Senate Passes 21st Constitution Amendment, Army Act Amendment

ISLAMABAD, January 6, 2015: Starting 83 minutes behind the schedule, the 12th (last) sitting of the Senate’s 109th session witnessed the passage of the 21st Constitution Amendment Bill 2015 and the Pakistan Army Amendment Bill 2015, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Fifty-two members (50%) were present at the start…

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Senate: 75% of the Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, January 5, 2015: Starting 26 minutes behind the schedule, the 11th sitting of the Senate’s 109th session left 75% of the agenda unaddressed on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The House did not take up four motions under Rules 218 regarding progress on development projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; Civil Services Reforms…

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Senate Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 2, 2015:  Starting 15 minutes behind the schedule, the 10th sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Friday continued a debate on the Presidential address to the Parliament amid low attendance, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Four lawmakers – one each belonging to PkMAP, PPPP MQM and PML-N – spoke in…

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Senate Witnesses Walkout over Increase in GST on Petroleum Products

ISLAMABAD, January 1, 2015: Starting 34 minutes behind the schedule, the ninth sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Thursday witnessed a walkout by opposition lawmakers against increase in General Sales Tax (GST) on petroleum products, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House took up a calling attention notice…

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Senate: PM Winds Up Debate on Attack at APS Peshawar

ISLAMABAD, December 31, 2014: Starting 30 minutes behind the schedule, the eighth sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Wednesday witnessed conclusion of debate on terrorist attack in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The Prime Minister concluded discussion during his 22-minute speech while three senators expressed their views…

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Debate on APS Attack Consumes 66% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, December 30, 2014: Starting 47 minutes behind the schedule, the seventh sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Tuesday continued the debate on the terrorist attack in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Nine lawmakers – seven belonging to PPPP and one each from PML and PML-N –…

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Senate Continues Debate on Peshawar Massacre

ISLAMABAD, December 29, 2014: Starting 35 minutes behind the schedule, the sixth sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Monday witnessed a continuation of the debate on the terrorist attack at a school in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Seven lawmakers – two each belonging to PML-N, PPPP…

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Senate Passes One Bill, Debates Attack on APS Peshawar

ISLAMABAD, December 26, 2014: Starting 42 minutes behind schedule, the fifth sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Friday passed one bill and continued debate regarding attack at Army Public School in Peshawar, say Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Introduced by Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, the House passed…

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Lack of Quorum Leads to Senate Sitting’s Adjournment

ISLAMABAD, December 24, 2014: Starting an hour and four minutes behind schedule, the fourth sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Wednesday was adjourned after 50 minutes due to lack of quorum in the House, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. The opposition lawmakers walked out of the sitting over the…

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Senate Continues Debate on Peshawar Tragedy

ISLAMABAD, December 23, 2014: Starting an hour behind schedule, the third sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Tuesday witnessed a continuation of the debate on the terrorist attack in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Seven lawmakers – two belonging to PPPP, one each from ANP, PML, PkMAP,…

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