Senate Concludes Debate on Situation after COVID-19

ISLAMABAD, May 14, 2020: The requisitioned Session of Senate was prorogued on Thursday after two days debate on measures to tackle COVID-19, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of the second & last sitting of 298th session requisitioned by the opposition lawmakers: Members’…

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Senate Discusses COVID-19 Impacts, Course of Action against Pandemic

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2020: The Senate clubbed five motions to discuss situation arising out of the coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan, the government’s response and its policy to tackle this daunting challenge, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of the first…

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Political Consensus on COVID-19 Response Fundamental at this Hour: FAFEN

ISLAMABAD, April 02, 2020: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) urges the government and opposition parties to steer the country through the most critical health and economic crises of our times by working in unison and building consensus on decisions. Public representatives should unite not only to formulate a comprehensive and sound response to the…

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COVID-19: FAFEN Urges Immediate Reconvening of Parliament, Provincial Assemblies

Seven of Worst-Hit Countries have their Parliaments in Session to handle Pandemic ISLAMABAD, March 24, 2020: The Parliament and the provincial assemblies should take center stage in order to forge political consensus and provide leadership to the executive in shaping Pakistan’s response to the multifaceted challenges posed by the rising spread of COVID-19 in the…

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Women MPs Remain Proactive, Assertive in Performing their Parliamentary Roles

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2020: Women parliamentarians continued to be proactive and assertive in their legislative, representative and oversight functions during the past year. Despite being only one-fifth of the current parliament, women sponsored more than one-third of the business, effectively raising citizens’ voices and public interest issues, reveals a report released by the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability- Free and Fair Election Network (TDEA-FAFEN) on the eve of International Women’s Day.

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Senate Passes Zainab Alert Bill, Pays Tribute to Women in Nation Building

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, March 4, 2020:  The Senate passed the Zainab Alert, Response and Recovery Bill, 2020 and referred two other government bills to the relevant Standing Committees, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Wednesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of the second sitting of 297th session:  Members’…

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Senate Transacts Entire Agenda, Debates Report on Wheat Crisis

ISLAMABAD, March 3, 2020:  The Senate transacted its entire agenda on Tuesday and debated the report of Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research regarding the issue of wheat and flour crisis in the country, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of…

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Senate Session Prorogued after Debate on Internal and External Matters

ISLAMABAD, March 2, 2020:  The requisitioned session of Senate concluded on Monday after debate on clubbed motions related to internal and external matters of the country, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of the second sitting of 296th session requisitioned by the opposition…

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Requisitioned Senate Session Discusses Internal and External Issues

ISLAMABAD, February 28, 2020: The Senate clubbed six motions to discuss political issues, situation in Occupied Kashmir, energy shortfall, price hike, crime against children and matters related to parliamentary affairs, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of the first sitting…

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Senate Session Prorogued amid Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, February 17, 2020: The Senate’s 295th session was prorogued sine die on Monday due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 23rd sitting of the 295th session: Members’ Participation The House met for an hour and 34 minutes. The sitting…

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