Consumers Hit Hard by Official Indifference to Soaring Prices

ISLAMABAD, June 17, 2020: A weak monitoring system and lax attitude towards irregular pricing hit the consumers hard as the authorities did not regulate the notified prices of essential commodities, says the Weekly Price Monitor of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Weekly Price Monitor comprises a market survey conducted on Thursday, June…

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Govt-Opposition Row Halts Budget Debate in NA

ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2020: The budget debate in the National Assembly was halted due to the confrontation between the government and the opposition members as the latter agitated over the absence of foreign minister and sought clarification only from him on the issues of recognizing Israel or accepting India as non-permanent member of UNSC, observers…

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National Assembly Starts Debate on Federal Budget 2020-21

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2020: The National Assembly started general discussion on the Federal Budget 2020-21, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth sitting of the 22nd NA session: Members’ Participation The House met for three hours and 21 minutes. The proceedings started…

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Sindh PA Amends Rule for Virtual Participation of Lawmakers in Proceedings  

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2020: The Sindh Assembly added a provision in its Rules of Procedure on Monday authorizing the Speaker to hold online sessions of the House in case of any emergency and also allowing coronavirus-infected lawmakers to virtually participate in the proceedings, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are…

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Senate Starts Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2020: The Senate started debate on a motion to make recommendations to the National Assembly on Finance Bill, 2020, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 5th sitting of 299th session: Members’ Participation The House met for two…

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Finance Bill Presented in Senate

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2020: The Minister for Industries and Production presented a copy of the Finance Bill 2020 in Senate on Friday, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the fourth sitting of 299th session: Members’ Participation The House met for 50…

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Government Presents Federal Budget 2020-21 in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2020: The Minister of Industries and Production presented the federal budget for the year 2020-21 in the National Assembly amid opposition’s protest, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of 22nd session: Members’ Participation The House met for…

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National Assembly’s Budget Session 2020-21: What You Need to Know

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2020: The government is all set to present the budget for the next fiscal year 2020-21 in the National Assembly this afternoon. The Economic Survey (2019-2020) released on Thursday points to the huge toll COVID-19 has taken on the economy’s overall growth in the current fiscal year. Despite narrowing down existing account and trade deficits,

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National Assembly Approves Motion of Thanks on President’s Address

ISLAMABAD, June 11, 2020: The National Assembly approved the Motion of Thanks expressing gratitude to the President of Pakistan for his address to both Houses assembled together on September 12, 2019, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet on Thursday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of the…

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Senate Discusses Incident of PIA Plane Crash at Karachi

 ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2020: The Senate discussed tragic incident of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash at Karachi, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Wednesday.  Following are key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of the 299th session:  Members’ Participation The House met for three hours and 36…

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