Requisitioned Senate Session Debates Important National Issues

84% of Senate time consumed in debates Senators express divergent views on JIT Report ISLAMABAD, July 21, 2017: The House of Federation discussed important national issues during 264th requisitioned session and paid tributes to one of their colleagues who passed away last month, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Session Report on…

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Senate Discusses JIT Report on Panama Papers Case

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, July 20, 2017: The Senate on Thursday held debate on the motion under Rule 218 regarding the report of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) constituted on Panama Papers case and the propaganda against national institutions, including Supreme Court of Pakistan, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are…

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Parliament Must Complete Tenure, Enact Stringent Anti-Corruption Laws

ISLAMABAD, July 20, 2017:  While Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) notes that accountability of the incumbent Prime Minister by the Supreme Court of Pakistan will strengthen public trust in democracy, it calls for across the board accountability to purge the state and politics from corruption.

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Senate Discusses Misuse of Electronic Crimes Act

ISLAMABAD, July 19, 2017: The Senate on Wednesday discussed a motion under Rule 218 regarding threat to freedom of expression due to misuse of the Electronic Crimes Act, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 3rd sitting of Senate’s 264th session: Members’ Participation…

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Senate Discusses US Committee’s Threat to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, July 18, 2017: The Senate on Tuesday held discussion on the clubbed motions regarding the statement of US Armed Service Committee’s Chairman in Kabul against Pakistan and the ToRs of former Army Chief, who is heading the Riyadh-based Military Alliance, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key…

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Senate Condoles Death of PML-N Senator

ISLAMABAD, July 17, 2017: The Senate adopted a condolence resolution on the sad demise of PML-N Senator Agha Shehbaz Khan Durrani, who breathed his last a couple of days ago, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of 264th Senate…

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Senate Passes the Illegal Dispossession (Amendment) Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD, June 9, 2017: The Senate passed the Illegal Dispossession (Amendment) Bill, 2017 on Friday while 15 lawmakers raised Points of Public Importance consuming an hour of the proceedings, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Later, the session was prorogued. Following are key observations of the proceedings of 11th (last)…

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Senate Adopts Resolution to Condemn Terrorist Attacks in Iran

ISLAMABAD, June 8, 2017: The Senate on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution to condemn the terrorist incidents on the Parliament and the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in Iran, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House, meanwhile, concluded debate on the budget and adopted recommendations on the Finance Bill, 2017 presented by the Standing…

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Senate Discusses AM, Chairman Accepts Withdrawal of Hashmi’s Resignation

ISLAMABAD, June 7, 2017: The Chairman Senate on Wednesday announced to accept withdrawal of Senator Nehal Hashmi’s resignation and the House debated disappearance of retired army officer in Nepal, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Chairman Senate gave his ruling about resignation of Senator Nehal Hashmi. He announced to…

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Senate Discusses Budget, Census Team Firing Incident at Chaman

ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2017: The Senate on Tuesday continued discussion on the Federal Budget 2017-18 and debated the incident of firing by Afghan Security Forces on the census team at Chaman border, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.  Following are key observations of the proceedings of 8th sitting of 263rd session:…

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