Punjab Assembly Discusses Law and Order Situation

ISLAMABAD, October 9, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab discussed law and order situation in the province on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during first sitting of 25th session:  Members’ Participation The House met for two hours and 21 minutes. The sitting…

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Traders Make Hay as Monitoring Remains Lax

ISLAMABAD, October 07, 2020: Traders paid no heed to the officially notified prices of essential commodities including vegetables, eggs, meat, and pulses as the monitoring at the district level remained weak, says the Weekly Price Monitor of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Merchants sold routine vegetables including onions, potatoes, and tomatoes at higher than…

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Weak Enforcement Leads to Overpricing of Essential Items

ISLAMABAD, October 01, 2020: More than half of the markets throughout the country sold essential items including pulses, vegetables, meat, and wheat flour at inflated prices, neglecting the officially notified rates, says the Weekly Price Monitor of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The observers reported stability in official prices of most essential commodities…

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Prices of Essential Commodities Soar as Enforcement Remains Lax

ISLAMABAD, September 23, 2020: The prices of vegetables, meat, pulses, and wheat remained higher than the officially notified prices in most parts of the country due to weak monitoring, says the Weekly Price Monitor of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The traders sold routine vegetables—onions, potatoes, and tomatoes—higher than official rates in nearly two-third…

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KP Assembly Discusses State of Education in Province

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) discussed state of the education in the Province and witnessed introduction of a government bill, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during tenth sitting of the 13th session: Members’…

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Senate Transacts Entire Agenda, Discusses Matters of Public Importance

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2020: The Senate transacted its entire agenda on Friday and consumed 43 percent of the proceedings’ time in debate on matters of public importance, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in the Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the third sitting of 303rd session: Members’ Participation The…

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Balochistan Assembly Adopts Three Resolutions

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan adopted three resolutions and debated an adjournment motion regarding Governor’s disinterest in the Assembly business, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Thursday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of 27th session: Members’ Participation The House…

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NA Session Prorogued Amid Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2020: The National Assembly was prorogued sine die on Thursday amidst a lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth and last sitting of the 26th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for 50 minutes. However, the proceedings remained suspended…

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Joint Sitting of Parliament Passes Eight Bills

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020: The Majlis-e-Shoora passed eight bills on Wednesday amid protest and walkout of the Opposition, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Key observations of the proceedings during first and last sitting of the 8th Joint Session of Parliament include the following: Members’ Participation The Joint Session lasted…

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Traders Ignore Official Prices as Enforcement Remains Weak

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020: Sugar, rice, and wheat remained the most unregulated commodities in most parts of the country as markets in more than half of the districts disregarded these items’ officially notified prices. These observations form part of the 20th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). This monitor comprises…

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