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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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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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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NA Leaves 80 Percent Agenda Unaddressed on Private Member’s Day

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2020: The National Assembly left 80 percent agenda unaddressed on Private Member’s Day, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the second sitting of the 20th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for an hour and…

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NA Passes Four Govt. Bills, Refers Five Legislative Proposals to Committees

ISLAMABAD, March 9, 2020: The National Assembly passed four government bills and referred five other legislative proposals to the relevant Standing Committees on Monday, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the first sitting of the 20th session: Members’ Participation The…

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Women MPs Remain Proactive, Assertive in Performing their Parliamentary Roles

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2020: Women parliamentarians continued to be proactive and assertive in their legislative, representative and oversight functions during the past year. Despite being only one-fifth of the current parliament, women sponsored more than one-third of the business, effectively raising citizens’ voices and public interest issues, reveals a report released by the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability- Free and Fair Election Network (TDEA-FAFEN) on the eve of International Women’s Day.

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NA Passes Three Govt. Bills, Extends an Ordinance

ISLAMABAD, February 17, 2020: The National Assembly passed three government bills on Monday and adopted a resolution to extend an Ordinance, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 12th and last sitting of the 19th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for…

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Ministerial Absence in NA Leads to Deferment of Debate on Economic Situation

ISLAMABAD, February 14, 2020: The National Assembly deferred debate on economic situation in the country due to absence of relevant ministers in the House, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during eleventh sitting of the 19th session: Members’ Participation The National…

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