KP Assembly Passes Nine Bills, Adopts 10 Resolutions during 26th session

KP Assembly Passes Nine Bills, Adopts 10 Resolutions during 26th session

Chief Minister attends two out of 12 sittings ISLAMABAD, October 28, 2017: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly passed nine bills including a private member’s bill and adopted ten resolutions during 26th session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its session report. The session comprised 12 sittings held between September 19, 2017 and October 27,…

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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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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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KP Assembly Takes Up Heavy Legislative Agenda

KP Assembly Takes Up Heavy Legislative Agenda

Keeps on suspending rules to adopt resolutions Less oversight of executive as 53% questions lapsed due to absence of movers and ministers Chief Minister attends three sittings ISLAMABAD, May 25, 2017: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly took up heavy legislative agenda during 14-sitting session held between April 11, 2017 and May 23, 2017. It passed…

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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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