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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Senate Leaves over 60% Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, March 6, 2015: The Upper House of the Parliament left 64 per cent of the agenda unaddressed during the first sitting of its 112th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Fifteen Senators (14%) were present at the start of the sitting and 28 (27%) at the…

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111th session: Senate Passes Four Private Bills

ISLAMABAD, March 5, 2015: Thin attendance and low participation of senators marked the 111th session of the Upper House which was prorogued on March 4, 2015. Four private member bills were passed during the session, including the Anti-Honour Killings Laws (Criminal Laws Amendment) Bill 2014, while one resolution was also adopted. The session – comprising…

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Senate’s 111th Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, March 04, 2015: The Senate’s 111th session was prorogued on Wednesday, soon after the end of its fourth sitting. The upper house has held nine sessions during the ongoing parliamentary year, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. Ten (10%) senators were present at the start of the sitting and 34 (33%)…

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Low Attendance Persists in Senate

ISLAMABAD, March 03, 2015: Starting 31 minutes behind the schedule, the third sitting of the Senate’s 111th session continued to witness low attendance of lawmakers on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network.

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