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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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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