Senate Elects Chairman, Deputy Chairman

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2018: The Senate elected its Chairman and Deputy Chairman as 52 senators took oath during the first sitting of the 275th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 13 minutes behind the schedule with 83 members present at the start and 37 at the time of…

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15th Parliamentary Year: Senate Stands for Parliamentary Supremacy, Intra-Institutional Dialogue

15th Parliamentary Year: Senate Stands for Parliamentary Supremacy, Intra-Institutional Dialogue

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2018: During the fifteenth Parliamentary Year ending in March 11, 2018, the Senate set outstanding benchmarks of punctuality, efficiency and responsiveness, critically intervening in issues of national importance through quality debates and impactful legislation. Under the visionary leadership of the outgoing Chairman Raza Rabbani, the House of Federation contributed towards consolidation of…

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Senate Completes 15th Parliamentary Year

ISLAMABAD, March 9, 2018: The Senate completed its 15th Parliamentary Year on Friday, after completing the fifth sitting and prorogation of the 274th session announced by the Chairman, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Upper House held 97 sittings during 14 sessions (261st – 274th) while eight sittings of…

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Senate Takes up Most of Its Agenda 

ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2018: The Senate took up most of its agenda on Thursday except a Calling Attention Notice (CAN) due to absence of its mover, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fourth sitting of 274th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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Senate Passes Bill to Protect Transgenders’ Rights

 ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2018: The Senate on Wednesday transacted its entire business and passed a bill for the protection of rights of transgender persons, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the third sitting of 274th session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for three…

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Women MPs Contribute 39% Parliamentary Business during 2017-18

Women MPs Contribute 39% Parliamentary Business during 2017-18

Women legislators attend 67% NA sittings and 64% Senate sittings PML-N’s Kiran Haider remains most regular lawmaker by attending 100 percent NA sittings, while PkMAP’s Gul Bushra attends 92 out of 100 Senate sittings Muddasir Sehar Kamran, Sherry Rehman and Rubina Khalid sponsor highest number of resolutions in Senate Aisha Syed sponsors eight while Shireen…

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Senate Transacts Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, March 6, 2018: The Senate on Tuesday took up the entire agenda appearing on Orders of the Day while five outgoing Senators made farewell speeches, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second sitting of 274th session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for two…

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Senate Adopts Four Resolutions, Passes One Private Member’s Bill

ISLAMABAD, March 5, 2018: The Senate on Monday adopted four resolutions and passed one private member’s bill, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first sitting of 274th session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours and 29 minutes. The sitting…

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Senate Passes Six Bills, Seven Resolutions during 273rd Session

Senate Passes Six Bills, Seven Resolutions during 273rd Session

ISLAMABAD, February 23, 2018: The Senate passed five private members’ bills and a government bill during the 273rd session that continued between February 12, 2018 and February 23, 2018. The session comprising 10 sittings also adopted seven resolutions and took up eight Calling Attention Notices (CANs). With an average of 9% Senators present at the start and 16% at…

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Senate Passes One Government Bill, Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, February 23, 2018: The Senate on Friday passed one government bill and deferred most of the questions due to absence of relevant minister and movers, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the tenth (last) sitting of 273rd session:  Members’ Participation The…

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