Sindh PA Expresses Solidarity with Kashmiris Braving Indian Atrocities

ISLAMABAD, August 5, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh unanimously adopted a resolution on Wednesday to condemn blatant human rights violations in the Indian-Occupied Kashmir and expressed solidarity with Kashmiris braving Indian atrocities, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the sole sitting…

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Balochistan Assembly Condemns Indian Atrocities in Occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, August 5, 2020: The Balochistan Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution on Wednesday to condemn Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fist sitting of 24th session: Members’ Participation The House met for an hour and 33 minutes. The sitting started…

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Weak Enforcement of Everyday Commodities’ Official Prices in 50 Percent of Districts

ISLAMABAD, August 05, 2020: More than half of the districts lacked enforcement of the officially notified prices of several essential commodities, including sugar, meat, vegetables, and pulses during the week before Eid-ul-Azha, says the 14th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). This Weekly Price Monitor comprises a market survey of…

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Senate Condemns Indian Move of Revoking Special Status of Occupied Kashmir

President Arif Alvi highlights indigenous movement of Kashmiris against Indian illegal occupation of the Valley ISLAMABAD, August 5, 2020: The Senate convened a special session on Wednesday in connection with Youm-e-Istehsal Kashmir to condemn the revocation of Indian-Occupied Kashmir’s special status by India last year, which was also addressed by the President of Pakistan, says…

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NA Gives Nod to Senate Passed Bills on FATF

ISLAMABAD, July 30, 2020: The National Assembly passed two government bills related to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that contained opposition’s proposed amendments and got passage from the Senate earlier in the day, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet on Thursday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the 1st sitting of…

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Senate Passes Opposition-Amended FATF Related Bills

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, July 30, 2020:  The Senate passed two Financial Action Task Force (FATF) related bills after incorporating amendments proposed by opposition in the meeting of Standing Committee on Law and Justice on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the…

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Senate Takes up Entire Agenda, Refers FATF Related Bills to Committee

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2020: The Senate transacted its entire agenda on Wednesday and referred two Financial Action Task Force (FATF) related bills to the Standing Committee on Law and Justice for deliberation, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the eighth sitting of the…

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Disregard for Official Prices Continues Unabated Before Eid

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2020: With Eid-ul-Azha around the corner, traders fleeced customers shopping for everyday commodities in most parts of the country in complete disregard of the officially notified prices, says the 13th Weekly Price Monitor issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The official prices of mutton, beef, and chicken lacked enforcement in…

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Experts Suggest Strengthening Universities’ Role in Combating Intolerance on Campuses

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2020: Experts at a virtual conference on ensuring peaceful and tolerant campuses in Pakistan suggested adopting a top-down approach instead of only focusing on students. The speakers pointed out that intolerance was tackled incorrectly, especially in Pakistan, and said that the university management and faculties should themselves display tolerance to reinforce positive…

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NA Passes Two Bills amid Govt-Opposition Heated Debate

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2020:  The National Assembly (NA) on Wednesday passed two government bills despite exchange of heated debate between the government and opposition benches. The Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2020 sailed through the lower house of the parliament to help fulfill international obligations against terror financing, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)…

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