Senate Approves Amendment in Elections Act, 2017

ISLAMABAD, November 17, 2017: The Senate passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2017 that seeks to insert a new clause in the Elections Act, 2017 regarding status of Ahmadis, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its DailyFactsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of first sitting of 270th session: Members’ Participation The…

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269th Senate Session: Six Bills, 16 Resolutions Passed

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2017: The Senate passed six legislative bills and adopted 16 resolutions during the 269th session that continued between October 23, 2017 and November 10, 2017. The session comprising 15 sittings was the longest session of the ongoing (15th) parliamentary year of the Senate. With an average of 12% Senators present at the…

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Senate Prorogued Amidst Ministerial Absence

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2017: The Chairman of the Senate announced prorogation of the 269th session on Friday without taking up the scheduled business due to absence of the concerned ministers, observes Free and Fair Election Network in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 15th sitting of Senate’s 269th session:  Members’ Participation The…

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Senate Pays Tribute to Allama Iqbal

ISLAMABAD, November 9, 2017: The Senate on Thursday held debate to pay tribute to national poet and philosopher Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal on eve of his 140th birth anniversary, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 14th sitting of the Senate’s 269th session: Members’ Participation…

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Senate Discusses Reservations over Census Exercise

ISLAMABAD, November 8, 2017: The Senate, on Wednesday, held discussion over the reservations expressed by various quarters on the conduct of recently-held population and houses census in the country, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during 13th sitting of the Senate’s 269th session:…

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Senate Transacts Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, November 7, 2017: The Senate on Tuesday took up the entire agenda appearing on Orders of the Day and debated power of the State Institutions, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during twelfth sitting of 269th session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for four hours and…

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Senate Passes Two Bills, Adopts Three Resolutions on Private Member’s Day

ISLAMABAD, November 6, 2017: The Senate passed two private member’s bills and adopted three resolutions on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during eleventh sitting of the 269th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and 32 minutes while the proceedings remained suspended…

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Senate Passes One Bill, Continues Debate on Powers of State Institutions

  ISLAMABAD, November 3, 2017: The Senate on Friday passed the Marine Insurance Bill, 2017 and continued debate on powers of State Institutions, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during tenth sitting of the 269th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours…

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Senate Holds Discussion on Powers of State Institutions

ISLAMABAD, November 2, 2017: The Senate debated the trichotomy of power among state institutions on Thursday and adopted a report of the Functional Committee on Human Rights on plights of the Rohingya Muslims, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are the key observations of the House proceedings during ninth sitting of the…

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Senate Takes Up Most of its Agenda

ISLAMABAD, November 1, 2017: The Senate on Wednesday took up most of its agenda and concluded debate on the recent visit of the US Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to Pakistan, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House proceedings during eighth sitting of the 269th session: Members’ Participation…

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