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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Punjab Assembly: 79% Lawmakers Abstain from Budget Debate

Punjab Assembly: 79% Lawmakers Abstain from Budget Debate

Chief Minister attends three out of 10 sittings 84% of PML-N and 44% of PTI members remain silent during budget debate PML-N Government presents 10th consecutive budget in Punjab Lack of quorum disrupts House proceedings seven times ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2017: Most of the lawmakers did not take part in the general discussion during the…

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5th Budget Session: Lawmakers’ Participation in Fiscal Discussion Declines

Duration of Budget Session Curtailed More Than 50 Percent This Year 11 Lawmakers Remain Absent throughout the Session ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2017: The National Assembly passed the Federal Budget for the Financial Year 2017-18 during its 43rd session that spanned over 15 sittings. It was the fifth budget of the ruling party during the term…

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KP Assembly Witnesses Improvement in Working Hours, Members’ Participation

KP Assembly Witnesses Improvement in Working Hours, Members’ Participation

Legislative output and executive oversight also improve Average Attendance Per Sitting remains 58% Late commencement of proceedings becomes routine Number of protests, identification of quorum increase Committees review only 10 percent of the bills ISLAMABAD: The Provincial Assembly of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) registered an increase in its annual working hours, participation of lawmakers, legislative…

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Attendance, Participation of Lawmakers Decline in National Assembly

National Assembly passes 11 Private Members’ Bills Considerable improvement seen in committees’ output PM attends six, Leader of the Opposition 63 sittings No participation by 69 lawmakers throughout fourth parliamentary year ISLAMABAD, June 3, 2017: The 14th National Assembly registered a decline in the attendance and participation of lawmakers in the House proceedings during the…

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