Joint Sitting of Parliament Passes Eight Bills

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020: The Majlis-e-Shoora passed eight bills on Wednesday amid protest and walkout of the Opposition, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Key observations of the proceedings during first and last sitting of the 8th Joint Session of Parliament include the following: Members’ Participation The Joint Session lasted…

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Traders Ignore Official Prices as Enforcement Remains Weak

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020: Sugar, rice, and wheat remained the most unregulated commodities in most parts of the country as markets in more than half of the districts disregarded these items’ officially notified prices. These observations form part of the 20th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). This monitor comprises…

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Govt, Opposition Spar Over Quorum Issue in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020: The treasury and opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly locked horns over the rule related to the suspension of sitting due to lack of quorum for more than one hour and allowed continuity of the proceedings for only 19 percent of the sitting’s time, says Free and Fair Election Network in…

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Senate Transacts Entire Agenda, Rejects Anti-Terrorism Bill

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020: The Senate transacted its entire agenda on Wednesday and rejected the Anti-Terrorism (Third Amendment) Bill, 2020 with majority vote, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in the Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second sitting of 303rd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours and…

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