FAFEN Urges Govt to Strengthen Price Monitoring and Enforcement Mechanisms During Lockdown

ISLAMABAD, April 29, 2020: Despite no wide-scale shortage of essential commodities reported in the country, sporadic incidents of lax enforcement of officially notified prices, and unavailability of government rate lists compromises the government’s resolve to ensure basic provisions to citizens at affordable rates, says Weekly Market Monitor issued by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).…

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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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Punjab Assembly Leaves 72% Agenda Unaddressed During 18th Session

ISLAMABAD, January 30, 2020:: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab left 72% of its scheduled business unaddressed during 18th session, comprising five sittings that continued between January 23, 2020 and January 29, 2020, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report. Each sitting, on an average, commenced an hour and 40 minutes behind the…

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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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Punjab Assembly Addresses Two-Fifth Agenda during 17th Session

ISLAMABAD, December 31, 2019: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab transacted two-fifth of its scheduled business during the 17th session that continued between December 18, 2019, and December 31, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report. Each sitting, on an average, commenced an hour and 19 minutes behind the scheduled time and lasted an…

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