NA-75 Controversy Mars an Otherwise Improved Quality of Recent By-Elections

ISLAMABAD, February 23, 2021: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) observed an improved quality of electoral processes during the by-elections held from February 16 to 21, 2021, on five provincial and three national assembly constituencies. However, the post-counting events in NA-75 Sialkot-IV, which prompted the Election Commission to withhold the constituency results, overshadowed the improvements.…

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NA Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, February 22, 2021: The National Assembly was adjourned on Monday due to lack of quorum amidst absence of the Leaders of the House and the Opposition, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 29th session: Members’ Participation The National…

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Senate Condoles Death of Mushahid Ullah Khan, Discusses Elections Ordinance

ISLAMABAD, February 20, 2021: The Senate adopted a condolence resolution on the demise of Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan and discussed the Elections (Amendment) Ordinance 2021, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet on Saturday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first and last sitting of 307th session requisitioned by the…

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Balochistan Assembly Defers Question Hour due to Movers’ Absence

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, February 19, 2021: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan consumed major part of the proceeding in points of order and deferred question hour due to movers’ absence, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the first and last…

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NA Leaves 50 Percent Agenda Unaddressed, Discusses Inflation and Economic Issues

 ISLAMABAD, February 19, 2021: The National Assembly left its 50 percent agenda unaddressed on Friday and debated issues related to economy, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of the 29th session requisitioned by the Opposition: Members’ Participation The National Assembly…

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Balochistan PA Defers One-Third Agenda due to Ministerial Absence

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, February 04, 2021: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan adopted three private members’ resolutions and deferred one-third agenda due to ministerial absence, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Thursday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the 4th sitting of 32nd session: Members’ Participation The House met…

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Senate Session Prorogued After Transacting Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, February 4, 2021: The 306th Session of Senate was prorogued after transacting entire agenda on Thursday, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the sixth sitting of 306th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and twenty-five minutes. The sitting…

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NA Session Prorogued without Consensus on Constitutional Amendment Bill

ISLAMABAD, February 4, 2021: The 28th Session of National Assembly was prorogued on Thursday without any significant development on the 26th Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2020 mainly related to the conduct of Senate elections through open ballot, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during…

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NA Sitting Fails to Pass Constitutional Amendment Bill

ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2021: The 26th Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2020 could not sail through the National Assembly due to lack of required numbers of lawmakers as the Opposition demanded consensus through debate before passage of the bill, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Wednesday. Following are key observations of…

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FAFEN Demands Parliamentary Oversight of COVID-19 Response

Transparency is critical to successful vaccination drive ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2021: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has demanded parliamentary oversight of COVID-19 response as it is critical for bringing transparency to a successful vaccination drive. In its third monthly COVID-19 response monitoring report, FAFEN observed decline in the total number of active cases by…

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