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Senate: Bill to Protect Women Withdrawn during Low Attendance Sitting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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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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