Low Turnout, Campaign Violations Persist in Mansehra By-Election

Islamabad, February 27, 2019:  A decline in male voter turnout and violations of the Election Commission’s Code of Conduct for campaigning marked the PK-30 Mansehra-I by-election held on February 26, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Election Day proceedings remained smooth across the constituency with 47 percent registered voters turning out to…

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Balochistan Assembly Addresses 73% Agenda during Seventh Session

54 Percent Lawmakers Participate in the Proceedings ISLAMABAD, February 6, 2019: The Balochistan Assembly addressed 73 percent of its scheduled agenda during seventh session that continued between January 28 and February 1, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Session Report. The session’s agenda comprised four resolutions, as many Calling Attention Notices (CANs), an Adjournment Motion…

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Senate: 65% Lawmakers Not Contributed to Debate on Money Bill

83% Agenda Addressed during 286th Session One Private Member’s Bill and Five Resolutions Passed Female Lawmakers Surpass Male Counterparts in Discussing Budget ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2019: The Senate addressed 83 percent of its agenda during 286th session held between January 21 and February 1, 2019. However, the participation of lawmakers remained low in debate on the Finance Supplementary (Second Amendment) Bill,…

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73% Lawmakers Remain Inactive during Sixth Session of Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, January 30, 2019: Nearly three quarters (73%) of the legislators did not participate in the proceedings of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab during sixth session that continued between January 7 and January 25, 2019. As many as 101 lawmakers or 27 percent of the total membership including 29 women and 72 men participated…

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National Assembly Addresses 39% Agenda during Seventh Session

133 Lawmakers Participate in the Proceedings ISLAMABAD, January 29, 2019: The National Assembly did not address 61 percent of its agenda during seventh session that continued between January 14 to January 25, 2019. The House spent four hours and 29 minutes (19 percent) of the proceedings debating the killings of civilians in Sahiwal and three…

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Low-Turnout and Campaign Violations Mark Karachi By-Election

Islamabad, January 28, 2019: A declining voter’s turnout and violations of Election Commission’s Code of Conduct for campaigning marked the PS-94 Korangi Karachi-III by-election held on January 27, 2019 observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). FAFEN deployed 37 (23 men and 14 women) trained, non-partisan and duly accredited observers for the observation of by-election.…

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Balochistan Assembly Addresses Entire Agenda during 5th Session

68 percent lawmakers contribute to the Assembly Business ISLAMABAD, January 10, 2019: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan addressed its entire scheduled agenda during its fifth session that continued between December 15 and December 31, 2018, observes FAFEN in its Session Report of the Provincial Assembly of Balochistan.The session’s agenda comprised 12 resolutions, four Calling Attention Notices (CANs),…

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Quetta By-Election Witnesses Low Voters’ Turnout, Low Incidence of Electoral Irregularities

ISLAMABAD, January 1, 2019: The by-election in PB-26 Quetta-III recorded a declining voters’ turnout and low incidence of electoral irregularities, replicating the trend witnessed during the by-polls held after General Election (GE)-2018. Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) deployed 13 trained, non-partisan and duly accredited observers, including two women for observation of by-election in the…

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NA Leaves 59 Percent Agenda Unaddressed during Sixth Session

Assembly Spends 36 Percent Proceedings on Points of Order ISLAMABAD, December 22, 2018:  The National Assembly did not address around 59 percent of its scheduled business and consumed 36 percent of the proceedings on Points of Order during sixth session that ended on December 21, 2018. The eight-sitting session’s agenda comprised six government bills, 21…

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Punjab Assembly Addresses 72 percent Agenda in Fifth Session

House Discusses Problems of Agriculture and Health Sectors ISLAMABAD, December 17, 2018: The Punjab Assembly addressed nearly three quarters (72%) of its scheduled business during its fifth session that continued between December 3 and December 14, 2018. The session, comprising ten sittings, continued for 23 hours and 14 minutes with each sitting, on an average, starting an hour and 28 minutes behind the scheduled…

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