Senate: Concludes Debate on Presidential Address

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2013: Senate’s 97th session was prorogued on Friday as the Upper House concluded debate on the presidential address to the parliament. 

Five members shared their views in the 90-minute debate on the presidential address

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Senate: Debate on Presidential Address Continues

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2013: The Senate continued to debate the presidential address to the parliament on Thursday during the ninth sitting of the 97th session. Nine Senators – five PPPP, two MQM and one each from ANP and BNPA – expressed their views on the address.

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Senate: Six Senators Debate Presidential Address

ISLAMABAD, August 28, 2013: The Senate continued to debate the presidential address to the parliament’s joint session on June 10, 2013 during the eighth sitting of the 97th session on Wednesday. Six Senators – three belonging to PPPP, two PML-N and one ANP – shared their views on the presidential address. Each senator spoke for approximately 10 minutes as stipulated by the Chair.

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Senate: Starts Debate on Presidential Address

ISLAMABAD, August 27, 2013: The Senate started debating the presidential address to the parliament’s joint sitting in June this year, during the seventh sitting of the 97th session, on Tuesday. The Leader of the Opposition opened the debate by expressed his views on the presidential address for 30 minutes. The Chairman presided over the sitting…

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Senate: Six Bills Introduced, Two Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, August 26, 2013: On the private members day in the Senate on Monday, six bills were introduced and two resolutions adopted during the sixth sitting of the 97th session. Of them, three bills proposed amendments in the constitution. An Independent Senator moved two bills seeking amendments in Article 1 (empowering the parliament to create new provinces) and Article 140A (local government elections) of the constitution respectively.

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Senate: The Civil Servants (Amendment) Ordinance Laid

ISLAMABAD, August 23, 2013: The Civil Servants (Amendment) Ordinance was introduced in the fifth sitting of the Senate’s 97th session on Friday. Additionally, a Special Committee presented a report on mass transport system for Islamabad. A discussion on the presidential address to the parliament’s joint session on June 10, 2013 was postponed till Tuesday.

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Senate: Motion on Petroleum Prices not Allowed

ISLAMABAD, August 22, 2013: An Adjournment Motion on increase in prices of petroleum was not allowed after it did not get required vote of 26 Senators during the fourth sitting of the 97th session on Thursday. The Ministry of Petroleum objected as an ANP Senator wanted to move the Adjournment Motion on increase in petroleum…

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Senate: Motion on Petroleum Prices not Allowed

ISLAMABAD, August 22, 2013: An Adjournment Motion on increase in prices of petroleum was not allowed after it did not get required vote of 26 Senators during the fourth sitting of the 97th session on Thursday. The Ministry of Petroleum objected as an ANP Senator wanted to move the Adjournment Motion on increase in petroleum prices. The Chair did not allow the motion as it only got 25 votes from the House.

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Senate: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, August 21, 2013: The Upper House on Wednesday witnessed low attendance of Senators as the debate on the August 15 standoff in Islamabad was concluded by the Interior Minister in the third sitting of the 97th session.

There were five Senators at the beginning of the sitting, 22 at the

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Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 20, 2013: The second sitting of ongoing 97th session of Senate was marked by low attendance as the Upper House debated the armed standoff in Islamabad on August 15.

Only 14 Senators were present at the outset while 22 were present at the end of the sitting.

Eleven Senators debated

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