NA Passes Three Govt. Bills amid Opposition’s Protest

ISLAMABAD, February 1, 2021: The National Assembly left 42 percent of its agenda unaddressed and passed three government bills amid protest by the opposition lawmakers, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of the 28th session: Members’ Participation The…

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Media’s Role Critical for Improving Health Governance in Pakistan

TDEA organizes a five-day workshop for health journalists ISLAMABAD, February 1, 2021: The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) organized a five-day workshop for health journalists in collaboration with the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination at Bhurban with an aim to enhance the quality of health journalism in Pakistan. A total…

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Balochistan PA: Lack of Quorums Leads to Early Adjournment of Sitting

ISLAMABAD, January 29, 2021: The Balochistan Assembly was adjourned on Friday due to lack of quorum leaving private members’ resolutions unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the second sitting of 32nd session: Members’ Participation The House met for an hour and seven…

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FAFEN Cautions Against Hasty Legislation for Senate Election Reforms

ISLAMABAD, January 29, 2021: Federal government and political parties must hold thorough consultations to reach a consensus decision on reforming the Senate election process instead of opting for hasty legislation without weighing its pros and cons, a Free and Fair Election Network (TDEA-FAFEN) statement said on Friday. FAFEN considers it unwise to rush through a…

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TDEA Screens Documentary to Promote Decent Work Conditions for Brick Kilns Workers

ISLAMABAD, January 29, 2021:  A rigorous monitoring regime, socially-conscious brick buying, and strict enforcement of labor laws are crucial for promotion of decent work principles at the brick kilns in Pakistan. These views were expressed by speakers at the screening event of a documentary titled The Distant Dream, which focuses on the plight of brick…

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Punjab Assembly Refers Three Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, January 29, 2021: The Punjab Assembly witnessed the introduction of three government bills on Friday which were referred to the relevant committees for consideration, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the third sitting of the 28th session: Members’ Participation The House…

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NA Leaves Most of its Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, January 29, 2021: The National Assembly left 82 percent of its agenda unaddressed and discussed a privilege motion of PML-N lawmaker, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of the 28th session: Members’ Participation The National Assembly met…

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Senate Transacts Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, January 29, 2021: The Senate transacted its entire agenda on Friday and continued debate on the presidential address to the Parliament, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fourth sitting of 306th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours and…

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Balochistan PA Leaves Legislative Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2021: The Balochistan Assembly could not take up its legislative agenda on Tuesday due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the first sitting of 32nd session: Members’ Participation The House met for two hours and…

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Punjab Assembly Defers Half of its Agenda, Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, January 26, 2021: The Punjab Assembly adopted three private members’ resolutions and deferred half of its agenda on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the second sitting of the 28th session: Members’ Participation The House met for an hour and…

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