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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Senate: Three Private Members’ Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, February 25, 2013: The sixth sitting of Senate’s 91st session witnessed passage of three private members’ bills amid low attendance of Senators. Six were present at outset and 26 at the adjournment whereas a maximum of 36 Senators was observed at one time.

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Senate: A Single Agenda Item Addressed

ISLAMABAD, February 22, 2013: Starting 51 minutes late, the fifth sitting of 91st session which met for an hour and six minutes on Friday witnessed relatively higher members attendance as sixty senators were present at the outset while 25 at the adjournment.

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Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 21, 2013: Starting 37 minutes late, the fourth sitting of 91st session which met for only 22 minutes on Thursday, witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only five senators were present at the outset while 22 were there at the adjournment.

The Leader of the House did not attend

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Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, February 20, 2013: Starting 35 minutes late, the third sitting of the ongoing 91st session of Senate continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only four Senators were present at the outset while 17 were there at the adjournment. Seven Senators spoke on the Adjournment Motion about the recent Quetta Bomb Blast.  A JUIF…

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