Joint Sitting of Parliament Passes Eight Bills

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020: The Majlis-e-Shoora passed eight bills on Wednesday amid protest and walkout of the Opposition, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Key observations of the proceedings during first and last sitting of the 8th Joint Session of Parliament include the following: Members’ Participation The Joint Session lasted…

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Traders Ignore Official Prices as Enforcement Remains Weak

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020: Sugar, rice, and wheat remained the most unregulated commodities in most parts of the country as markets in more than half of the districts disregarded these items’ officially notified prices. These observations form part of the 20th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). This monitor comprises…

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Govt, Opposition Spar Over Quorum Issue in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020: The treasury and opposition lawmakers in the National Assembly locked horns over the rule related to the suspension of sitting due to lack of quorum for more than one hour and allowed continuity of the proceedings for only 19 percent of the sitting’s time, says Free and Fair Election Network in…

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Senate Transacts Entire Agenda, Rejects Anti-Terrorism Bill

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2020: The Senate transacted its entire agenda on Wednesday and rejected the Anti-Terrorism (Third Amendment) Bill, 2020 with majority vote, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in the Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second sitting of 303rd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours and…

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NA Passes Anti-Terrorism Bill, Condemns Motorway Incident

ISLAMABAD, September 15, 2020: The National Assembly continued debate on motorway gang-rape incident and passed the Anti-Terrorism (3rd Amendment) Bill, 2020 without sending it to the relevant standing committee after the rules were suspended, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday.  Following are key observations of the proceedings during…

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KP Assembly Discusses Billion Trees Afforestation Project

 ISLAMABAD, September 15, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) discussed Billion Tree Afforestation Project and passed a government bill on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during ninth sitting of the 13th session: Members’ Participation The House met for two hours…

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Senate Refers Two FATF-Related Bills to Committees, Discusses Motorway Incident

ISLAMABAD, September 15, 2020: The Senate referred two FATF-related bills to the relevant committees and debated the motorway gang-rape incident, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in the Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first sitting of 303rd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for eight hours and 25 minutes.…

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KP Assembly Passes a Government Bill

ISLAMABAD, September 14, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) passed a government bill and discussed Chakdara-Chitral CPEC Route on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during eighth sitting of the 13th session: Members’ Participation The House met for two hours and…

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Balochistan Assembly Passes a Resolution

ISLAMABAD, September 14, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan passed a resolution and debated an Adjournment Motion regarding blasphemy incident in Sweden, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of 27th session: Members’ Participation The House met for two hours and 55…

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NA Takes up 94% Agenda, Discusses Motorway Incident

ISLAMABAD, September 14, 2020: The National Assembly took up its 94 percent agenda on Monday and also held discussion on the motorway gang-rape incident, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.  Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of 26th session:  Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for three…

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