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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Sindh Assembly: Local Government Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, August 19, 2013: The Sindh Assembly passed the Sindh Local Government Bill and the Sindh Universities Laws (Amendment) Bill amid the opposition’s protests in the first sitting of the fifth session on Monday. Led by the Leader of the Opposition, MQM legislators staged a protest against the passage of the Sindh Local Government Bill for three minutes.

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Senate: Three Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, August 19, 2013: The Senate unanimously adopted three supplementary resolutions in the first sitting of the 97th session on Monday, as the House did not take up any of agenda items on the Orders of the Day. Through resolutions moved by PML-N and PPPP Senators, the Upper House condemned the incidents of unprovoked Indian…

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Senate: Points of Order Consume 86% Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2013: Points of order consumed 86% of the first sitting of the Senate’s 96th session on Monday as Senators expressed views on the rescheduling of the Presidential election.

On 11 points of order, the members on the opposition benches criticized the decision to reschedule

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Senate: 46 Senators Take Part in Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2013: Forty-six Senators took part in the debate on the federal budget during the 95th session of the Upper House, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report released on Saturday.

Senate’s Standing Committee on Finance

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Senate Approves Recommendations on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 21, 2013: The Senate unanimously approved recommendations on the Finance Bill 2013 in the eighth sitting of the 95th session on Friday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings.

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Senate: Eight Senators Debate Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 20, 2013: As many as eight Senators took part in the debate on budget during the seventh sitting of the 95th session on Thursday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet based on direct observation of the proceedings.  

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Senate: Debate on Budget Amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, June 19, 2013: Starting 32 minutes late, the sixth sitting of the 95th session was marked by low attendance as the Upper House also adopted a resolution to condemn the suicide attack in Mardan.

Six Senators were present at the outset while

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Senate: Discussion on Annual Budget Statement Continues

ISLAMABAD, June 18, 2013: Eight Senators took part in the debate on budget in the fifth sitting of the 95th session of the Upper House on Tuesday. Meeting 32 minutes behind schedule, the sitting lasted two hours and 36 minutes.

Eight Senators – one each of ANP, MQM, PMLF, JUIF, PMLN

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