Senate Passes the Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2018

ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2018: The Senate was prorogued sine die on Friday after passing the Election (Amendment) Bill, 2018, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings of the fifth and last sitting of 284th session: Members’ Participation The House met for two hours and 32…

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Federal Minister for Information Barred from Senate

ISLAMABAD, November 15, 2018: The Chairman Senate, on Thursday, barred the Federal Minister for Information from attending the Upper House proceedings for rest of the ongoing session, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings of the fourth sitting of 284th session: Members’ Participation The House…

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Senate Takes Up Most of Agenda

ISLAMABAD, November 14, 2018: The Senate addressed most of its scheduled business on Wednesday amidst opposition’s walkout against remarks of Minister for Information, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings of the third sitting of 284th session: Members’ Participation The House met for two hours…

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Senate Refers 13 Private Members’ Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, November 12, 2018: The Senate witnessed presentation of 13 private members’ bill on Monday and all of them were referred to the relevant Standing Committees, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of the second sitting of 284th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met…

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Senate Pays Tribute to Dr. Allama M. Iqbal; Takes up Most of its Agenda

ISLAMABAD, November 9, 2018: The Senate took up most of its agenda on Friday and paid tribute to the national poet and philosopher, Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, on his 141st birth anniversary, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of the first sitting of…

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Requisitioned Senate Session Prorogued without Completing Debate on Agenda

ISLAMABAD, November 8, 2018: The requisitioned session of the Senate was prorogued sine die on Thursday without completing the debate on the agenda due to lack of quorum, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of third and last sitting of 283rd session: Members’…

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Minister Gives Policy Statement on Foreign Affairs Issues in Senate

ISLAMABAD, November 7, 2018: The House of Federation on Wednesday discussed the foreign and economic policies of the government through motions under Rule 218, while the Foreign Minister gave Policy Statement on the issue, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of second sitting of…

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Senate Discusses Situation Arising Out of Recent Violent Protests

ISLAMABAD, November 6, 2018: The requisitioned session of the Senate on Tuesday discussed the recent violent protests held across the country in the wake of Supreme Court’s verdict in favour of a Christian lady who was serving the death sentence in a blasphemy case, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following…

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Senate Addresses Three Quarters Agenda during 282nd Session

ISLAMABAD, October 10, 2018: The Upper House of Parliament addressed almost three quarters of its scheduled business during its 282ndsession and consumed almost 20 percent of the proceedings in debating the supplementary budget for the year 2018-19. The agenda for 11-sitting session, held between September 18 to October 10, 2018, comprised of 83 interventions, of which 61 (73%) were…

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Senate Defers Debate on Excessive Use of Antibiotics; Discusses Economic and Political Issues

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, October 10, 2018: The Senate on Wednesday deferred debate on an adjournment motion regarding excessive use of antibiotics for the third time and discussed economic and political affairs in the country, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 11th (last) sitting of the 282nd session: Members’ Participation…

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