Senate: Discussion on Annual Budget Statement Continues

ISLAMABAD, June 18, 2013: Eight Senators took part in the debate on budget in the fifth sitting of the 95th session of the Upper House on Tuesday. Meeting 32 minutes behind schedule, the sitting lasted two hours and 36 minutes.

Eight Senators –


Senators Show Less Interest in Budgetary Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, June 17, 2013: The 4th sitting of the ongoing 95th Senate session witnessed low attendance as Senators continued to debate the Annual Budget Statement. Only six senators were present at the start while 17 were there at the adjournment. Senators showed less interest in the budgetary proposals as only four senators – two PPPP,…


Senate: Budget Debated Amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2013: The Senate continued to debate federal budget during the third sitting of the 95th session on Sunday as the Upper House also unanimously adopted a resolution to condemn the attack on female students in Quetta.

The sitting, which lasted two hours and 16 minutes, was marked by


Debate on Budget Begins in Senate

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2013: The Senate opened debate on the federal budget in the second sitting of the 95th session which met for two hours and 28 minutes on Saturday. Three Senators spoke about the budget for an hour and eleven minutes.


Budget Presented in Senate

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2013: The Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization presented the federal budget 2013-14 in the first sitting of the 95th session on Wednesday. After the 18th Constitutional Amendment, the Senate provides recommendations on the budget to


Senate: Session Called off After the First Sitting

ISLAMABAD, May 02, 2013: The 93rd session of Senate was prorogued after the first sitting which met for three hours and 28 minutes on Thursday.

Only eight Senators were present at the outset while 14 were there at the time of adjournment.


Senate: Resolution Adopted Against Former President

ISLAMABAD, April 19, 2013: The Senate’s fourth sitting of the 92nd session, which met for an hour and 15 minutes, unanimously adopted a resolution demanding to try former President Gen. (R) Pervez Musharraf under article 6 of the constitution for abrogating the constitution.


92nd Session of Senate: 60% of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, April 19, 2013:  The 92nd session of Senate was marked by low interest of Senators, persistent lack of quorum and points of order interrupting regular proceedings as the upper house left 60% of the agenda unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report


Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, April 18, 2013: Starting 35 minutes late, the third sitting of the 92nd session of Senate witnessed low attendance of the senators. Only four senators were present at the outset while 13 were observed at the time of adjournment.

The house discussed the excessive load shedding of electricity as the


Sitting Marked by Low Interest, Ministerial Absence

  • Points of Order Consume 70% of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, April 16, 2013: Starting 41 minutes late, the second sitting of the ongoing 92nd session of Senate was marked by low attendance of Senators, ministerial absence and Points of Order interrupting the regular proceedings