Senate Adopts Recommendations on Supplementary Finance Bill, 2018

ISLAMABAD, October 1, 2018: The Senate on Monday adopted 27 recommendations on the Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill, 2018 as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of 7th sitting of 282nd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met…

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Senate Sitting Adjourned due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, September 28, 2018: The Senate continued debate on the Supplementary Budget and was adjourned due to lack of quorum on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during the 6th sitting of 282nd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours. The sitting started…

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Debate on Supplementary Budget Consumes Major Part of Senate Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, September 26, 2018: The Senate consumed major part of its proceedings in debate on the Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill 2018 on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of fifth sitting of 282nd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours and…

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Senate Transacts Entire Agenda, Discusses Supplementary Budget

ISLAMABAD, September 25, 2018: The Senate on Tuesday transacted the entire business and discussed the Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill 2018, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of fourth sitting of 282nd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and 55 minutes while…

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Senate Discusses Report on Circular Debt, Supplementary Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, September 24, 2018: The Senate on Monday discussed the Finance Supplementary (Amendment) Bill 2018 and a report on the Circular Debt, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of third sitting of 282nd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and…

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Senate Skips Discussion on Supplementary Budget

ISLAMABAD, September 19, 2018: The Senate took up its entire agenda except the discussion on supplementary finance bill amidst lack of quorum, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during the second sitting of 282nd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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Senate Passes Two Bills, Discusses Political and Economic Issues

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2018: The Senate passed two government bills on Tuesday while the Chairman directed the Standing Committee on Interior to probe the incident of violence against an election candidate in Balochistan, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during the…

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President Addresses Joint Session of Parliament

ISLAMABAD, September 17, 2018: The newly elected President of Pakistan Dr. Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi on Monday addressed both Houses of the Parliament assembled together on the beginning of the first parliamentary year of the National Assembly, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

The sitting started 15 minutes behind the schedule, lasting 40 minutes during which the President spoke on national issues for 24 minutes. The Presidential Address is mandatory under the Constitution at the start of each parliamentary year. Read More >>

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Senate Leaves 40 Percent Agenda Unaddressed during 281st Session

ISLAMABAD, September 5, 2018: The House of Federation did not address 40% of its scheduled business during 281st session. The House witnessed change in its leadership following the formation of PTI-led new government at the federal level. Senator Shibli Faraz of the ruling party was notified as the Leader of the House while Senator Raja Zafar-ul-Haq of PML-N became the Leader of the Opposition.

The House considered 35 (59%) of 59 agenda items appearing on Orders of the Day set for six-sitting session. Of the remaining agenda, 23 items were never taken up while one was dropped due to absence of the concerned lawmaker. Most of the left-over agenda belonged to private lawmakers set for consideration on private members’ day (Monday). Read More >>

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Parliament, Provincial Assemblies Elect 13th President

ISLAMABAD, September 4, 2018: The federal and provincial lawmakers voted to elect the 13th President of Pakistan on Tuesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Factsheet. The election took place at the meetings of the Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) and the four provincial assemblies under the Article 41 (4) and the procedure provided in the…

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