Ministerial Absence Leads to Adjournment of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 3, 2017: The absence of federal cabinet ministers during first sitting of the 260th session of Senate led to the adjournment of proceedings, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Chair adjourned the sitting for next Monday after getting annoyed over the ministerial absence and commenting on the…

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Senate Adopts Four Resolutions, Passes One Bill

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, February 20, 2017: The Senate adopted four private members’ resolutions and passed a bill on Monday during last (6th) sitting of its 259th session, says Free and Fair Election Network. The Chair in his ruling rejected the government’s decision to place five regulatory bodies under the administrative control of the respective ministries…

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Senate Holds In-Camera Briefing on Recent Terrorist Attacks

ISLAMABAD, February 17, 2017: The Senate held an in-camera briefing on Friday by State Minister for Interior on recent wave of terrorism in the country, says Free and Fair Election Network. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of Senate’s 259th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for four hours and 10…

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Senate Chairman Not Satisfied with Law & Order Briefing

ISLAMABAD, February 16, 2017: The Senate Chairman expressed dissatisfaction over the briefing given by Minister of State for Interior on the law and order situation with particular reference to the recent wave of terrorism in the country, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. After 18 minutes of briefing, the Chairman…

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Senate Transacts Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, February 15, 2017: The House of Federation transacted its entire business appeared on the Orders of the Day on Wednesday, while the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition remained absent during third consecutive day, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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Senate Witnesses Introduction of Four Bills

Opposition stages walkout against dropping FATA reforms agenda from Cabinet meeting ISLAMABAD, February 14, 2017: The Senate witnessed introduction of four bills and transacted most of its agenda on the Orders of the Day on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Leader of the Opposition and the Prime…

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Senate Adopts Seven Resolutions; Five Bills Introduced

ISLAMABAD, February 13, 2017: The Senate adopted seven resolutions and witnessed introduction of five Private Members’ bills in the absence of Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during first sitting of Senate’s 259th session:…

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258th Session: HR Issues Haunt Senate

Upper House Transacts Heavy Agenda PM Remains Absent Throughout Session Four Bills Passed, Seven Resolutions Adopted ISLAMABAD, January 20, 2017: The human rights issues echoed in the Senate during 258th session as the lawmakers discussed kidnapping of the bloggers, alleged torture of a 10-year-old child-maid while the House passed a bill to ensure right of vote…

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Senate Session Prorogued after Transacting Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, January 20, 2017: The Senate transacted its entire agenda on Friday during 10th and last sitting of the 258th session, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours and 37 minutes. The sitting started two minutes…

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Senate Transacts Most of its Agenda

ISLAMABAD, January 19, 2017: The Senate transacted most of its agenda on Thursday, while the proceedings remained suspended for some time due to the absence of State Minister for Interior observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the proceedings of 9th sitting of 258th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met…

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