National Assembly: 59% Lawmakers Contribute to Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly witnessed participation of 59% lawmakers in the debate on Finance Bill, 2020 during budget session held between June 5 and June 30, 2020, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its session report. Read more

Weak Enforcement Leads to Overpricing of Wheat and Sugar

ISLAMABAD, July 01, 2020: More than half of the markets in Punjab, Sindh, and Balochistan sold wheat flour and sugar at higher prices than those officially notified as people struggled to access the official price lists of everyday commodities in a majority of the markets in Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Sindh.

Lax Enforcement Prompts Increase in Prices of Flour, Chicken, and Meat

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2020: As the financial year 2019-2020 headed for a close, market prices of essential commodities, including wheat flour, chicken, and meat...

Consumers Hit Hard by Official Indifference to Soaring Prices

ISLAMABAD, June 17, 2020: A weak monitoring system and lax attitude towards irregular pricing hit the consumers hard as the authorities did not regulate...

37 Percent Increase in Chicken Market Prices Recorded over Past Five Weeks

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2020: The prices of essential commodities including wheat flour, chicken, and meat remained increasingly unstable in various parts of the country...

Punjab Assembly Meets to Discuss Strategy against COVID-19, Addresses 27% Agenda

ISLAMABAD, May 13, 2020: The Provincial Assembly of Punjab met after a gap of around two months to discuss strategy of provincial government against coronavirus...

TDEA’s Paper: Engaging Civil Society Organizations in the COVID-19 Pandemic – Responses and Challenges

ISLAMABAD, May 06, 2020: TDEA’s paper explores the role of civil society organizations (CSOs) in Pakistan in responding to the largest public health emergency...

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,...

Punjab Assembly Leaves 68% Agenda Unaddressed during 20th session

ISLAMABAD, March 14, 2020: The Punjab Assembly left 68 percent of its scheduled business unaddressed during its 20th session that continued between March 9, 2020, and March 13, 2020, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its session report.

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...

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