Senate Adopts Five Resolutions during its First Sitting

ISLAMABAD, October 5, 2015: Senate adopted five resolution during the first sitting of its 120th session which started right on the scheduled time, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House witnessed low attendance with only 16 (15%) legislators present at the start and 22 (21%) at the time of sitting’s…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 119th Session Report

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2015: The 119th session of Senate was marked by low attendance of lawmakers during all five sittings, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session started on September 14 and was prorogued sine die on September 18, 2015 with almost all the sittings starting on scheduled time. On average, each sitting lasted three hours and 24 minutes with 19 (18%) lawmakers present at the outset and 26 (25%) at the time of adjournment.

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Low Attendance Persists in Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2015: The Senate continued to witness low attendance as only 12 (11%) legislators were present at the start and 24 (23%) at the time of adjournment during the last sitting of its 119th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The quorum was visibly lacking during…

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Points of Order Consume Two-Fifths of Senate’s Sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2015: The Senate continued to witness thin attendance of lawmakers during its sitting on Thursday as Points of Order (POs) consumed more than two-fifths (43%) of sitting’s time, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 15 lawmakers (14%) were present at the outset and 20 (19%) at the time of adjournment.…

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Senate Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, September 16, 2015: Starting at the scheduled time, the third sitting of Senate’s ongoing 119th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum after meeting for two hours and 50 minutes, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. A PTI lawmaker pointed out the quorum at 1745 hours, following which the…

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Ministerial Absence from Senate; Chairman Issues Last Warning

ISLAMABAD, September 15, 2015: Chairman Senate, Raza Rabbani, issued fourth and last warning over the absence of relevant minister from the floor of the House, causing drop in agenda on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Chairman was about to give ruling over ministerial absence but instead issued last warning on the…

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Points of Order Consumed 65% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 14, 2015: The Senate witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Monday during the first sitting of its 119th session as major part of the sitting was consumed by Points of Order (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 28 lawmakers (27%) were present at the start of the sitting and 29…

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Senate Passed Six Bills, Adopted Four Resolutions amid Low Attendance

PM and Opposition Leader remained absent during the entire session ISLAMABAD, August 19, 2015: With an average of 13% Senators present at the start and 31% at the end of each sitting, the 118th session of Senate passed six government bills and adopted four resolutions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session comprising…

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FAFEN Welcomes Public Release of Senators Attendance Record

ISLAMABAD, 18 August 2015: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) welcomes the Senate’s latest measure to make public the attendance record of members on its website and called it a major step towards parliamentary transparency, says a FAFEN press statement. The step followed a similar measure that was taken by the National Assembly in…

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Points of Order Consume Two-Fifth of Senate’s Last Sitting

ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2015: The Senate continued to witness thin attendance of lawmakers during its last sitting on Thursday as Points of Order consumed 39% of sitting’s time, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 13 lawmakers were present at the start of the sitting and 27 at the time of adjournment. The lawmakers…

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