Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2015: The Senate continued to witness low attendance on Tuesday as 20 lawmakers (19%) were present at the start of the sitting and 32 (31%) at the time of adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Four lawmakers discussed the annual report on the observance and implementation of the federation’s principles…

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Senate Leaves 60% Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, May 11, 2015: The Upper House of the Parliament left 60% of its agenda unaddressed on Monday as the House continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 18 legislators (17%) present at the start and 26 (25%) at the…

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Senate Seeks Report on Arrest of KPK Workers

ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2015: Starting at its scheduled time, the Senate discussed an adjournment motion (AM) regarding arrest and lodging of FIR against Workers of Welfare Board, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, who were protesting at Korang Road, Islamabad, against their dismissal from service, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Four lawmakers- ANP (2) and one each…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Thursday was marked by low attendance of lawmakers and a major chunk of the time being consumed by points of order (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Only 15 legislators (14%) were present at the start of the sitting and 28 (27%) at the time…

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Senate Adopts Two Resolutions, Discusses Delay in Water Project

ISLAMABAD, May 6, 2015: The Senate adopted two resolutions and discussed the delay in execution of the Karachi Water Supply Project (K-4) during its sitting on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 18 legislators (17%) present at the start and 31 (30%) at the time…

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Senate: Question Hour Suspended due to Ministers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, May 5, 2015: The Senate was forced to suspend its question hour due to ministerial absence on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time of 1500 hours with 21 legislators (20%) present at the start and 38 (37%) at the time of adjournment. Thirty-six POs consumed…

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Lengthy Senate Sitting Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 04, 2015: Starting at the scheduled time of 1600 hours, the Senate adopted three resolutions and concluded debate on a motion under Rule 218 regarding corruption in federal government departments during the first sitting of its 115th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The resolutions adopted by the House…

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Senate Sets Precedent for Punctuality

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2015: The 114th session of the Senate witnessed a marked improvement in parliamentary business as the House strictly followed the schedule and witnessed a considerable decrease in misuse of points of order (POs). The session, comprising seven sittings, started on April 6 and concluded on April 20, 2015 – with all the sittings starting on time.

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Senate Winds Up Debate on Import of LNG

ISLAMABAD, April 20, 2015: Starting at the scheduled time of 1500 hours, the Senate concluded debate on the import of LNG and the agreements made or proposed in this regard during the 7th (last) sitting of 114th session on Monday, say Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Twelve lawmakers- PPPP (6), PML-N & PTI (2…

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Low Attendance Senate Sitting Takes up Two CANs

ISLAMABAD, April 17, 2015: Starting one minute before the scheduled time, the Senate took up two calling attention notices (CANs) during the 6th sitting of its ongoing 114th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at 1014 hours against its scheduled time of 1015 hours with 28 legislators (27%)…

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