Senate Elects Chairman, Deputy Chairman

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2015: The Senate elected its Chairman and Deputy Chairman as 48 senators took oath during the first sitting of the 113th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 21 minutes behind the schedule with 65 members present at the start and 98 at the time of…

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Points of Order Consume Half of Senate’s 112th Session

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2015: The last session of the Senate’s 12th parliamentary year witnessed half of the proceedings’ time being consumed by points of order (POs) which was otherwise allocated for regular agenda, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday. The session – comprising four sittings – started on March 6 and ended…

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POs Consume 85% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2015: The Senate took up its entire agenda during the last sitting of its 112th session on Wednesday. However, nearly 85% of the sitting was consumed by points of order (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 51 minutes behind the schedule with 21 members (20%) present at…

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Balochistan PA Winds Up Debate on Law and Order

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly winded up debate on law and order during 7th sitting of its ongoing 16th session on Tuesday and passed a resolution to carry out necessary legislation for printing and publication of laws from private persons, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting…

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Senate: POs Consume 72% of Proceedings’ Time

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2015: The Senate completed 93% of the agenda while consuming 72% of the sitting time on points of order (POs) during 3rd sitting of the 112th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House unanimously passed two resolutions. In the first one, tributes were…

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Balochistan Assembly Discusses Law and Order

ISLAMABAD, March 09, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly discussed law and order in the province during the 6th sitting of its ongoing 16th session and passed a bill relating to printing and recording of the Holy Quran amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting started…

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Senate Adopts Five Resolutions, Passes Two Bills

ISLAMABAD, March 09, 2015: The second sitting of the Senate’s 112th session passed two private bills and adopted five resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Starting 34 minutes behind the schedule, the sitting saw the presence of 17 senators (16%) at the…

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Punjab Assembly: Last Sitting Concludes due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, March 09, 2015: The last sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 12th session concluded due to lack of quorum on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 75 minutes behind the schedule with 20 lawmakers (5%) present at the start and 40 (11%) at the time of adjournment. The Leader of the…

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Balochistan Assembly for Shifting Sui Southern Office to Quetta

ISLAMABAD, March 6, 2015: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a resolution on Friday during the 5th sitting of its ongoing 16th session for shifting the head offices of Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) from Karachi to Quetta, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting started 68 minutes behind the schedule…

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Senate Leaves over 60% Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, March 6, 2015: The Upper House of the Parliament left 64 per cent of the agenda unaddressed during the first sitting of its 112th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Fifteen Senators (14%) were present at the start of the sitting and 28 (27%) at the…

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