Uper House Passes Two Bills

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2013: The Senate, which met for an hour and 32 minutes in the 16th sitting of the 91st session, passed the National Counter Terrorism Authority Bill 2013 and the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2013. Both are already passed by the National Assembly.

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Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2013: Starting 69 minutes late, the 15th sitting of the ongoing Senate’s 91st session was marked by low attendance of Senators as only one senator was present at the outset while 13 were there at the time of adjournment.

 

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Senate Debates Badami Bagh Incident

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2013: The Senate, which met for three hours and seven minutes in the 14th sitting of the 91st session on Monday, suspended its regular agenda to debate the incidentof Badami Bagh in Lahore. Tweleve members deliberated upon the issue for an hour and

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Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 07, 2013: The Senate, which met for an hour and eight minutes in the 12th sitting of the 91st session, was marked by low attendance as only nine members were present at the outset and 16 at the time of adjournment.

The Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs

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Senate: 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, March 06, 2013: The Senate, which met for three hours and 48 minutes in the 11th sitting of 91st session, passed the 24th Constitutional Amendment Bill for the creation of Bahawalpur Janoobi Punjab Province.

The main opposition party – PMLN – along with NP staged a walkout over passage of

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Senate: Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, March 05, 2013: The Senate, which met for two hours and 28 minutes in the 10th sitting of the 91st session, passed the Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill 2013.

An ordinance – the Federal Ombudsmen Institutional Reforms Ordinance 2013 – was laid and a

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Senate Debated Karachi Bomb Blast; Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, March 04, 2013: The Senators, in the 9th sitting of the ongoing 91st session, condemned the Karachi bomb blast by 21 points of order. Abolition of Discretionary Quotas in Housing Schemes Bill 2012 was unanimoulsy passed while the other bill, the Regulation of Foreign Contribution Bill 2013, was introduced and referred to the standing committee.

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Senate: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, February 27, 2013: Starting 52 minutes late, the 8th sitting of the ongoing Senate session was marked by low attendance. Only 11 senators were present at the outset while 22 were there at the adjournment. The quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting. However

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Senate: A single Bill Passed Amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 26, 2013: The seventh sitting of Senate’s 91st session witnessed passage of one bill amid low attendance of Senators. Eight were present at the outset and 32 at the adjournment whereas a maximum of 48 Senators was observed at one time.

The unanimously passed Islamabad Capital Territory Private Educational

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