Requisitioned Senate Session Discusses Political Situation in Country

ISLAMABAD, July 20, 2018: The Senate held discussion on a Motion under Rule 218 regarding prevailing law and order and political situation in the country on Friday, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of first sitting of 280th session requisitioned by the treasury lawmakers:…

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Senate Condemns Terror Attack in Mastung

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, July 16, 2018: The Upper House on Monday adopted a resolution to condemn the terrorist attack in Mastunq which claimed around 150 lives and left hundreds of people badly injured, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fifth (last)…

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Senate Discusses Role of Caretaker Govt. in GE-2018 Preparations

ISLAMABAD, July 13, 2018: The Senate on Friday discussed the preparations by caretaker government for holding peaceful as well as free and fair elections on July 25, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fourth sitting of the 279th session: Members’ Participation…

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Senate Takes Up Most of Its Agenda; Discusses Political Issues

ISLAMABAD, July 12, 2018: The Senate on Thursday took up most of its agenda appearing on `Orders of the Day” and debated recent political developments in the country, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the third sitting of the 279th session: Members’…

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Senate Adopts Resolution to Condemn Peshawar Suicide Attack

ISLAMABAD, July 11, 2018: The Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution to condemn the killing of Barrister Haroon Bilour and other ANP workers in a suicide attack in Peshawar, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second sitting of the 279th session:…

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Senate Discusses Political Situation, Adopts Resolution to Abolish Riba

ISLAMABAD, July 9, 2018: The Senate on Monday adopted a resolution to abolish Riba and discussed the political situation in the perspective of upcoming general elections, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first sitting of the 279th session: Members’ Participation The…

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Senate Passes Constitutional Amendment to Merge FATA with KP, PATA with Provinces

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, May 25, 2018:  The Senate on Friday passed a Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2018 clearing the way for the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Provincially Administered Tribal Area (PATA) with the respective Provinces, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are…

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Three Bills Introduced in Senate

ISLAMABAD, May 24, 2018:  The Senate on Thursday witnessed introduction of three government bills which were referred to the relevant committees for further consideration, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first sitting of 278th session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for 42 minutes. The…

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Senate Passes 16 Bills, Makes 156 Recommendations on Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, May 18, 2018: The Senate passed 14 government bills and two private members’ bills during the 277th session that continued between April 27, 2018 and May 15, 2018.

The session comprising 12 sittings also adopted three resolutions and took up four Calling Attention Notices (CANs). According to FAFEN’s headcounts, on an average, 18 (17%) lawmakers were present at the commencement and 17 (16%) at the adjournment of each sitting. Senate’s official attendance records show an average 64 of (62%) members present during each sitting.

On average, the sittings started four minutes behind the scheduled time while the average duration of each sitting remained two hours and 47 minutes. The Chairman attended ten out of 12 sittings and presided over 79% of the proceedings while the Deputy Chairman attended only two sitting and presided over 21% of the proceedings.

The Leader of the House attended 57% proceedings during 11 sittings while the Leader of the Opposition attended 60% of the proceedings during 10 sittings. The Prime Minister did not attend any of the sittings. According to the Senate’s Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business, 2012, the Prime Minister is required to attend the Prime Minister’s Zero Hour (last half hour of each sitting) at least once in every week when the Senate is in session. Read More >>

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