Senate Begins Discussion on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 29, 2017: The House of Federation began discussion on the Finance Bill 2017 and transacted the entire business appearing on the Orders of the Day on Monday, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of second sitting of 263rd session: Members’ Participation The Senate…

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Finance Bill Presented in Senate

ISLAMABAD, May 26, 2017: The Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization presented a copy of the Finance Bill 2017 in Senate on Friday, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of proceedings of first sitting of 263rd session: Members’ Participation The…

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Three-Sitting Session Passes Six Bills, Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 16, 2017: The Upper House of Parliament passed six government bills and adopted three resolutions during opposition-requisitioned 262nd session held between May 11, 2017 and May 15, 2017. The requisitioned session held discussion on various issues including lynching of Mashal Khan; disallowing leaders of a political party from holding of Press Conference at…

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Senate Passes Six Bills, Refers RTI Bill to Committee

ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2017: The Senate session was prorogued on Monday after passing six government bills and referring the Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017 to the standing committee, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during third and last sitting of the Senate’s 262nd session requisitioned by…

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Senate Discusses Panama Leaks Investigation, Mastung Attack

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2017: The Senate held discussion on the Prime Minister’s businesses and ongoing investigation in Panama Leaks issue and condemned the attack on its Deputy Chairman in Mastung on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of the Senate’s 262nd session requisitioned by…

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Senate Takes Up Mardan Lynching, Dawn Leaks Issues

ISLAMABAD, May 11, 2017: The Senate held discussion on the lynching of university student Mashal Khan and Dawn Leaks, besides taking up the issue of barring a political party from using Press Information Department for holding press conference, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during…

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Senate Fails to Address Legislative Business amid Protest

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2017: The Chairman prorogued the Senate session sine die without taking up any legislative business on Friday, as the Senators belonging to the opposition parties agitated against the Prime Minister by standing up and thumping their desks in protest, observes Free and Fair Election Network. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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Senate Discusses Auto-parts Import, Tethyan Case

ISLAMABAD, April 20, 2017: The Senate discussed the issues of reassembling of imported auto-parts and decision of an arbitration forum on Tethyan Company’s claims against Government of Pakistan, observes Free and Fair Election Network on Thursday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during ninth sitting of Senate’s 261st session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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Senate Defers CAN due to Ministerial Absence; Passes One Bill

ISLAMABAD, April 19, 2017: The Senate passed one bill and deferred a Calling Attention Notice (CAN) due to ministerial absence in the House on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during eighth sitting of Senate’s 261st session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for two…

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Senate Discusses Impact of Price Hike on the Poor

ISLAMABAD, April 18, 2017: The Senate discussed an Adjournment Motion on Tuesday regarding recent hike in prices of basic food items and its impact on the poor, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during seventh sitting of Senate’s 261st session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met…

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