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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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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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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