Women Lawmakers Contribute More Than one-fifth of KP Assembly’s Agenda

Women Lawmakers Contribute More Than one-fifth of KP Assembly’s Agenda

Women Lawmakers Attend More Provincial Assembly’s Sittings than their Male Counterparts PESHAWAR, March 9, 2017: Despite less in number, women legislators performed better by contributing more to the agenda items than their male counterparts in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in a report released on the performance of women…

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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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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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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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KP Assembly: Rules Suspended Several Times to Adopt Resolutions

Less oversight of executive as 33% questions lapsed due to absence of movers Chief Minister attends only two sittings Less Interest of Lawmakers Marks 2nd longest session of KP Assembly ISLAMABAD, January 4, 2017: The provincial lawmakers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly expressed low interest in the proceedings of 21st session that continued for three months,…

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KP Assembly suspends rules to accommodate non-agenda items

ISLAMABAD, August 18, 2016: The 20th session of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly witnessed low attendance of lawmakers and less interest in submitting agenda items as certain rules were suspended several times to accommodate non-agenda items, especially the resolutions, says a press statement issued by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday. The House…

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KP Budget Session Marked by Low Interest of Lawmakers

75%  lawmakers remain inactive during budget debate The 19th session of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly was marked by the passage of the Finance Bill 2016 amid low interest of lawmakers in budget debate as well as proceedings of the House, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Ninety-two members (75% of the current membership – 123)…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 17th Session Report

The lawmakers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly paid tribute to late Sardar Soran Singh during the 17th session. Singh was Special Assistant to the Chief Minister for Minorities Affairs who was assassinated last month. The session, on average, witnessed maximum attendance of 54 (44%) lawmakers, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session, comprising…

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