Senate: Seven bills passed during the 117th session

ISLAMABAD, July 11, 2015: Seven bills were and passed and two resolutions adopted while the House continued to witness low attendance of the lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session spanning over five sittings started on July 6 and was prorogued sine die on July 10, lasting a total of 15 hours and…

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Senate Leaves over 50% Agenda Unaddressed

Session Prorogued Sine Die ISLAMABAD, July 10, 2015: The Upper House of the Parliament left 52% of its agenda unaddressed on Friday during last sitting of its 117th session as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at 1005 hours against its scheduled…

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Senate Passes Islamabad Capital Territory LG Bill 2015

ISLAMABAD, July 9, 2015: The Senate passed four bills, including the Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Bill, 2015 during the fourth sitting of its ongoing 117th session on Thursday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The House passed a motion with majority vote to immediately consider the Islamabad Capital…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, July 8, 2015: The third sitting of the ongoing 117th Senate session witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Wednesday as fifteen senators (14%) were present at the start of the sitting and 38 (37%) at the time of adjournment, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Chair admitted an adjournment motion moved…

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Senate Passes Two Bills amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, July 7, 2015: The Senate passed two bills amid low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday during 2nd sitting of the 117th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started at 1305 hours against the scheduled time of 1300 hours with 17 (16%) lawmakers present at the start…

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Senate adopts eight amendments in the rules of procedure

ISLAMABAD, July 6, 2015: The Senate adopted proposed amendments in rules 9, 79, 158, 166, 182 and 277 and inserted new rules 162A and 262A in Senate’s Rules of Procedures during the first sitting of the 117th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at the scheduled time with…

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Active Participation of Female MPs in Sindh PA Budget Session

ISLAMABAD, July 1, 2015: The 20th session of the Sindh Assembly witnessed active participation of female lawmakers during the budget debate that concluded with the passage of Finance Bill, 2015, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Session Report. Overall, the session (June 13 – June 25) was marked by low interest of…

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Balochistan PA: 58% MPs remain inactive during budget debate

ISLAMABAD, June 29, 2015: The 19th session of the Balochistan Assembly was marked by passage of the Finance Bill, 2015 and low interest of lawmakers in the budget debate, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Thirty-eight out of the total 65 lawmakers did not contribute to the budget debate. Six of them were female…

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NA Budget Session Marked by Low Attendance, Multiple Walkouts

Prime Minister attends 5% of the session 161 lawmakers participate in budget debate ISLAMABAD, June 26, 2015: The 23rd session of the National Assembly was marked by the passage of the Finance Bill 2015 and adoption of three resolutions, including one to extend the Pakistan Army (Amendment) Ordinance 2015 for 120 days, amid multiple walkouts…

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