KP Budget Session Marked by Low Interest of Lawmakers

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 KP 18th Session Report

FAFEN Parliament Monitor Provincial Assembly of KP 18th Session Report

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly passed three bills and adopted all resolutions (eight) during the 18th session, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its session report based on direct observation of the proceedings of the Provincial Assembly. Among the eight government bills appearing on the List of Business, the House passed three, including the…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Provincial Assembly of KP Annual Report 2015-16

FAFEN Parliament Monitor Provincial Assembly of KP Annual Report 2015-16

The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa passed 24 government as well as three private member bills and adopted 38 resolutions during its third parliamentary year that comprised four sessions, starting from May 29, 2015 and ending on May 28, 2016. The House fulfilled the Constitutional requirement of meeting not less than 100 days in a…

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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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FAFEN Parliament Monitor: 9th Session Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (January 6-22, 2014)

The ninth session of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly achieved a milestone by being the first provincial assembly to pass the Ehtesab (Accountability) Commission Bill, 2014 to overcome corruption. The Estesab Commission Bill was passed along with the other legislation. The legislation was done in the atmosphere of low attendance and prevailing lack of interest amongst the law-makers, says the Free and Fair Election Network in its session report based on the direct observation of the session.

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor – Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 4th Session, September 10-18, 2013

The fourth session of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly witnessed the introduction of a bill on right to information, providing for setting up a powerful Information Commission and protecting the whistleblowers against legal, administrative or employment related sanction for releasing information on wrongdoing. The House also unanimously adopted a resolution to condemn the suicide attacks on…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor – 6th Session Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa October 7-11, 2013

The sixth session of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly witnessed the introduction of two important government bills on the local government system and the establishment of an accountability commission, amidst government and opposition walkouts. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Local Government Bill, 2013 provides for holding the local government elections on party basis at district and tehsil council…

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