Senate: Low attendance persists

ISLAMABAD, January 17, 2014: Starting 37 minutes behind schedule, the 7th sitting of the ongoing Senate session was marked by low attendance of legislators. Only 12 senators were present at the outset while 28 were there at the adjournment. The quorum was visibly lacking

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Senate Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Karachi, Hangu

ISLAMABAD, January 10, 2014: The Upper House of Parliament unanimously adopted a resolution to condemn the recent terrorist attacks while witnessing the introduction of an ordinance in the absence of parliamentary leaders and ministers during the 4th sitting of 100th session of the Senate

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Senate: Low attendance, ministerial absence observed

ISLAMABAD, January 8, 2014: Low attendance, particularly of the parliamentary leaders, and ministerial absence was observed, during the 3rd sitting of the Senate’s 100th session, on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the Senate. 

More than half of the House

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Senate: 22nd Constitutional Amendment Bill laid

ISLAMABAD, January 6, 2014: The Upper House witnessed an introduction of the Constitutional (Twenty-second Amendment) Bill, 2013, while low attendance was observed during the second sitting of Senate’s 100th session, on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on

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Senate: First Sitting marked by low attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 3, 2014: The Senate debated the current political and security situation in the country as low attendance of lawmakers was observed during the first sitting of its 100th session, on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of

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Senate session leaves 41% agenda unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2013: The 99th session of the Upper House of Parliament was marked by the passage of a private member’s bill, adoption of four resolutions amidst low senator’s attendance as the House left two-fifth of its agenda on the Orders of the

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Senate Session Prorogued Sine Die

ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2013: Seven senators were present at the start and 24 at the end of the 13th sitting, when the Chairman prorogued the 99th session of the Upper House, on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the House

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Senate sets up Functional Committee on Human Rights

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2013: The 12th sitting of the ongoing Senate’s 99th session unanimously approved an amendment in Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business 2012 on Wednesday, and formed a Functional Committee on Human Rights, says Free and Fair Election Network in its

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