Senate Passes 16 Bills, Makes 156 Recommendations on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2018: The Senate passed 14 government bills and two private members’ bills during the 277th session that continued between April 27, 2018 and May 15, 2018.

The session comprising 12 sittings also adopted three resolutions and took up four Calling Attention Notices (CANs). According to FAFEN’s headcounts, on an average, 18 (17%) lawmakers were present at the commencement and 17 (16%) at the adjournment of each sitting. Senate’s official attendance records show an average 64 of (62%) members present during each sitting.

On average, the sittings started four minutes behind the scheduled time while the average duration of each sitting remained two hours and 47 minutes. The Chairman attended ten out of 12 sittings and presided over 79% of the proceedings while the Deputy Chairman attended only two sitting and presided over 21% of the proceedings.

The Leader of the House attended 57% proceedings during 11 sittings while the Leader of the Opposition attended 60% of the proceedings during 10 sittings. The Prime Minister did not attend any of the sittings. According to the Senate’s Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business, 2012, the Prime Minister is required to attend the Prime Minister’s Zero Hour (last half hour of each sitting) at least once in every week when the Senate is in session. Read More >>

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Senate Takes up Most of its Agenda, Discusses Political Situation

 ISLAMABAD, May 14, 2018:  The Senate on Monday took up the most of its agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day and discussed political situation in the country, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the 11th sitting of 277th session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met…

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Senate Passes One Private, 12 Government Bills

ISLAMABAD, May 11, 2018: The Senate on Friday passed one private member and 12 government bills, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of 10th sitting of 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours and 30 minutes. The sitting started one minute late against the scheduled…

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Senate Concludes Debate on Budget; Seeks Power to Approve Money Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 10, 2018: The Senate on Thursday concluded debate on the Federal Budget 2018-19 and discussed necessary amendment in the Constitution for authorising it to approve money bill including the finance bill, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of 9th sitting of 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate…

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Senate Adopts Recommendations on Finance Bill, 2018

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2018: The Senate on Wednesday passed a motion to adopt 156 recommendations on the Finance Bill, 2018 containing the Annual Budget Statement as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of 8th sitting of 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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Debate on Finance Bill Consumes 73% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, May 8, 2018: The Senate continued the discussion on Finance Bill, 2018 consuming two hours and 28 minutes of the proceedings on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.  Following are key observations of the proceedings during 7th sitting of 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and…

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Opposition Walks Out from Senate against Ministerial Absence

ISLAMABAD, May 7, 2018: The Opposition walked out from the Senate proceedings on Monday to protest against the absence of Foreign and Interior Ministers who were summoned to brief the House about media reports of shifting Dr Shakil Afridi to Rawalpindi from Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of 6th sitting of…

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Seven Senators Participate in Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, May 4, 2018: The Senate continued debate on Finance Bill, 2018 and seven lawmakers participated in it consuming 60 percent of the proceedings, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of 5th sitting of 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two…

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Senate Continues Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 3, 2018: The House of Federation continued debate on a motion to make recommendations to the National Assembly on Finance Bill, 2018, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Thursday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of 4th sitting of 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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