Re-Poll in Daska Orderly, Generally Peaceful and Well-Managed

ISLAMABAD, April 11, 2021: NA-75 Sialkot-IV (Daska) by-election held on April 10, 2021 witnessed low incidences of electoral violations as procedures were generally transparent and election staff conducted the process with care and mostly in accordance with prescribed regulations. Political competition was heightened following the decision of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), which was…

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KP Assembly adopts three resolutions, defers debate on law and order

ISLAMABAD, April 9, 2021: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) adopted three supplementary resolutions and deferred debate on an adjournment motion regarding law and order in the province, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 2nd sitting of the…

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COVID Relief Program Must Include Women, Proactively

TDEA-FAFEN Releases Findings of Socio-economic Impact Assessment of COVID-19 During First Wave ISLAMABAD, April 9, 2021: Federal and provincial governments need to expand the pandemic relief programs and improve their accessibility by easing down the eligibility criteria to mitigate the immediate risks for women and prevent exacerbation of the existing gender gaps during ongoing COVID-19…

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Points of Order consume 69 percent of KP Assembly sitting

ISLAMABAD, April 6, 2021: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) consumed more than two-third (69%) of its proceedings in points of order related to governance, health and education sectors, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during first sitting of…

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NA session prorogued amid lack of quorum

ISLAMABAD, April 5, 2021: The National Assembly was prorogued sine die on Monday amidst a lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth and last sitting of the 31st session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for two hours and 16…

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Senate transacts entire agenda

Session prorogued ISLAMABAD, April 5, 2021: The Senate transacted its entre agenda on Monday and adopted a private member’s resolution demanding the government to provide free of cost anti-corona vaccine to public or as per original international market price, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the…

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Lack of quorum leads to adjournment of NA sitting

ISLAMABAD, April 2, 2021: The National Assembly did not take up its regular agenda on Friday except question hour and was adjourned due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of the 31st session:  Members’ Participation The National…

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NA defers motion to constitute committee on electoral reforms

ISLAMABAD, April 1, 2021: The National Assembly witnessed introduction of seven private members’ bills and deferred a motion authorizing its speaker to constitute a parliamentary committee on electoral reforms, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet on Thursday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the 31st session:…

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Parliamentary Oversight to Help Improve Fight against Covid-19

ISLAMABAD, April 1, 2021: With the increase in number of positive cases during third wave of coronavirus and lax attitude of the general public towards deadly disease, the parliamentary oversight of the government’s COVID-19 response showed signs of improvement but it remained inadequate.

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Balochistan Assembly defers question hour due to ministerial absence

ISLAMABAD, March 31, 2021: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan deferred question hour due to absence of relevant ministers and also left most of its other agenda unaddressed on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 5th (last) sitting of 35th session: Members’…

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