85% Questions Remain Unaddressed in Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 6, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Friday did not take up 85% questions appearing on the agenda as most of the time during question hour was consumed in answering supplementary questions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 13 legislators (12%) present at the start…

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Points of Public Importance Consume 47% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 5, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Thursday was marked by thin attendance of lawmakers and a major part of the proceeding was consumed by points of public importance, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 10 legislators (9%) present at the start and 20 (19%)…

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Low Attendance Persists in Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 4, 2015: The Senate witnessed another day of low attendance during the third sitting of its 121st session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. Only 7 (6%) legislators were present at the start and 32 (31%) at the time of adjournment of the sitting. The House discussed…

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Debate on AMs Consumes 55% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 3, 2015: The Senate witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday during the second sitting of its 121st session while the House debated two adjournment motions (AM) on LNG pricing and spurious drugs for more than half of sitting’s time, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House witnessed low attendance with…

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Chairman Senate Refuses Extension in Time for Presentation of Reports

ISLAMABAD, November 2, 2015: The Chairman Senate, with the purpose to improve the performance of Senate Standing Committees, did not allow to move a motion seeking extension in time for presentation of two reports, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet on Monday. On behalf of Chairman Standing Committee on Petroleum and…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 120th Session Report

ISLAMABAD, October 14, 2015: With an average of 9% lawmakers present at the start and 27% at the end of each sitting, the 120th session of Senate passed four government bills and adopted seven resolutions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session comprising seven sittings, started on October 5 and concluded on October 13, 2015. One sitting started on time while other started seven minutes behind the scheduled time and lasted three hour and 38 minutes on average.

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Senate Passes One Bill, Takes Up Two CANs

ISLAMABAD, October 13, 2015: Senate passed the State Bank of Pakistan (Amendment) Bill, 2015 and took up two calling attention notice (CANs) during the last sitting of 120th session on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House witnessed low attendance as only eleven (10%) lawmakers were present…

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Senate Adopts Two Resolutions amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, October 12, 2015: The Senate adopted two resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers during the second private members’ day (6th sitting) of ongoing 120th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Moved by JI lawmaker, the House adopted a resolution about increase in pension of the…

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Senate Passes National University of Medical Sciences Bill

ISLAMABAD, October 9, 2015: The Senate passed the National University of Medical Sciences Bill, 2015 during 5th sitting of the ongoing 120th session on Friday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The Minister for Defence introduced the bill which was initially opposed by the opposition lawmakers, including PPPP, ANP…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Opposition’s Walkout, Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, October 8, 2015: The fourth sitting of the ongoing 120th session of the Senate was marked by opposition’s walkout against government’s failure to repatriate pilgrims’ dead bodies from Saudi Arabia and trace those still missing in the incident, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting was adjourned due to lack of quorum…

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