Senate: 90% Agenda Taken up in Last Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2015: With eight (7%) lawmakers present at the outset and 30 (29%) at the time of adjournment, the Senate took up 90 percent agenda during last sitting of its 121st session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The House passed the Anti-Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill 2015,…

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Senate: 80% Questions Unaddressed due to Movers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, November 12, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Thursday did not take up around 80% questions appearing on the agenda due to absence of movers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started two minutes behind the scheduled time of 1000 hours with 7 legislators (6%) present at the start and 27 (26%)…

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Senate Takes Up Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, November 11, 2015: The Senate took up its entire business on Orders of the Day during the 8th sitting of its ongoing 121st session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. The sitting started five minutes behind the scheduled time with 13 legislators (12%) present at the start and 26 (25%) at…

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Chairman Suspends Senate Sitting due to Ministers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2015: The Chairman Senate suspended the House proceeding for 15 minutes on Tuesday due to absence of relevant ministers who had to present various agenda items appearing on Orders of the Day during seventh sitting of the Senate’s ongoing 121st session, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The…

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Senate Adopts Four Resolutions amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 9, 2015: The Senate adopted four resolutions amid low attendance of lawmakers here on Monday during the 6th sitting of its ongoing 121st session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The resolutions adopted by the House were; to pay tribute to national poet Allama Muhammad Iqbal, establish Natural…

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85% Questions Remain Unaddressed in Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 6, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Friday did not take up 85% questions appearing on the agenda as most of the time during question hour was consumed in answering supplementary questions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 13 legislators (12%) present at the start…

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Points of Public Importance Consume 47% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 5, 2015: The Senate’s sitting on Thursday was marked by thin attendance of lawmakers and a major part of the proceeding was consumed by points of public importance, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started at its scheduled time with 10 legislators (9%) present at the start and 20 (19%)…

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Low Attendance Persists in Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 4, 2015: The Senate witnessed another day of low attendance during the third sitting of its 121st session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. Only 7 (6%) legislators were present at the start and 32 (31%) at the time of adjournment of the sitting. The House discussed…

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Debate on AMs Consumes 55% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 3, 2015: The Senate witnessed low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday during the second sitting of its 121st session while the House debated two adjournment motions (AM) on LNG pricing and spurious drugs for more than half of sitting’s time, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House witnessed low attendance with…

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Chairman Senate Refuses Extension in Time for Presentation of Reports

ISLAMABAD, November 2, 2015: The Chairman Senate, with the purpose to improve the performance of Senate Standing Committees, did not allow to move a motion seeking extension in time for presentation of two reports, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet on Monday. On behalf of Chairman Standing Committee on Petroleum and…

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