP Assembly Addresses 94% Agenda during sixth Session

ISLAMABAD, May 3, 2019: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) addressed 94 percent of its scheduled business during sixth session that comprised 20 sittings held between March 15 and May 2, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its session report. The overall business including regular and supplementary agenda brought before the House during sixth session comprised…

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