National Assembly Paves Way for Polls; Passes Elections Bill 2017

Lower House elects Prime Minister during 44th session Passes another important bill to protect the interest of whistleblowers ISLAMABAD, August 23, 2017: The National Assembly passed the Elections Bill, 2017 and elected 18th Prime Minister of Pakistan during 44th session held between August 1, 2017 and August 22, 2017, says FAFEN in its session report.…

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Young MPs Sponsor 51 Legislative Proposals during 4th Parliamentary Year

ISLAMABAD, August 11, 2017: The young lawmakers in the National Assembly actively participated in the House business by sponsoring 51 legislative proposals, 19 resolutions, 57 Calling Attention Notices (CANs), and asking 545 questions for the oversight of the government during fourth parliamentary year. In connection with the International Youth Day, the Free and Fair Election…

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35th Session: Sindh PA Passes Six Bills, Adopts Four Resolutions

35th Session: Sindh PA Passes Six Bills, Adopts Four Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, August 1, 2017: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed six government bills and adopted four resolutions during 35th session that comprised six sittings held between July 24, 2017 and July 31, 2017. The approved legislation included the Sindh Accountability Bill, 2017, the Sindh Removal from Service (Special Powers) (Repeal) Bill, 2017, the Sindh Forensic…

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Requisitioned Senate Session Debates Important National Issues

84% of Senate time consumed in debates Senators express divergent views on JIT Report ISLAMABAD, July 21, 2017: The House of Federation discussed important national issues during 264th requisitioned session and paid tributes to one of their colleagues who passed away last month, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Session Report on…

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Lack of Resources Hinders Use of RTS in NA-260 By-Election

Lack of Resources Hinders Use of RTS in NA-260 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, July 15, 2017: Low turnout and procedural irregularities were observed in the by-election held in Pakistan’s second largest National Assembly constituency NA-260 (Quetta-cum-Chagai-cum-Nushki), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its report on Saturday. The NA-260 by-election registered a marked improvement in terms of greater access of observers to polling stations and the…

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FAFEN to observe NA-260 By-Election being held tomorrow

ISLAMABAD July 14, 2017: Pakistan’s second largest constituency NA-260 Quetta-cum-Chagai-Cum-Nushki is all set for the by-election on a National Assembly seat on July 15, 2017. The seat has fallen vacant after the death of Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Abdul Rahim Mandokhail on May 20, 2017. Mr Mandokhail had won the General Elections 2013…

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Balochistan Assembly: 38% Lawmakers Stay Mum during Budget Debate

Balochistan Lawmakers Contribution to Budget Debate Remains High as Compared to Other Assemblies All Female Lawmakers Take Part in Budget Debate ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2017: The Balochistan Assembly passed the Finance Bill 2017 during its 42nd session following debates by nearly 62 percent of the lawmakers, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its…

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Sindh Assembly: 60% Lawmakers Contribute to Budget Debate

Sindh Assembly: 60% Lawmakers Contribute to Budget Debate

PPPP Government presents 10th consecutive budget in Sindh Eight female, 60 male members remain silent during budget discussion ISLAMABAD, June 20, 2017: Nearly 60% of the lawmakers contributed to the budget debate during the Sindh Assembly’s 33rd session, as compared to the legislators of the Provincial Assemblies of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where this…

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78 Lawmakers Remain Silent in KP Assembly Budget Session

78 Lawmakers Remain Silent in KP Assembly Budget Session

No PTI Female Lawmaker Takes Part in Budget Debate  ISLAMABAD, June 18, 2017:  The lawmakers of the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) expressed less interest in discussing various features of the Finance Bill, 2017 during the budget session, as 78 members did not contribute anything to the debate, observes Free and Fair Election Network…

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