Senate Sitting Adjourned on the Eve of Diwali

ISLAMABAD, October 24, 2014: Starting 42 minutes behind the schedule, the 6th sitting of 108th session of the Senate was adjourned without taken up any business on account of celebrations of the Hindu festival Diwali, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). At the outset of the sitting, a PPPP Senator recommended the Deputy…

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Bill Withdrawn from Senate over Journalists Concerns

ISLAMABAD, October 23, 2014: Starting 51 minutes behind the schedule, the Senate witnessed the withdrawal of the Members of Parliament (Powers, Immunities and Privileges) Bill 2014 owning to the reservations of journalists during the 5th sitting of 108th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Adviser to the Prime Minister on National…

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Low Attendance Senate Sitting Witnesses Two Walkouts

ISLAMABAD, October 22, 2014: Low attendance and two walkouts marked the fourth sitting of 108thsession of the Senate as 8 senators (8%) were present at the outset and 26 (25%) at its adjournment, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Tabled by an ANP Senator, the House approved a joint motion under Rule 218…

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3rd Sitting Witnesses Low Attendance of MPAs

ISLAMABAD, October 21, 2014: The third sitting of the ongoing 108th session of Senate was marked by low attendance as 23 senators were present at the outset while 30 were there at the adjournment of the sitting, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Moreover, the parliamentary leaders of BNP-A, JUI-F, MQM, NP and…

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Low Attendance Sitting of Senate Witnesses Introduction of Bill

ISLAMABAD, October 20, 2014: Low attendance of members was witnessed during the second sitting of 108th session of the Senate as 18 senators (17%) were present at the outset and 21 (20%) at its adjournment, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). A PPPP lawmaker tabled the Members of Parliament (Powers, Immunities and Privileges)…

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Senate Felicitates Malala on Receiving Nobel Peace Prize

ISLAMABAD, October 17, 2014: The Senate unanimously adopted a resolution to congratulate child education activist Malala Yousafzai on receiving the Nobel Peace Prize during its first sitting of 108th session on Friday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The ANP Parliamentary Leader sponsored the resolution which appeared as supplementary agenda. The motion praised Malala…

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Low Attendance Sitting Adopts Resolution Affirming Supremacy of Parliament

ISLAMABAD, August 22, 2014: The last sitting of the 107th session of Senate unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the supremacy of the Constitution as well as Parliament and rejected the demands about the resignation of Prime Minister and the dissolution of Assemblies, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Sponsored by a PPPP Senator,…

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Senate Debates Political Situation, Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, August 18, 2014: The Senate adopted two resolutions and discussed the current political situation owning to protests and sit-ins by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in Islamabad during the 4th sitting of 107th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Upper House debated the…

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Senate Concludes Debate on Political Situation

Opposition Stages Walkout Against Ministers’ Absence ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2014: The Senate concluded debate on the imposition of Article 245 in the Federal Capital Territory and the emerging political situation in the country during 3rd sitting of the 107th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Nine Senators- PPPP (6), ANP, PML-N…

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Senate Discusses Political Scenario in Country

ISLAMABAD, August 11, 2014: The Upper House of the Parliament deferred most of the agenda on Private Members day and discussed the political situation in the country during 2nd sitting of its 107th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. A PPPP Senator moved the motion under rule…

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