Senate Condemns Indian Move of Revoking Special Status of Occupied Kashmir

President Arif Alvi highlights indigenous movement of Kashmiris against Indian illegal occupation of the Valley ISLAMABAD, August 5, 2020: The Senate convened a special session on Wednesday in connection with Youm-e-Istehsal Kashmir to condemn the revocation of Indian-Occupied Kashmir’s special status by India last year, which was also addressed by the President of Pakistan, says…

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NA Gives Nod to Senate Passed Bills on FATF

ISLAMABAD, July 30, 2020: The National Assembly passed two government bills related to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that contained opposition’s proposed amendments and got passage from the Senate earlier in the day, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet on Thursday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the 1st sitting of…

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Senate Passes Opposition-Amended FATF Related Bills

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, July 30, 2020:  The Senate passed two Financial Action Task Force (FATF) related bills after incorporating amendments proposed by opposition in the meeting of Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the…

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Senate Takes up Entire Agenda, Refers FATF Related Bills to Committee

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2020: The Senate transacted its entire agenda on Wednesday and referred two Financial Action Task Force (FATF) related bills to the Standing Committee on Law and Justice for deliberation, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the eighth sitting of the…

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Disregard for Official Prices Continues Unabated Before Eid

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2020: With Eid-ul-Azha around the corner, traders fleeced customers shopping for everyday commodities in most parts of the country in complete disregard of the officially notified prices, says the 13th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The official prices of mutton, beef, and chicken lacked enforcement in…

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Experts Suggest Strengthening Universities’ Role in Combating Intolerance on Campuses

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2020: Experts at a virtual conference on ensuring peaceful and tolerant campuses in Pakistan suggested adopting a top-down approach instead of only focusing on students. The speakers pointed out that intolerance was tackled incorrectly, especially in Pakistan, and said that the university management and faculties should themselves display tolerance to reinforce positive…

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NA Passes Two Bills amid Govt-Opposition Heated Debate

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2020:  The National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday passed two government bills despite exchange of heated debate between the government and opposition benches. The Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2020 sailed through the lower house of the parliament to help fulfill international obligations against terror financing, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)…

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NA Leaves 79% Agenda Unaddressed on Private Members’ Day

ISLAMABAD, July 28, 2020:  The National Assembly (NA) left 79 percent of its agenda unaddressed on Private Members’ Day, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the 13th sitting of 23rd session: Members’ Participation The Assembly met for an hour and…

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Senate Transacts Most of Agenda on Private Members’ Day

ISLAMABAD, July 27, 2020: The Senate addressed most of its agenda on the third Private Members’ Day of 300th session and witnessed introduction of four private members’ bills, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the seventh sitting of the 300th session: Members’…

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Sindh Assembly Passes Four Bills, Adopts Three Resolutions

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, July 27, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed four bills and adopted three supplementary resolutions, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the third sitting of the 11th session:   Members’ Participation The House met for three hours and 39…

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