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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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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