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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Low Attendance Persists as Senate Debates Flood Damages

ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2015: The Senate discussed an Adjournment Motion regarding the loss of lives and properties due to recent flood in various parts of the country during the eighth sitting of its ongoing 118th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Thirteen lawmakers – six from PPPP, three from PML-N, two from PkMAP…

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Senate: Two Bills Passed amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 11, 2015: Seventh sitting of the Senate’s ongoing 118th session witnessed the passage of two bills amid low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at 1533 hours against the scheduled time of 1530 hours with 10 (9%) lawmakers present at the start and 38…

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Senate Sitting Adopts Two Resolutions amidst Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 10, 2015: The Senate adopted two resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers during sixth sitting of its ongoing session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Sponsored by PkMAP lawmakers, the House adopted a resolution condemning the vacation of slum area (Katchi Abadi) in Sector I-11, Islamabad.…

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Low Attendance Persists in Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, August 7, 2015: Low attendance persisted in the fifth sitting of the ongoing session  of Upper House on Friday as only 13 (12%) lawmakers were present at the outset and 38 (37%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House admitted an Adjournment Motion…

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