Seven Senators Participate in Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, May 4, 2018: The Senate continued debate on Finance Bill, 2018 and seven lawmakers participated in it consuming 60 percent of the proceedings, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of 5th sitting of 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two…

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Senate Continues Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 3, 2018: The House of Federation continued debate on a motion to make recommendations to the National Assembly on Finance Bill, 2018, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Thursday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of 4th sitting of 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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Opposition Walks Out from Senate against Ministerial Absence

ISLAMABAD, May 2, 2018: The Opposition walked out from the Senate proceedings on Wednesday to protest against the absence of Federal and State Ministers for Finance during budget debate,  says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of 3rd sitting of 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours and…

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Senate Starts Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, April 30, 2018: The Senate began discussion on the Finance Bill 2018 on Monday and adopted a motion to elect members of the Senate Bodies, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of second sitting of 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate…

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Finance Bill Presented in Senate

ISLAMABAD, April 27, 2018:  Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs presented a copy of the Finance Bill 2018 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 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for 56…

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Senate Passes Bill to Extend SC and PHC Jurisdiction to FATA

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, April 13, 2018: The Senate, on Friday, passed a bill seeking to extend the jurisdiction of Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court (PHC) to Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA), observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fifth (last) sitting of…

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Opposition Walks Out from Senate against Tax-Amnesty Ordinances

ISLAMABAD, April 12, 2018: The Opposition walked out from the Senate proceedings on Thursday to protest against the presentation of the ordinances promulgated to give effect to tax amnesty scheme announced by the Prime Minister last week, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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Senate Condemns Attack on Afghan Seminary, Refers Six Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, April 11, 2018: The Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution to condemn airstrikes on a religious seminary in Kunduz in Afghanistan and also referred six government bills to relevant committees after their introduction, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the third sitting…

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Senate Observes the Constitution Day

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2018: The Senate observed its Constitution Day on Tuesday and discussed the theme on “Enhancement of Role and Powers of Senate of Pakistan; to protect the rights of the Federating Units”, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second…

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Senate Adopts Four Resolutions; Refers One Bill to Committee

ISLAMABAD, April 9, 2018: The Senate on Monday adopted four resolutions and referred a private member’s bill to the relevant committee for review, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first sitting of 276th session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for four hours and…

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