Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Passes 129 bills in 44 months

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Passes 129 bills in 44 months

Assembly focuses on local government, right to information and self-accountability Enhances lawmakers’ perks in violation of ruling party manifesto FAFEN recommends referring all bills to relevant standing committees for review Unprecedented gap between sittings of a session observed ISLAMABAD, February 26, 2017: The incumbent Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) passed 129 pieces of legislation…

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Senate Transacts Most of Agenda, Adopts 11 Resolutions

Senate Transacts Most of Agenda, Adopts 11 Resolutions

Chairman Rejects Placement of Five Regulatory Bodies under Ministries Control 12 Lawmakers including Opposition Leader Skip Entire Session ISLAMABAD: The Senate disposed of heavy agenda during six sittings of 259th session held between February 13, 2017 and February 20, 2017, and passed three bills, including two private members’ bills, and the Hindu Marriage Bill, 2016.…

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Members’ Attendance in KP Assembly on Decline

Members’ Attendance in KP Assembly on Decline

ISLAMABAD, February 18, 2017: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lawmakers’ attendance at the Provincial Assembly sessions has been declining since last four parliamentary years, says a report issued by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The average annual attendance has fallen from 78% during first parliamentary year to 58% during ongoing fourth parliamentary year. Similarly, the average…

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Punjab Assembly Faces Quorum Syndrome, Hasty Legislation

Chief Minister Absent from Proceedings Since Last Four Sessions ISLAMABAD, February 12, 2017: Punjab Assembly’s 26th session was marked by lack of quorum, hasty legislation and treasury’s disinterest in lawmakers’ adjournment motions on public importance matters. The opposition lawmakers pointed out the absence of quorum 17 times during the session that spanned over 14 sittings. Three…

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KP Assembly's 22nd Session Prorogued Abruptly

KP Assembly’s 22nd Session Prorogued Abruptly

62% questions remain unaddressed due to movers and ministerial absence Provincial Assembly passes four bills, adopts five resolutions ISLAMABAD, February 11, 2017: The 22nd Session of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was prorogued abruptly just after four sittings. The Chair adjourned the third sitting on Jan 27, 2017 for February 20, 2017, but later the sitting…

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Sindh Lawmakers Pass Bill against Child Labor, Violence

Sindh Lawmakers Pass Bill against Child Labor, Violence

Provincial Assembly Gives Approval to Seven Bills, Adopts 12 Resolutions ISLAMABAD: Marked by low attendance of lawmakers, the Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed seven bills, including an important legislative proposal to protect children from underage labor and corporal punishments and adopted 12 resolutions during 12 sittings of the reporting session. The opposition benches tried to…

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