Sindh Assembly passes two bills, concludes pre-budget debate

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2021: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh passed two government bills and concluded pre-budget discussion, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during the ninth sitting of the 20th session: Members’ Participation The House met for four…

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Punjab Assembly Defers Question Hour due to Ministerial Absence

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2021: The Punjab Assembly consumed major part of the proceeding in points of order and deferred question hour due to absence of relevant minister, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the fourth sitting of…

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Around 53% Turnout, Low Incidence of Electoral Irregularities Mark PP-84 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2021: Despite hot weather and COVID-19 associated challenges, the PP-84 Khushab-III by-election on Wednesday, May 5 witnessed improved election management and an encouraging turnout (52.99 percent) with low incidence of procedural violations. As many as 155,089 registered voters – 86,178 (55.56 percent) men and 68,911 (50.09 percent) women – exercised their right…

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Punjab PA transacts one third agenda, adopts two resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 6, 2021: The Punjab Assembly transacted one third agenda and adopted two private members’ resolutions on Thursday, 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 31st session: Members’ Participation The House met for two hours and…

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Eleven lawmakers participate in pre-budget debate

ISLAMABAD, May 6, 2021: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh continued pre-budget discussion amid opposition’s protest as well as walkout and eleven lawmakers participated in debate on it, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Thursday. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during the eighth sitting of the…

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Punjab Assembly transacts entire agenda

ISLAMABAD, May 5, 2021: The Punjab Assembly transacted entire agenda amid absence of the leaders of the House and the opposition on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the second sitting of the 31st session: Members’ Participation The House met for…

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Punjab PA passes eight government bills, extends 19 ordinances

ISLAMABAD, May 4, 2021: The Punjab Assembly passed eight government bills and adopted 19 resolutions to extend as many ordinances for a further period of 90 days, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Tuesday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the first sitting of the 31st session:…

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Sindh Assembly continues pre-budget debate amid protest and walkout

ISLAMABAD, May 3, 2021: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh continued pre-budget discussion amid opposition’s protest as well as walkout and nine lawmakers participated in debate on it, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during the seventh sitting of the…

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FAFEN Emphasizes Short-Term Strategic Approach to Deal with Pandemic Governance

Releases Sixth Report on Monitoring and Assessment of the Government’s COVID-19 Response ISLAMABAD, May 2, 2021: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has stressed upon short-term strategic approach to cover the gaps, especially in setting up a structural platform that establishes close coordination at various tiers of government, a robust legislative engagement, and oversight that…

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Low Voter Turnout Marks NA-249 By-Election

ISLAMABAD, May 01, 2021: The NA-249 Karachi West-II by-election on April 29 saw a substantial decline in voter turnout, mainly due to the hot weather and Ramzan. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) ensured strict compliance to the COVID-19 standard operating procedures. Despite a competitive campaign, the poll recorded a turnout of 21.6 percent of…

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