Punjab Assembly Defers Five Adjournment Motions, Two Resolutions 

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, February 2, 2021: The Punjab Assembly deferred most of its agenda on Tuesday including five adjournment motions and two resolutions due to absence or request of relevant ministers, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the fifth and last…

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NA Leaves Two-Third Agenda Unaddressed on Private Members’ Day

ISLAMABAD, February 2, 2021: The National Assembly left two-third agenda unaddressed on Private Members’ Day and referred eleven bills to the relevant standing committees after their introduction, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth sitting of the 28th session: Members’ Participation…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes Right to Information Bill

ISLAMABAD, February 01, 2021: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan  passed two government bills on Monday including the Right to Information Bill 2021, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the 3rd sitting of 32nd session: Members’ Participation The House met for three hours…

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Senate Leaves Private Members’ Resolutions Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, February 1, 2021: The Senate left five resolutions unaddressed on Private Members’ Day and also deferred as many bills seeking amendments in the Constitution due to low attendance of lawmakers, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fifth sitting…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Four Resolutions to Extend Ordinances

ISLAMABAD, February 1, 2021: The Punjab Assembly adopted four resolutions to extend as many Ordinances for a further period of 90 days, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the fourth sitting of the 28th session: Members’ Participation The House met…

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NA Passes Three Govt. Bills amid Opposition’s Protest

ISLAMABAD, February 1, 2021: The National Assembly left 42 percent of its agenda unaddressed and passed three government bills amid protest by the opposition lawmakers, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 28th session: Members’ Participation The…

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Media’s Role Critical for Improving Health Governance in Pakistan

TDEA organizes a five-day workshop for health journalists ISLAMABAD, February 1, 2021: The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) organized a five-day workshop for health journalists in collaboration with the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination at Bhurban with an aim to enhance the quality of health journalism in Pakistan. A total…

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Balochistan PA: Lack of Quorums Leads to Early Adjournment of Sitting

ISLAMABAD, January 29, 2021: The Balochistan Assembly was adjourned on Friday due to lack of quorum leaving private members’ resolutions unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the second sitting of 32nd session: Members’ Participation The House met for an hour and seven…

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FAFEN Cautions Against Hasty Legislation for Senate Election Reforms

ISLAMABAD, January 29, 2021: Federal government and political parties must hold thorough consultations to reach a consensus decision on reforming the Senate election process instead of opting for hasty legislation without weighing its pros and cons, a Free and Fair Election Network (TDEA-FAFEN) statement said on Friday. FAFEN considers it unwise to rush through a…

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TDEA Screens Documentary to Promote Decent Work Conditions for Brick Kilns Workers

ISLAMABAD, January 29, 2021:  A rigorous monitoring regime, socially-conscious brick buying, and strict enforcement of labor laws are crucial for promotion of decent work principles at the brick kilns in Pakistan. These views were expressed by speakers at the screening event of a documentary titled The Distant Dream, which focuses on the plight of brick…

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