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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Senate Commemorates its Founding Day

ISLAMABAD, August 6, 2015: The Senate held special discussion on Thursday to commemorate its 42nd founding day, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The Senate of Pakistan was constituted after the promulgation of the 1973 Constitution which was bicameral in nature. Khan Habibullah Khan was appointed as the first Chairman…

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Low Attendance Senate Sitting Debates Demolition of I-11 Slum

ISLAMABAD, August 5, 2015: The Senate on Wednesday discussed an adjournment regarding demolition of slum area in sector I-11 Islamabad amid low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting started at 1502 hours against the scheduled time of 1500 hours with sixteen (15%) lawmakers present the…

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Senate Passes Four Bills amidst Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 4, 2015: The Upper House of the Parliament passed four bills to regulate the national economy, as it continued to face low attendance during the second sitting on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting started at the scheduled time of 1500 hours and lasted four…

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Senate: Bill to Protect Women Withdrawn during Low Attendance Sitting

ISLAMABAD, August 3, 2015: The first sitting of the Senate’s 118th session was marked by the withdrawal of the Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace (Amendment) Bill 2014 while the House continued to witness low attendance, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at the scheduled time with 10 (10%)…

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