KP Assembly Approves 104 Billion for Six Govt. Departments

ISLAMABAD, October 23, 2018: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly voted on six Demands for Grants (DoG), approving around 104 billion rupees for various government departments, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during sixth sitting of the third session: Members’ Participation The Assembly met for…

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Punjab Assembly Condemns Hashmi’s Remarks about Military

ISLAMABAD, October 23, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab passed a resolution on Tuesday against a controversial statement by PML-N leader Nihal Hashmi about military’s role in national development, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of the third (budget)…

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Turn-out Drop, Low Incidence of Irregularities Mark By-Elections

Turn-out Drop, Low Incidence of Irregularities Mark By-Elections

ISLAMABAD, October 22, 2018: A perplexing drop in voters’ turnout characterizes an otherwise well-managed by-elections held in one national and two provincial assembly constituencies on October 21, 2018, warranting an urgent attention of political parties to address the dwindling public interest in the electoral process, which remained high only three months ago during the General Elections (GE) 2018.

Procedural irregularities such as restrictions on polling agents were observed to have increased during these by-elections, more on Karachi seats (NA-247 Karachi South-II and PS-111 Karachi South-V) than on Peshawar seat (PK-71 Peshawar VI), wherein 15 percent of observed polling stations, polling agents were seated at a place where they could not observe the polling process. In addition, the by-elections also recorded an increase in the number of ballots excluded from the count at the polling stations. Read more

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Punjab Assembly Takes up QoP against Opposition Leader

ISLAMABAD, October 22, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab on Monday took up a Question of Privilege against the Leader of the Opposition and referred it to a Special Committee, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of…

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KP Assembly Begins Voting on Demands for Grants

ISLAMABAD, October 22, 2018: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly on Monday began voting on Demands for Grants (DoG) and approved six DoGs of around 9.2 billion PKR on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during fifth sitting of the third session: Members’ Participation The Assembly…

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Finance Minister Concludes Budget Debate in KP Assembly

ISLAMABAD, October 20, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Saturday, concluded the general discussion on the budget 2018-19, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of third session: Members’ Participation The Assembly met for four hours and 29 minutes. The sitting…

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KP Assembly Continues Discussion on Budget 2018-19

ISLAMABAD, October 19, 2018: The debate on the provincial budget for the year 2018-19 continued in the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during third sitting of the third session: Members’ Participation The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly met for…

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Punjab Assembly Continues Budget Discussion Amidst Absence of PML-N Lawmakers

ISLAMABAD, October 19, 2018: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab continued the general discussion on annual budget for the year 2018-19, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of the third (budget) session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met…

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Women Workers Seek Improved Enforcement of Labour Laws in Pakistan

WAction Organises Women Workers Convention to Highlight Issues Facing by Women Workers at Workplaces ISLAMABAD, October 18, 2018: Women Action for Better Workplaces (WAction), a project of Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability (TDEA), shared the findings of its Monitoring of Workplace Report in a convention here on Thursday that speaks about the dismal situation…

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Leader of the Opposition Opens Budget Debate in KP Assembly

ISLAMABAD, October 18, 2018: The Leader of Opposition in Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa opened budget debate in the House on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of 3rd session: Members’ Participation in House Proceedings The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly met for two hours…

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