By-Election in PS-70 Badin-I Peaceful and Generally Well-Managed

ISLAMABAD, May 21, 2021: PS-70 Badin-I by-election held on May 20, 2021 witnessed significant decline (18.57 percent) in voter turnout since 2018 general elections (GE) and low incidence of electoral violations, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its report on Friday. As many as 58,545 registered voters – 33,751 (36.8 percent) men and…

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Punjab Assembly defers debate on agriculture

ISLAMABAD, May 21, 2021: The Punjab Assembly deferred debate on agriculture and did not consider six zero hour notices appearing on the agenda, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the second sitting of the 32nd session: Members’ Participation The House…

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NA transacts 82 percent agenda, refers two government bills to committees

ISLAMABAD, May 21, 2021: The National Assembly transacted 82 percent agenda on Friday and witnessed introduction of two government bills including the Protection of Journalists and Media Professionals Bill, 2021, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of 33rd session: Members’…

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Balochistan PA takes up entire agenda, condemns Israeli aggression in Palestine

ISLAMABAD, May 19, 2021: The requisitioned session of Provincial Assembly of Balochistan took up its entire agenda and passed a resolution to condemn Israeli aggression in Palestine, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Wednesday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 1st and last sitting of the 37th…

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FAFEN Urges Parliament to Appraise Unrepresentativeness of FPTP System

ISLAMABAD, May 19, 2021: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has called upon the Parliament to consider an immediate review of the inefficacy of the First-Past-the-Post (FPTP) system to yield truly representative legislatures and governments, and initiate wide-ranging discourse and negotiations on the adoption of Proportional Representation (PR) system that guarantees translation of more…

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NA takes up most of agenda, passes four private members’ bills

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2021: The National Assembly on Tuesday passed took up most of its agenda and passed four private members’ bills, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of 33rd session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three hours…

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Punjab Assembly Condemns Israel’s Atrocities in Palestine

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2021: The Punjab Assembly adopted a resolution on Tuesday condemning Israeli atrocities against the people of Palestine, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the first sitting of the 32nd session: Members’ Participation The House met for…

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NA adopts resolution to condemn Israel’s atrocities in Palestine

ISLAMABAD, May 17, 2021: The National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution on Monday condemning Israeli atrocities against the people of Palestine, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of 33rd session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for four hours and…

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FAFEN Urges Government to Hold a Referendum on PR System, Use of EVMs

Calls for a broader public debate and political discourse on the meaningful electoral reforms to enhance representation and inclusivity
ISLAMABAD, May 11, 2021: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has urged the government to desist from any haste in introducing the changes to the Elections Act, 2017, particularly the adaption of electronic voting and biometric machines. It also called for a broader public debate and political discourse on the much-needed electoral reforms. The network said that unless structural and systemic issues compromising the integrity and credibility of the election processes and its outcomes are not addressed, democracy will continue to gasp for breath.

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