Senate: Seven bills passed during the 117th session

ISLAMABAD, July 11, 2015: Seven bills were and passed and two resolutions adopted while the House continued to witness low attendance of the lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session spanning over five sittings started on July 6 and was prorogued sine die on July 10, lasting a total of 15 hours and…

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Senate Leaves over 50% Agenda Unaddressed

Session Prorogued Sine Die ISLAMABAD, July 10, 2015: The Upper House of the Parliament left 52% of its agenda unaddressed on Friday during last sitting of its 117th session as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at 1005 hours against its scheduled…

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Senate Passes Islamabad Capital Territory LG Bill 2015

ISLAMABAD, July 9, 2015: The Senate passed four bills, including the Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Bill, 2015 during the fourth sitting of its ongoing 117th session on Thursday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The House passed a motion with majority vote to immediately consider the Islamabad Capital…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, July 8, 2015: The third sitting of the ongoing 117th Senate session witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Wednesday as fifteen senators (14%) were present at the start of the sitting and 38 (37%) at the time of adjournment, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Chair admitted an adjournment motion moved…

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Senate Passes Two Bills amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, July 7, 2015: The Senate passed two bills amid low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday during 2nd sitting of the 117th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started at 1305 hours against the scheduled time of 1300 hours with 17 (16%) lawmakers present at the start…

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Senate adopts eight amendments in the rules of procedure

ISLAMABAD, July 6, 2015: The Senate adopted proposed amendments in rules 9, 79, 158, 166, 182 and 277 and inserted new rules 162A and 262A in Senate’s Rules of Procedures during the first sitting of the 117th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at the scheduled time with…

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Senate Concludes Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, June 17, 2015: The Senate concluded debate on the Finance Bill 2015 during the 9th (last) sitting of its 116th session on Wednesday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.

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Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2015: The Senate witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday as the House continued its debate on the annual budget statement for the fiscal year 2015-16, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Eighteen members (17%) were present at the start of the sitting and 15 (14%) at the time of adjournment.…

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Senate Continues Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2015: The Senate continued to debate the Finance Bill 2015 on Monday as the House witnessed low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Fourteen members (13%) were present at the start of the sitting and 30 (29%) at the time of adjournment. Six lawmakers – two from PML-N,…

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Senate Continues Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, June 12 2015: The Senate continued debate on a motion to make recommendations to the National Assembly on Finance Bill, 2015 during 6th sitting of 116th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Seven lawmakers, including two from PTI, followed by one each of PML-N, PPPP, JUI-F,…

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