Low Attendance Persists in Senate

ISLAMABAD, April 16, 2015: The Senate continued to witness low attendance on Thursday as the House passed the Securities Bill 2015 to amend and consolidate laws regulating the securities industry, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 28 legislators (27%) present at the start and 38 (37%)…

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Senate Eulogizes Services of Deceased Lawmaker

ISLAMABAD, April 15, 2015: The fourth sitting of the Senate’s ongoing session was cut short due to the demise of ANP Senator Muhammad Azam Khan Hoti on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 20 legislators (19%) present at the start and 48 (46%) at…

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POs Consume 44% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, April 14, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Tuesday was marked by thin attendance of lawmakers and a major part of the proceedings’ time consumed by points of order (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 16 legislators (15%) present at the start and 39 (38%)…

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Senate Sitting Marked By Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, April 13, 2015: The Senate witnessed thin attendance on Monday as eleven senators (11%) were present at the start of the sitting and 45 (43%) at the time of adjournment, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House passed two resolutions during the sitting. One of them was passed to express grief…

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Senate Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, April 6, 2015: Marked by low attendance of lawmakers, the Senate left the entire agenda listed on the Orders of the Day unaddressed during the first sitting of the Senate’s 114th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. With the exception of PTI, parliamentary leaders of all parties were present…

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Senate Elects Chairman, Deputy Chairman

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2015: The Senate elected its Chairman and Deputy Chairman as 48 senators took oath during the first sitting of the 113th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 21 minutes behind the schedule with 65 members present at the start and 98 at the time of…

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Points of Order Consume Half of Senate’s 112th Session

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2015: The last session of the Senate’s 12th parliamentary year witnessed half of the proceedings’ time being consumed by points of order (POs) which was otherwise allocated for regular agenda, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Thursday. The session – comprising four sittings – started on March 6 and ended…

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POs Consume 85% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2015: The Senate took up its entire agenda during the last sitting of its 112th session on Wednesday. However, nearly 85% of the sitting was consumed by points of order (POs), says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 51 minutes behind the schedule with 21 members (20%) present at…

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Senate: POs Consume 72% of Proceedings’ Time

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2015: The Senate completed 93% of the agenda while consuming 72% of the sitting time on points of order (POs) during 3rd sitting of the 112th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House unanimously passed two resolutions. In the first one, tributes were…

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Senate Adopts Five Resolutions, Passes Two Bills

ISLAMABAD, March 09, 2015: The second sitting of the Senate’s 112th session passed two private bills and adopted five resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Starting 34 minutes behind the schedule, the sitting saw the presence of 17 senators (16%) at the…

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