Senate: Opposition Stages Walkout against Ministers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2014: The opposition in the Upper House staged a walkout against the absence of ministers and later opened debate on the federal budget 2014-15 during the 5th sitting of its 105th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started 56 minutes behind schedule.…

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Senate Discusses Karachi, Balochistan Attacks

ISLAMABAD, June 9, 2014: The Upper House of the Parliament suspended regular agenda and discussed terrorist attacks on Karachi Airport, pilgrims’ bus in Taftan, Balochistan that consumed 81 per cent of the proceedings time during 4th sitting of the 105th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Fourteen…

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Senate to Start Budget Discussion on Monday

Points of Order Consume 73% of the Proceedings’ Time ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2014: The Senate could not start general discussion on the fiscal budget 2014-15 on Friday, however, 12 points of order consumed 73 per cent of the proceedings’ time during 3rd sitting of the 105th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in…

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Senate Passes Five Government Bills

ISLAMABAD, June 04, 2014: The Senate of Pakistan cleared five government bills on Wednesday during second sitting of 105th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) based on direct observation of the House. The House passed the Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2014, The Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill, 2014, The Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils (Amendment)…

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Budget Presented in Senate, PM Attends Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 3, 2014: The Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization laid the Finance Bill, 2014, containing the Annual Budget Statement during the first sitting of the 105th session on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). After the 18th Constitutional Amendment, the Senate provides recommendations on the budget…

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Senate: One Bill Passed, Four Bills Introduced

ISLAMABAD, May 12, 2014: The Senate passed one bill and witnessed the introduction of four bills during the first sitting of its 104th session on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Introduced by a MQM lawmaker, the House passed a private member bill – the Pakistan Penal Code (Amendment) Bill 2014 –…

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Senate Rejects Sales Tax Amendment Bill on Advice of Committee

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, April 23, 2014: The Senate rejected Sales Tax Amendment Bill, 2014, on the recommendation of standing committee and adopted a resolution to disapprove the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2014 during 8th sitting of the 103rd session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.…

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Senate Passes Govt Bill; Raises Objection to Another

ISLAMABAD, April 22, 2014: The Senate passed a government bill while referring another to the standing committee during 7th sitting of the 103rd session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Federal Minister for Science and Technology introduced the Surveying and Mapping Bill, 2014 and moved that the…

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Senate Adopts Resolution for Safety of Journalists

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2014: The Senate unanimously adopted a resolution on Monday condemning the attack on senior journalist and seeking protection of journalists during the sixth sitting of its 103rd session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The journalists covering the Senate proceedings boycotted the sitting. The Chair suspended the…

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