Senate: Protection of Pakistan Bill Introduced amid Protest

ISLAMABAD, April 18, 2014: The Senate witnessed introduction of the Protection of Pakistan Bill, 2014 amid strong protest from the opposition benches during the fifth sitting of its 103rd session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid introduced the bill aimed…

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PPPP Senator Resigns; Senate Completes Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, April 17, 2014: The Senate witnessed completion of entire agenda on Orders of the Day and the resignation of a Senator during the fourth sitting of 103rd session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs laid first and second quarterly reports for the…

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Senate: Govt Introduces Bill, Opposition Stages Walkout

ISLAMABAD, April 16, 2014: The Senate witnessed introduction of the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (Amendment) Bill, 2014 during the third sitting of 103rd session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.

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FAFEN urges parliamentary oversight of executive, greater transparency & accessibility

ISLAMABAD, April 11, 2014: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) called for re-definition of the powers of the Senate and its Standing Committees in order to enhance the Senate’s oversight of the Executive branch of government and to help ensure that the Treasury is delivering on official commitments made to the Senate, according to a press release issued on Friday.

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Senate Completes 11th Parliamentary Year

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2014: The Senate, on the last day of its 11th Parliamentary year, witnessed the introduction of a bill seeking amendment to Federal Public Service Commission Ordinance (FPSC), 1977 during 10th sitting of its 102nd session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings.

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Senate Adopts Two Resolutions and Passes a Bill

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2014: The Senate adopted two resolutions and passed a bill during ninth sitting of its 102nd session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. The House debated a commenced resolution, tabled by female lawmaker of PPPP, urging the government to include all water disputes of Pakistan with India in the Composite Dialogue or in any other talks or

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Two Anti-Terrorism Amendment Bills Introduced in Senate

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2014: The Senate witnessed introduction of two bills seeking amendment to the Anti-terrorism Act, 1997 during eighth sitting of its 102nd session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings. State Minister for Interior introduced the bills which were referred to the relevant committees. These include the Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill, 2014.

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