NA Passes Four Govt. Bills, Refers Five Legislative Proposals to Committees

ISLAMABAD, March 9, 2020: The National Assembly passed four government bills and referred five other legislative proposals to the relevant Standing Committees on Monday, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during the first sitting of the 20th session: Members’ Participation 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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KP Assembly Initiates Legislation on Water Resources

ISLAMABAD, March 2, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa held first reading of a government bill that seeks to manage and regulate the water resources in the province, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during sixth sitting of the 11th session: Members’…

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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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Balochistan Assembly Prorogued Amid Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, February 27, 2020: The Balochistan Assembly left its entire agenda unaddressed on Thursday and was prorogued sine die over lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth (last) sitting of the 20th session:  Members’ Participation The House met for…

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