Senate Session Ends without Taking up Constitutional Amendment

Upper House Adopts Five Resolutions Before Being Prorogued ISLAMABAD, November 27, 2017: The Senate adopted five resolutions on Monday but could not take up the constitutional amendment bill on reallocation of National Assembly seats due to low attendance of lawmakers, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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Senate Discusses Free Trade Agreements with China

ISLAMABAD, November 24, 2017: The Senate debated an Adjournment Motion on Friday regarding the implications of the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) signed with China, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of the 270th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two…

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Senate Debates Increase in Petroleum Prices

ISLAMABAD, November 22, 2017: The Senate held a discussion on an Adjournment Motion regarding recent increase in the prices of the petroleum products, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet on Wednesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of third sitting of 270th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two…

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Senate Fails to Take up Constitutional Amendment Bill due to Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2017: The Senate on Monday did not consider the constitutional amendment regarding reallocation of the National Assembly’s seats among federating units due to low attendance of lawmakers, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet Following are key observations of the proceedings of second sitting of 270th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met…

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Senate Approves Amendment in Elections Act, 2017

ISLAMABAD, November 17, 2017: The Senate passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2017 that seeks to insert a new clause in the Elections Act, 2017 regarding status of Ahmadis, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its DailyFactsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of first sitting of 270th session: Members’ Participation The…

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269th Senate Session: Six Bills, 16 Resolutions Passed

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2017: The Senate passed six legislative bills and adopted 16 resolutions during the 269th session that continued between October 23, 2017 and November 10, 2017. The session comprising 15 sittings was the longest session of the ongoing (15th) parliamentary year of the Senate. With an average of 12% Senators present at the…

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Senate Prorogued Amidst Ministerial Absence

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2017: The Chairman of the Senate announced prorogation of the 269th session on Friday without taking up the scheduled business due to absence of the concerned ministers, observes Free and Fair Election Network in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 15th sitting of Senate’s 269th session:  Members’ Participation The…

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Senate Pays Tribute to Allama Iqbal

ISLAMABAD, November 9, 2017: The Senate on Thursday held debate to pay tribute to national poet and philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal on eve of his 140th birth anniversary, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 14th sitting of the Senate’s 269th session: Members’ Participation…

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Senate Discusses Reservations over Census Exercise

ISLAMABAD, November 8, 2017: The Senate, on Wednesday, held discussion over the reservations expressed by various quarters on the conduct of recently-held population and houses census in the country, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 13th sitting of the Senate’s 269th session:…

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Senate Transacts Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, November 7, 2017: The Senate on Tuesday took up the entire agenda appearing on Orders of the Day and debated power of the State Institutions, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during twelfth sitting of 269th session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for four hours and…

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