National Assembly Prorogued after Concluding Debate on COVID-19

ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2020: The 21st Session of National Assembly was prorogued on Friday after concluding debate on the situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during third and last sitting of 21st session:  Members’…

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Senate Concludes Debate on Situation after COVID-19

ISLAMABAD, May 14, 2020: The requisitioned Session of Senate was prorogued on Thursday after two days debate on measures to tackle COVID-19, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of the second & last sitting of 298th session requisitioned by the opposition lawmakers: Members’…

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National Assembly Discusses Measures to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

ISLAMABAD, May 13, 2020: The members of both sides of the aisle in National Assembly continued discussion on the situation arising out of COVID-19 pandemic and steps necessary for preventing its spread in the country, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Wednesday. Following are key observations of the House…

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Punjab Assembly Meets to Discuss Strategy against COVID-19, Addresses 27% Agenda

ISLAMABAD, May 13, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab met after a gap of around two months to discuss strategy of provincial government against coronavirus and addressed 27 percent of its scheduled business during 21st session, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report. The session comprising three sittings convened on the requisition…

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No Improvement Seen in Enforcement of Official Prices of Essential Food Items

ISLAMABAD, May 13, 2020: The enforcement of the officially notified prices of essential commodities continued to deteriorate across the country, mainly due to weak market monitoring mechanisms and unavailability of official prices, says the Free and Fair Election Network’s (FAFEN) Weekly Market Monitor. The Weekly Market Monitor comprises the market survey conducted in 56 districts…

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Senate Discusses COVID-19 Impacts, Course of Action against Pandemic

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2020: The Senate clubbed five motions to discuss situation arising out of the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan, the government’s response and its policy to tackle this daunting challenge, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of the first…

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Official Price Enforcement Weakens During Ramzan

ISLAMABAD, May 06, 2020: As the country enters second month of lockdown, the enforcement of the officially notified prices of essential commodities suffers across the country due to weak market monitoring mechanisms and unavailability of official rate lists. During the first week of Ramzan, many essential items were sold in the wholesale markets above the…

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