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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Sindh Assembly passes two bills, concludes pre-budget debate

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2021: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed two government bills and concluded pre-budget discussion, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during the ninth sitting of the 20th session: Members’ Participation The House met for four…

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Punjab Assembly Defers Question Hour due to Ministerial Absence

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2021: The Punjab Assembly consumed major part of the proceeding in points of order and deferred question hour due to absence of relevant minister, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the fourth sitting of…

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Around 53% Turnout, Low Incidence of Electoral Irregularities Mark PP-84 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2021: Despite hot weather and COVID-19 associated challenges, the PP-84 Khushab-III by-election on Wednesday, May 5 witnessed improved election management and an encouraging turnout (52.99 percent) with low incidence of procedural violations. As many as 155,089 registered voters – 86,178 (55.56 percent) men and 68,911 (50.09 percent) women – exercised their right…

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Punjab PA transacts one third agenda, adopts two resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 6, 2021: The Punjab Assembly transacted one third agenda and adopted two private members’ resolutions on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the third sitting of the 31st session: Members’ Participation The House met for two hours and…

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Eleven lawmakers participate in pre-budget debate

ISLAMABAD, May 6, 2021: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh continued pre-budget discussion amid opposition’s protest as well as walkout and eleven lawmakers participated in debate on it, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Thursday. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during the eighth sitting of the…

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