Senate: Relatively Better Attendance Observed

ISLAMABAD, October 9, 2012: Starting an hour late, the second sitting of 86th session on Tuesday witnessed relatively better attendance of Senators towards the end of the sitting – 40– than the previous sitting. However, only 16 were present at the outset of the sitting.

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Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 8, 2012: Starting an hour and 13 minutes late, the first sitting of 86th session on Monday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Fourteen were present at the outset while 26 were there at the adjournment.

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Senate sitting condemns attack on Malala

ISLAMABAD, October 10, 2012: The Upper House on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the attack on 14-year old girls’ rights activist Malala Yousafzai. The resolution was moved by an ANP Senator. Starting 38 minutes late, the third sitting of 86th session on Wednesday witnessed low attendance of Senators.

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85th Session of Senate: Half of agenda items left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, September 8, 2012: Protests and walkouts by the opposition parties and coalition partners over petroleum prices and law and order along with low attendance of Senators marked Senate’s 85th session, leaving 52% of the agenda items unaddressed, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Saturday.

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Senate debates law and order

ISLAMABAD, September 7, 2012: Starting 45 minutes late, the fifth sitting of the 85th session on Friday witnessed a walkout by Senators of a government ally – ANP – over issuance of the local government ordinance for Sindh.

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Low Attendance Sitting Debates Law and Order

ISLAMABAD, September 6, 2012: The fourth sitting of the 85th session of Senate lasted two hours and 56 minutes on Thursday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only six were present when the proceedings began while 13 were there at the adjournment of the sitting.

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Sitting Marked by Ministerial Absence

ISLAMABAD, September 5, 2012: Starting 40 minutes behind schedule, the third sitting of Senate’s 85th session witnessed a 25-minute protest by the ANP, JUIF, PML and MQM Senators. They expressed their reservations over the responses received during the question hour.

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First sitting marked by low attendance of Senators

ISLAMABAD, September 3, 2012: Starting 40 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of Senate’s 85th session witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only 13 Senators were present at the outset of the sitting while 21 were there when it was adjourned.

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Sitting marked by low attendance of Senators

ISLAMABAD, August 3, 2012: The debate on the law and order in Balochistan was wrapped up in the sixth and the last sitting of Senate’s 84th session, which met for two hours and 54 minutes on Friday. The Interior Minister spoke on the Motion for two hours and 14 minutes.

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