Senate Continues Budget Debate, Transacts Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, June 5, 2017: The Senate on Monday transacted its entire business while continuing the discussion on the Federal Budget 2017-18, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.  Following are key observations of the proceedings of 7th sitting of 263rd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours and 23 minutes.…

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Debate on Finance Bill Consumes 56% of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 2, 2017: The Senate continued the discussion on Finance Bill, 2017 consuming 61 minutes of the proceedings on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.  Following are key observations of the proceedings during 6th sitting of 263rd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for an hour and 49…

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Senate Takes Up Islamic Military Alliance Issue

ISLAMABAD, June 1, 2017: The Senate of Pakistan took up Calling Attention Notices regarding Islamic Military Alliance and Indian role in Afghanistan while continuing the discussion on Budget 2017-18, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.  Following are key observations of the proceedings of 5th sitting of 263rd session: Members’ Participation The…

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President Addresses Parliament Amidst Opposition’s Protest

ISLAMABAD, June 1, 2017: The President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain addressed both Houses of the Parliament assembled together on beginning of the fifth and parliamentary year of the National Assembly amidst opposition’s protest against the government on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The Article 56 (3) of the Constitution requires the President…

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Senate Continues Debate on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 31, 2017: The Senate of Pakistan continued debate on a motion to make recommendations to the National Assembly on Finance Bill, 2017, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Wednesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of 4th sitting of 263rd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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Senate Takes Up Budget Discussion, Regular Agenda

ISLAMABAD, May 30, 2017: The Senate continued discussion on the Finance Bill 2017 while also transacting its regular business on Tuesday, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of third sitting of 263rd session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for four hours and one minute. The…

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Senate Begins Discussion on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 29, 2017: The House of Federation began discussion on the Finance Bill 2017 and transacted the entire business appearing on the Orders of the Day on Monday, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of second sitting of 263rd session: Members’ Participation The Senate…

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Finance Bill Presented in Senate

ISLAMABAD, May 26, 2017: The Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization presented a copy of the Finance Bill 2017 in Senate on Friday, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of proceedings of first sitting of 263rd session: Members’ Participation The…

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Three-Sitting Session Passes Six Bills, Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 16, 2017: The Upper House of Parliament passed six government bills and adopted three resolutions during opposition-requisitioned 262nd session held between May 11, 2017 and May 15, 2017. The requisitioned session held discussion on various issues including lynching of Mashal Khan; disallowing leaders of a political party from holding of Press Conference at…

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Senate Passes Six Bills, Refers RTI Bill to Committee

ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2017: The Senate session was prorogued on Monday after passing six government bills and referring the Right of Access to Information Bill, 2017 to the standing committee, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings during third and last sitting of the Senate’s 262nd session requisitioned by…

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