Political Consensus on COVID-19 Response Fundamental at this Hour: FAFEN

ISLAMABAD, April 02, 2020: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) urges the government and opposition parties to steer the country through the most critical health and economic crises of our times by working in unison and building consensus on decisions. Public representatives should unite not only to formulate a comprehensive and sound response to the…

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COVID-19: FAFEN Urges Immediate Reconvening of Parliament, Provincial Assemblies

Seven of Worst-Hit Countries have their Parliaments in Session to handle Pandemic ISLAMABAD, March 24, 2020: The Parliament and the provincial assemblies should take center stage in order to forge political consensus and provide leadership to the executive in shaping Pakistan’s response to the multifaceted challenges posed by the rising spread of COVID-19 in the…

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NA Passes Zainab Alert Bill, Leaves 65% Agenda Unaddressed During 20th Session

124 Lawmakers Participate in the Proceedings Session Cut Short by a Week due to Concerns over Coronavirus ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2020: The National Assembly passed bill for swift action on child abuse cases and left 65 percent of its scheduled business unaddressed during its 20th session that continued between March 9, 2020 and March 13, 2020, observes Free…

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Punjab Assembly Prorogued without Taking Up Agenda

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab was prorogued sine die on Friday without holding a scheduled discussion on the Orange Line Metro, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fifth (last) sitting of the 20th session: Members’ Participation The House…

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NA Skips Regular Agenda to Discuss Preventive Measures against Coronavirus

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2020: The National Assembly did not take up its regular agenda on Friday and discussed the government strategy to avoid spread of Coronavirus in Pakistan, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the fourth & last sitting…

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Sindh Assembly Condoles Death of PPPP Lawmaker

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2020: The Sindh Assembly did not take up its regular business on Friday to express condolence over the death of PPPP lawmaker Shahnaz Ansari, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are the key observations of the House proceedings during first sitting of the eighth session: Members’…

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Punjab Assembly Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab was adjourned without addressing its agenda except question hour due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Thursday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of the 20th session: Members’ Participation The House met for…

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Punjab Assembly Transacts Entire Business

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab transacted entire legislative business on Wednesday and passed two government bills, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of the 20th session: Members’ Participation The House met for three hours and 39 minutes,…

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National Assembly Passes Zainab Alert Bill, Defers Debate on Agriculture

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2020: The National Assembly passed the Zainab Alert Response and Recovery Bill, 2020 but postponed debate on a motion regarding agro-economy of the country, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet on Wednesday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the third sitting of the…

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