Senate Discusses US President’s Remarks about Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, August 23, 2017: The Senate on Wednesday discussed US President’s new strategy for South Asia as well as Afghanistan and also his remarks about Pakistan, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of 266th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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Senate Passes Right of Access to Information Bill 2017

ISLAMABAD, August 22, 2017: The Senate passed two government bills on Tuesday including the Right of Access to Information Bill 2017, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of 266th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and 25 minutes.…

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Senate Passes Two Bills, Refers 21 to Committees

ISLAMABAD, August 21, 2017: The Senate on Monday passed two private members’ bills and referred 21 other legislative proposals to the relevant Standing Committees after their introduction on floor of the House, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. The newly-elected PML-N and PPPP lawmakers took oath of the membership. Following…

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Requisitioned Senate Session Discusses Corruption and Accountability

ISLAMABAD, August 9, 2017: The Senate held a discussion on a Motion under Rule 218 regarding corruption and accountability on Wednesday during the first sitting of the session requisitioned by the opposition, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. The newly-elected PML-N lawmaker from Balochistan took oath of the membership. Following…

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Requisitioned Senate Session Debates Important National Issues

84% of Senate time consumed in debates Senators express divergent views on JIT Report ISLAMABAD, July 21, 2017: The House of Federation discussed important national issues during 264th requisitioned session and paid tributes to one of their colleagues who passed away last month, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Session Report on…

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Senate Discusses JIT Report on Panama Papers Case

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, July 20, 2017: The Senate on Thursday held debate on the motion under Rule 218 regarding the report of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) constituted on Panama Papers case and the propaganda against national institutions, including Supreme Court of Pakistan, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are…

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Parliament Must Complete Tenure, Enact Stringent Anti-Corruption Laws

ISLAMABAD, July 20, 2017:  While Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) notes that accountability of the incumbent Prime Minister by the Supreme Court of Pakistan will strengthen public trust in democracy, it calls for across the board accountability to purge the state and politics from corruption.

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Senate Discusses Misuse of Electronic Crimes Act

ISLAMABAD, July 19, 2017: The Senate on Wednesday discussed a motion under Rule 218 regarding threat to freedom of expression due to misuse of the Electronic Crimes Act, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 3rd sitting of Senate’s 264th session: Members’ Participation…

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Senate Discusses US Committee’s Threat to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, July 18, 2017: The Senate on Tuesday held discussion on the clubbed motions regarding the statement of US Armed Service Committee’s Chairman in Kabul against Pakistan and the ToRs of former Army Chief, who is heading the Riyadh-based Military Alliance, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key…

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