GBA-3 Election Records a Low Incidence of Irregularities, High Turnout

ISLAMABAD, November 23, 2020:  Around two-thirds of registered voters for GBA-3 Gilgit-III came out to vote in a peaceful election held a week after the region elected its representatives for Gilgit-Baltistan Assembly (GBA) elsewhere. Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) observers reported a low incidence of irregularities in the constituency’s election compared to general elections,…

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Punjab Assembly Fails to Transact Agenda due to Opposition’s Protest

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, November 11, 2020: The Punjab Assembly could not address its agenda on Wednesday due to the protest by opposition lawmakers who were agitating against the reply of Minister for Law regarding demands of farmers, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House…

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Punjab PA Skips Private Members’ Agenda, Condemns Views of French President

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab skipped entire Private Members’ business on Tuesday and adopted a supplementary resolution to condemn hateful comments of French President Emmanuel Macron about Islam, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daly Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of…

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Punjab Assembly Approves Rules to Constitute Committee on Law Reforms

ISLAMABAD, November 9, 2020: The Punjab Assembly left most of its agenda unaddressed on Monday but approved 15 amendments to the Assembly’s Rules of Procedure including insertion of new rules to form Committee on Law Reforms, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings…

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FAFEN Observation and Assessment of Nominations and Candidates in GB Elections

Dear All, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has launched its third pre-election update on Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) elections on Monday. This update is based upon observation of the nomination and scrutiny process and the candidacy dynamics from a gender-specific lens. The update titled as “Women in Elections: Observation and Assessment of Nominations and Candidates” is…

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Women in Elections: Analysis of Registered Voters in Gilgit-Baltistan

Dear All, Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) launched its second pre-election update on Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) elections. This update titled as Women in Elections: Analysis of voters registered for GB Elections. The update provides an in-depth gender analysis of voters registered for GB elections on November 15, 2020. This update offers a comparative review of the…

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TDEA Launches Tech Forum for Efficient Use of Technology in Elections

ISLAMABAD, November 05, 2020: The Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA) launched its Technology for Efficient and Effective Elections (T3E) initiative on Thursday, where the technological experts will deliberate technical solutions for improving elections in Pakistan. The forum reflects TDEA’s strategic initiative for engaging tech-industry leaders to optimize efficiency and transparency of electoral process—pre-requisites…

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Balochistan Assembly Leaves Most of the Agenda Unaddressed

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, October 29, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan was prorogued on Thursday leaving 73 percent of the agenda unaddressed due to an early adjournment of the sitting after identification of quorum, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of the…

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