Senate: Session’s Last Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2012: Starting an hour and four minutes late, the 7th and the last sitting of the 88th session of Senate was marked by low attendance as only six senators were present at the outset and 21 were there at the adjournment of the sitting.

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Senate: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2012: Only six Senators were observed to be present at the outset and 22 at the adjournment of the 5th sitting of the ongoing 88th session of the Senate. Starting 53 minutes late, the sitting met for two hours and 26 minutes.

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Private Members’ Day Witnesses Low Attendance of Senators

ISLAMABAD, December 17, 2012: Only four Senators were observed to be present at the outset of the 4th sitting of the ongoing Senate’s session, which met for two hours and seven minutes. The sitting, which started 41 minutes late, adopted a Resolution to establish shelter houses

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Low Attendance Sitting meets for 95 minutes

ISLAMABAD, December 14, 2012: Starting 51 minutes late, the 3rd sitting of the ongoing 88th session continued to witness low attendance of Senators as only eleven Senators (11% of the total membership) were present at the start, while 21 (20%) were there when the sitting was adjourned.

 Additionally, the parliamentary leaders

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 13, 2012: Starting 30 minutes behind the schedule, the second sitting of the 88th session continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only five Senators were present at the outset and 26 were there when the sitting was adjourned. Parliamentary leaders of MQM, BNPA, NP

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First Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 12, 2012: Starting 35 minutes late, the first sitting of Senate’s 88th session was marked by low attendance of Senators.

Only six legislators were present when the sitting started whereas 15 were there at the time of adjournment.

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Most of agenda items left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 23, 2012: Protests and walkouts by the coalition partners and opposition parties over law and order along with low attendance of Senators marked the Senate’s 87th session, which left 73% of the agenda items unaddressed, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Friday.

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Senate: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2012: Starting 32 minutes late, the ninth sitting of 87th session on Monday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only four were present at the outset while 28 were there at the adjournment. The sitting witnessed a five-minute token protest by a PPPP Member over not getting the permission to speak regarding the judiciary.

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