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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Senate Takes up Entire Agenda, Passes Six Govt. Bills

ISLAMABAD, February 14, 2020: The Senate passed six government bills on Friday and consumed two-third of the proceedings’ time on points of public importance, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.  Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 22nd sitting of the 295th session: Members’ Participation The House met for…

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Senate Passes Two Govt. Bills, Discusses Problems of South Punjab Districts 

ISLAMABAD, February 11, 2020: The Senate passed two government bills and discussed the report regarding problems of less developed districts in South Punjab,  observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 21st sitting of the 295th session: Members’ Participation The House met for…

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Senate Adopts Three Resolutions, Passes One Private Member’s Bill

ISLAMABAD, February 10, 2020: The Senate adopted three resolutions and passed one private member’s bill on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during 20th sitting of the 295th session: Members’ Participation The House met for four hours and 20 minutes; however, the proceedings…

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