Senate Continues Debate on Peshawar Tragedy

ISLAMABAD, December 23, 2014: Starting an hour behind schedule, the third sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Tuesday witnessed a continuation of the debate on the terrorist attack in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Seven lawmakers – two belonging to PPPP, one each from ANP, PML, PkMAP,…

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Senate Debates Peshawar School Attack

ISLAMABAD, December 22, 2014: Starting an hour and 12 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Monday debated the terrorist attack at Army Public School in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Seven lawmakers – two belonging to PPPP, one each from ANP, NP,…

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Senate Adopts Resolution to Condemn Peshawar Massacre

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2014: Starting 39 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of the Senate’s 109th session lasted 13 minutes during which the House unanimously adopted a resolution to condemn the terrorist attack at a school in Peshawar on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. A PPPP senator tabled…

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Senate Session Marked by 6 Walkouts; Two Ordinances Tabled

ISLAMABAD, October 31, 2014: The Senate witnessed introduction of two ordinances aimed to facilitate the conduct of local government elections, six walkouts and absence of the Prime Minister during the 108th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network in its preliminary report based on direct observation. Three legislations − a private member’s bill and two ordinances − appeared on the session’s agenda. Both ordinances − the Electoral Rolls (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 and the Delimitation of Constituencies (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 − were introduced in the House while a private member’s bill seeking to revise powers, immunities and privileges of parliamentarians was withdrawn by the mover.

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Opposition Stages Walkout from Senate, Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, October 30, 2014: The Senate witnessed a walkout by the opposition over the torture of OGDCL workers by Islamabad police on Thursday during the 10th sitting of 108th session which has been prorogued, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Low attendance was observed as 18 members (17%) were present at the outset,…

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Two Walkouts, Lack of Quorum Mark Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, October 29, 2014: The Senate did not take up any agenda items on the orders of the day due to two walkouts by the Opposition and the 9th sitting of 108th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum on Wednesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Opposition staged two walkouts…

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Senate Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, October 28, 2014: The eighth sitting of the Senate’s 108th session was adjourned due to lack of quorum leaving the entire agenda, except for question Hour, unaddressed, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Deputy Chairman presided over the sitting that began 44 minutes behind the schedule. As many as 21 Senators…

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Senate Adopts 4 Resolutions, Debates Killings of Sikhs in KP

ISLAMABAD, October 27, 2014: The Senate adopted four different resolutions on Monday and debated the killing of two members of the Sikh Community in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the 7th sitting of 108th session, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Through the resolutions, the Upper House demanded the government take effective steps to promote…

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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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