Debate on Budget Begins in Senate

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2013: The Senate opened debate on the federal budget in the second sitting of the 95th session which met for two hours and 28 minutes on Saturday. Three Senators spoke about the budget for an hour and eleven minutes.


Budget presented; 89% members attend sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2013: The newly-elected government presented its first budget in the 14th National Assembly as more than two-thirds of the members attended the first sitting, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet based on direct observation of the parliamentary proceedings.



Budget Presented in Senate

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2013: The Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization presented the federal budget 2013-14 in the first sitting of the 95th session on Wednesday. After the 18th Constitutional Amendment, the Senate provides recommendations on the budget to


Sindh Assembly: Three Resolutions Unanimously Adopted

ISLAMABAD, June 11, 2013: Starting an hour and 15 minutes late, the Sindh Assembly unanimously adopted three Resolutions during the sitting held on Tuesday. The session prorogued after three hours and 27 minutes.

A female PPPP legislator sponsored a Resolution calling upon the


President Addresses the Joint Sitting of Parliament

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2013: The President of Pakistan addressed the joint sitting of the parliament on Monday, June 10, 2013 with 78% of the total membership present from both the Houses, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet based on direct observation.


Balochistan Assembly Elects Chief Minister

ISLAMABAD, June 09, 2013: The 10th Balochistan Assembly elected the Leader of the House during the third sitting of the first session. The National Party chief was the only candidate for the Chief Minister slot, no other member had filed nomination papers. As many as 55 lawmakers present in the House favored him. Twenty-two members…


14th National Assembly: PM, Speaker and Deputy Speaker Elected

ISLAMABAD June 6, 2013: In its first session after the general elections on May 11, the 14th National Assembly met for three sittings for administering oath to the new legislators and electing the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and the Prime Minister, completing the first historic transition of power from one democratically


14th National Assembly Elects Leader of the House

ISLAMABAD, June 05, 2013: The 14th National Assembly elected Prime Minister during the third sitting of the first session. The PMLN chief was elected as Leader of the House by securing 244 votes.

The candidates of the PPPP and PTI for the office


Balochistan Assembly: Speaker, Deputy Speaker Take Oath

ISLAMABAD, June 04, 2013: The newly elected Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the 10th Balochistan Assembly took oath on Tuesday in the second sitting of the first session. Both the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker were elected unopposed. The Speaker of the outgoing assembly administered oath to the newly elected Speaker who chaired the…


86% increase in onion prices

A report based on monitoring of retail outlets in March and April 2013 across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, 3rd June 2013: Prices of 23 out of 52 commodities increased, 18 dropped and that of 11 remained unchanged in March as compared to the preceding month. In