Sindh PA Adopts Resolution to Pay Tribute to Pakistani Women

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2021: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh adopted a resolution to pay tribute to Pakistani Women on the occasion of International Women’s Day and left entire agenda except question hour unaddressed on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the…

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Women Parliamentarians Performance Report 2020-21

Female Lawmakers Sponsor 28 Percent Parliamentary Agenda during 2020-21 ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2021: Constituting only 20 percent of the Parliament, female lawmakers contributed 28 percent parliamentary agenda during 2020-2021. Their performance matched, or in some instances exceeded, the performance of their male colleagues in both agenda contribution and attendance. On average, each female MNA attended…

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Prime Minister Gets Vote of Confidence in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, March 6, 2021: Prime Minister Imran Khan got the vote of confidence in National Assembly and received 178 votes in his favor, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Saturday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first and last sitting of the 30th session:  Members’ Participation The National…

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Sindh PA Leaves Most of its Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, March 5, 2021: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh left most of its agenda unaddressed and adopted a supplementary resolution on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during fifth sitting of 18th session: Members’ Participation The Assembly met for 58 minutes.…

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Punjab Assembly Refers Five Govt. Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, March 5, 2021: The Punjab Assembly witnessed introduction of five 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 fourth sitting of the 30th session: Members’ Participation The House met…

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National Assembly Meets for Five Minutes

ISLAMABAD, March 4, 2021: The National Assembly proceeded for only five minutes on Thursday and was prorogued without taking up any agenda, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during seventh sitting of the 29th session:   Members’ Participation The National Assembly met for five minutes.…

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Transgender Community Encouraged to Register with NADRA to Avail Health Benefits

ISLAMABAD, March 3, 2021: The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) hosted an online discussion on accessible healthcare for the transgender community in Pakistan. Dr Zafar Mirza, Ex-Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Health, while leading the discussion, urged the transgender community to register with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA)…

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Lack of Compliance with SOPs: FAFEN Warns of ‘Third Wave’ of COVID-19

FAFEN demands effective and robust legislative ownership of the national response to the pandemic ISLAMABAD, March 2, 2021: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has called upon the Parliament to provide leadership and guidance in ensuring transparency and public trust in the national COVID-19 response. With a third wave of COVID-19 feared, the elected representatives…

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Punjab Assembly Passes Three Bills, Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 2, 2021: The Punjab Assembly passed three Private Members’ bills and adopted two resolutions on Tuesday, 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 30th session: Members’ Participation The House met for 39 minutes. The sitting started…

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Brawl Leads to Early Adjournment of Sindh Assembly Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 2, 2021: The Sindh Assembly was adjourned on Tuesday without taking up any agenda item except question hour due to PTI lawmakers’ brawl with their ‘disgruntled’ colleagues as well as confrontation with PPPP members over the Senate election voting issue, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are…

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