KP Assembly: Lack of Quorum Leads to Adjournment of Sitting

ISLAMABAD, May 17, 2016: Starting 33 minutes behind the scheduled time, the first  sitting of 18th session of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly was adjourned due to lack of quorum, says Free and Fair Election Network on Tuesday. The sitting started at 1533 hours against the scheduled time of 1500 hours with 30 lawmakers (24%) present at…

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Restrictions on Observation Mar Otherwise Better-Managed Punjab By-Elections

Islamabad, October 11, 2015: Followed by a colorful and competitive campaign dotted with flagrant violations of the election laws and code of conduct and notwithstanding widespread restrictions to the observation of voting and counting processes, improved security arrangements ensured relatively smooth conduct of hotly contested by-elections in two national and one provincial assembly constituencies in…

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38 Petitions Yet to be Decided by Election Tribunals

ISLAMABAD, April 22, 2015: The election tribunals constituted by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) decided six cases in March 2015 – bringing the total number of decided cases to 373 out of 411. Meanwhile, 38 petitions are still awaiting decisions. Of the 373 cases, 154 have been dismissed on grounds of technical deficiencies – implying that the…

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