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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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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