Senate Condemns Israeli Aggression in Gaza

Opposition walked out from the House against imposition of Article 245 ISLAMABAD, August 8, 2014: The Senate on Friday suspended the agenda and unanimously adopted a resolution against the Israeli aggression in Gaza, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The resolution was moved by the Parliamentary Leader of Pakistan People’s…

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Senate Passes Two Bills, Admits a Motion

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, June 30, 2014: The Senate gave its nod to two legislative bills including the Protection of Pakistan Bill, 2013 on Monday during the first and last sitting of 106th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Leader of the House, who was also the Convener of…

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Senate Approves 133 Recommendations on Budget

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2014: The Senate unanimously approved over hundred recommendations on the Finance Bill 2014 during 9th and last sitting of its 105th session on Monday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. Through supplementary agenda, Chairperson of Standing Committee…

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Senate Resumes Budget Debate amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2014: The Upper House resumed debate on the federal budget 2014-15 amid low attendance during 8th sitting of the its 105th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the House. The Chair had to adjourn the sitting yesterday (Thursday) after a…

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Senate Budget Debate Marred By Rumpus

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2014: The tussle between treasury and the Chair marred the debate on Finance Bill during seventh sitting of the Senate’s 105th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the House. Only one lawmaker, belonging to PPPP, spoke on the budgetary…

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Six Lawmakers Debate Finance Bill in Senate

ISLAMABAD, June 11, 2014: Six Senators expressed their views on a motion to make recommendations to National Assembly on the Finance Bill, 2014 on Wednesday during sixth sitting of 105th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the House. Two lawmakers belonging to PPPP and…

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Senate: Opposition Stages Walkout against Ministers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2014: The opposition in the Upper House staged a walkout against the absence of ministers and later opened debate on the federal budget 2014-15 during the 5th sitting of its 105th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started 56 minutes behind schedule.…

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Senate Discusses Karachi, Balochistan Attacks

ISLAMABAD, June 9, 2014: The Upper House of the Parliament suspended regular agenda and discussed terrorist attacks on Karachi Airport, pilgrims’ bus in Taftan, Balochistan that consumed 81 per cent of the proceedings time during 4th sitting of the 105th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Fourteen…

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Senate to Start Budget Discussion on Monday

Points of Order Consume 73% of the Proceedings’ Time ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2014: The Senate could not start general discussion on the fiscal budget 2014-15 on Friday, however, 12 points of order consumed 73 per cent of the proceedings’ time during 3rd sitting of the 105th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in…

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Senate Passes Five Government Bills

ISLAMABAD, June 04, 2014: The Senate of Pakistan cleared five government bills on Wednesday during second sitting of 105th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) based on direct observation of the House. The House passed the Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2014, The Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill, 2014, The Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils (Amendment)…

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