NA Passes Zainab Alert Bill, Leaves 65% Agenda Unaddressed During 20th Session

124 Lawmakers Participate in the Proceedings Session Cut Short by a Week due to Concerns over Coronavirus ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2020: The National Assembly passed bill for swift action on child abuse cases and left 65 percent of its scheduled business unaddressed during its 20th session that continued between March 9, 2020 and March 13, 2020, observes Free…

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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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National Assembly Addresses 46% Agenda During 18th Session

ISLAMABAD, January 16, 2020: The National Assembly addressed 46 percent of its scheduled business during its 18th session that continued between January 1 and January 15, 2020. FAFEN observed low participation of lawmakers as more than fifty percent (176 out of 342) lawmakers did not participate in the proceedings. The House passed 13 government bills including three legislative proposals to amend the procedures for appointment and extension of armed forces’ chiefs and the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its session report.

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Balochistan Assembly Addresses Entire Agenda during 17th Session

31 percent lawmakers contribute to the Assembly Business ISLAMABAD, November 22, 2019: The Provincial Assembly of Balochistan addressed the entire scheduled agenda during its 17th session that continued between November 12 and November 21, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Session Report. The session’s agenda comprised ten resolutions, four legislative proposals,…

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NA Addresses 23% Scheduled Agenda During 16th Session

ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2019: The National Assembly addressed 23 percent of its scheduled business during its 16th session that continued between November 7, 2019 and November 15, 2019 observes Free and Fair Election Network in its session report. Of 342 lawmakers, 118 (35 percent) including 85 men and 33 women contributed to the proceedings of the House by sponsoring various parliamentary interventions and/or contributing in the debates.

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Requisitioned Senate Session Debates Curfew in Kashmir, Important National Issues

78% of Senate time consumed in debates ISLAMABAD, November 15, 2019: The House of Federation discussed unabated lockdown in Srinagar and various national issues including political victimization, ban on media, dissolution of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and economic situation of the country during its 294th session, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in…

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Dadu-IV By-Election Witnesses Decline in Voter Turnout

Dadu-IV By-Election Witnesses Decline in Voter Turnout

Low Incidence of Electoral Irregularities Observed ISLAMABAD, November 8, 2019: Low turnout of voters marked the peaceful by-election for Sindh Assembly constituency PS-86 Dadu-IV. Observers deployed by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) recorded a relatively lesser incidence of procedural irregularities in comparison to a recent by-election for PS-11 Larkana-II, says FAFEN’s observation report. The…

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Procedural Irregularities Persist in Low-Turnout Larkana By-Election

Procedural Irregularities Persist in Low-Turnout Larkana By-Election

ISLAMABAD, October 18, 2019: Low-turnout, peaceful by-election for the provincial constituency seat in Larkana was marked by persisting procedural irregularities and statistically improbable turnout at at least one of the booths of 30 percent of the observed polling stations, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its observation report. The report is based…

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68 Percent Lawmakers Remain Inactive During 14th NA Session

68 Percent Lawmakers Remain Inactive During 14th NA Session

11 Private Members and six Government bills introduced Parliamentary Leaders of PML and BNP-M remain absent during entire session ISLAMABAD, September 25, 2019: The National Assembly addressed 32% percent of its scheduled business during its 14th session that continued between September 13, 2019 and September 19, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its session report. Of…

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