Senate Resolution Condemns Indian PM’s Statement

ISLAMABAD, June 11, 2015: The Senate unanimously adopted a resolution to condemn the anti-Pakistan statement of Indian Prime Minister and continued debate on the Finance Bill, 2015 during 5th sitting of 116th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Twenty-two lawmakers- PML-N (8), followed by PPPP (4), NP and PML (2 each)…

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Senate: Sixteen Lawmakers Debate Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2015: Sixteen Senators expressed their views on a motion to make recommendations to National Assembly on the Finance Bill, 2015 during 4th sitting of 116th session of the Upper House on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Six lawmakers belonging to PML-N followed by PPPP (4),…

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Senate Condemns Muslims’ Massacre in Burma

ISLAMABAD, June 09, 2015: The Upper House on Tuesday adopted a resolution to condemn the massacre of Muslims in Burma, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Starting at the scheduled time, the Senate sitting witnessed low attendance of lawmakers as 15 members (14%) were present at the start and…

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Senate Unable to Kick off Debate on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 08, 2015: The Upper House on Monday could not start debate on the Federal Budget 2015-16 due to the demand of the opposition parties to broadcast their speeches live on television, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Senate Chairman suspended the proceedings for 68 minutes in…

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Finance Bill Presented in Senate

ISLAMABAD, June 5, 2015: The Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization presented a copy of the Finance Bill 2015, containing the Annual Budget Statement during the first sitting of the 116th session on Friday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Starting 32 minutes behind the schedule, the sitting witnessed…

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115th Senate Session: Marked Increase in Sittings’ Time Observed

ISLAMABAD, May 25, 2015: The 115th Senate session witnessed a marked increase in sittings’ time and a considerable decrease in lawmakers’ attendance as the House passed three government bills and adopted 13 private resolutions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session, comprising 13 sittings, started on May 4 and ended on May 20,…

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Senate Passes Gas Cess Bill amid Protest

ISLAMABAD, May 20, 2015: The Senate passed the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess Bill 2015 amid protest by the opposition parties here on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Nineteen lawmakers- PPPP (5), MQM (3), PTI, PkMAP, NP, ANP (2 each), PML, BNP-A (one each) and an Independent lawmaker-participated in…

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Points of Order Consume 82% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, May 19, 2015: The Senate continued to witness thin attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday as a major part of the sitting was consumed by points of order (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 13 lawmakers were present at the start of the sitting and 28 at the time of adjournment. The…

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Senate Adopts Two Resolutions amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2015: The Upper House of Parliament adopted two resolutions and concluded debate on motions under Rule 218 amid low attendance of lawmakers on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started as per schedule with 22 (21%) senators present at the start and 37 (36%)…

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Two Bills Introduced in Senate

ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2015: The Senate continued to witness low attendance on Friday as two bills and as many ordinances were presented during the sitting, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started as per schedule with 13 (12%) senators present at the start and 30 (29%) at the time of adjournment. The…

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