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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Balochistan Assembly Witnesses Low Interest of Lawmakers during 18th Session

ISLAMABAD, December 27, 2019: The 18th session of the Balochistan Assembly witnessed low attendance and less interest of the lawmakers in the parliamentary proceedings as three out of four sittings were adjourned due to lack of quorum without addressing most of the scheduled agenda, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session, comprising four sittings, started on December 17, 2019, and…

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Sindh Assembly Transacts One-Third Agenda during 6th Session

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2019: The Provincial Assembly of Sindh addressed almost one-third of its scheduled business during sixth session comprising 38 sittings that continued between September 13, 2019, and December 20, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) 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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