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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Low Attendance Persists in Senate

ISLAMABAD, October 7, 2015: Low attendance persisted in third sitting of the ongoing 120th session  of the Senate on Wednesday as only six (5%) lawmakers were present at the outset and 34 (33%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. An adjournment motion (AM) regarding inefficiency…

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Senate Passes Two Bills amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, October 6, 2015: The Senate passed two bills amid low attendance of lawmakers during the second sitting of its 120th session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House witnessed low attendance with only 18 (17%) legislators present at the start and 28 (27%) at the time of sitting’s adjournment.…

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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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