Senate: Opposition Stages Walkout over Disappearance of Activists

ISLAMABAD, January 10, 2017: The entire opposition staged a walkout in the House of Federation after terming the reply of Minister for Interior unsatisfactory over the disappearance of rights activists, says Free and Fair Election Network on Tuesday. The opposition lawmakers started their protest at 1723 hours and did not return to the House till…

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Senate Adopts Three Resolutions, Passes Three Private Members’ Bills

House of Federation Discusses Disappearance of Rights Activists, Torture of Child Maid ISLAMABAD, January 9, 2017: The Senate on Monday discussed recent disappearance of four rights activists and alleged torture of 10-year-old child maid Tayyaba in Islamabad, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Eighteen lawmakers and Senate Chairman spoke on…

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257th Session: Senate Takes Up Heavy Agenda, Passes Four Bills

Chairman Reserves Ruling on Govt’s Decision to Place Five Regulatory Bodies under Ministries’ Control Prime Minister, PTI Parliamentary Leader Remain Absent Throughout Session The Senate took up heavy agenda during five sittings held between December 19, 2016 and December 23, 2016. It passed four bills, adopted three resolutions, and witnessed introduction of six legislative proposals…

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Opposition Stages Walkout in Senate over Ministerial Absence

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, December 23, 2016: The opposition lawmakers staged a walkout in the House of Federation over ministerial absence to respond to a Calling Attention Notice (CAN) related to recent PIA plane crash, says Free and Fair Election Network on Friday. Sponsored jointly by PTI and PPPP female lawmakers, the House took up a…

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Senate Discusses Quetta Inquiry Commission Report

ISLAMABAD, December 22, 2016: The Senate discussed report of the Commission on the incident of terrorism at Civil Hospital Quetta on August 8, 2016 during the fourth sitting of its ongoing 257th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. The House debated the report following an adjournment motion admitted…

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Senate Discusses Control of Regulatory Bodies under Ministries

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2016: The Senate discussed the government decision to place five regulatory bodies under control of ministries during third sitting of 257th session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. The Chairman took suo motu notice on it during the last sitting and wanted the government to brief…

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Senate Passes One Bill, Transacts Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2016: The Senate took up its entire agenda appearing on Orders of the Day on Tuesday during second sitting of 257th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House business: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours and 47…

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Senate Adopts Three Resolutions, Passes One Bill

Four Private Members’ Bills Introduced in the House of Federation ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2016: The Senate adopted three resolutions, including withdrawal of high denomination note of Rs. 5000 from circulation and passed one bill during first sitting of its 257th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following…

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Senate Passes the Panama Papers Inquiries Bill

ISLAMABAD, December 15, 2016: The Senate on Thursday passed the Panama Papers Inquiries Bill 2016 with majority vote, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of the 256th session. Members’ Participation The Senate met for four hours and nine minutes. The…

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MPs Interest in HR Issues Not Getting Matching Response from Govt

ISLAMABAD, December 10, 2016: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has browsed through the parliamentary data on human rights taken up by the legislators on floor of the Senate and the National Assembly during past three and a half years and found out mismatching response by the government over it, says a statement issued on…

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