National Assembly Adjourned to Pay Respect for Senator Hasil Bizenjo

ISLAMABAD, August 21, 2020: The National Assembly was adjourned on Friday as a mark of respect for chief of the National Party, Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, who passed away yesterday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of 25th session:  Members’…

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President Addresses the Joint Sitting of Parliament

ISLAMABAD, August 20, 2020: The President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi addressed both Houses of the Parliament assembled together on beginning of the third parliamentary year of the National Assembly amidst opposition’s protest against the government on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the parliamentary business: Members’…

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Senate Passes Two Govt. Bills with Amendments, Transacts Entire Regular Agenda

ISLAMABAD, August 19, 2020: The Senate while transacting the entire regular agenda passed two government bills, which were part of supplementary business on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fourth sitting of 302nd session:   Members’ Participation The Senate met for an…

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Wheat Flour Price Enforcement Improves, Other Commodities Ignored

ISLAMABAD, August 19, 2020: Although more traders sold wheat at officially notified prices this week (76 percent) compared to the previous one (70 percent), the enforcement of official prices of other essential commodities such as sugar, vegetables, pulses, and meat remained lax. These observations form part of the 16th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free…

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Senate Passes Two Govt. Bills, Adopts Condolence Resolution

ISLAMABAD, August 18, 2020: The Senate passed two more bills on Tuesday related to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and adopted a resolution to express sorrow on demise of former Senator Muhammad Afzal Lone, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the third…

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Senate Passes Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill, Refers Three Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, August 17, 2020: The Senate passed the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2020 but deferred two other bills related to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) for further deliberation on them, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second sitting of 302nd session:…

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Senate Refers Five NA Assented Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2020: The Senate on Thursday referred five government bills to the relevant committees, which were related to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), and were given approval by the National Assembly a day earlier, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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Balochistan PA Session Prorogued after Discussing Situation at Chaman Border

ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2020: The 24th session of Balochistan Assembly was prorogued on Wednesday after holding debate on issues at Pak-Afghan border in Chaman as well as law and order situation in Khuzdar, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting…

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Price Lists Unavailable as Lax Enforcement Continues

ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2020: Traders disregarded the official prices of pulses in around two-thirds of the surveyed districts, meat in more than half of the regions, and other essential commodities such as wheat, sugar, and dairy in about one-third of the areas last week. These findings form part of the 15th Weekly Price Monitor issued by…

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NA Passes Five FATF-Related Bills, Adopts Two Resolutions

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2020: The National Assembly passed five government bills related to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and adopted two supplementary resolutions, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet on Wednesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fifth and last sitting of 24th session:  Members’ Participation The…

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