Leader of the Opposition speaks on budget for 77% of sitting time

ISLAMABAD, June 4, 2012: Starting 45 minutes late, the second sitting of Senate’s 82nd session, which met for three hours and eight minutes, witnessed low attendance by Senators on Monday. With 16 legislators present at the start and 24 when the sitting was adjourned, a maximum of 46 Senators were observed at any time of the sitting.

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Senate sitting lasts 14 minutes as budget presented

ISLAMABAD, June 1, 2012: As the federal budget for 2012-13 was presented in the first sitting of Senate’s 82nd session, PMLN Senators protested on the issue of Supreme Court’s verdict in the contempt case against the Prime Minister. The Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue presented the budgetary proposals.

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Protests, walkouts mar Senate session; consume 34% of time

ISLAMABAD, May 11, 2012: Protests and walkouts by opposition parties and coalition partners interrupting regular proceedings, and low attendance of Senators marked the Senate’s 81st session, leaving 54% of the agenda items listed on the Orders of the Day unaddressed, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Friday.

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Senate witnesses two protests by PMLN and PML

ISLAMABAD, May 10, 2012: The eighth sitting of Senate’s 81st session on Wednesday witnessed a walkout by the opposition PMLN over the Prime Minister’s conviction in the contempt case and a protest by a government ally, PML, over power outages and ministerial absence.

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Walkouts by coalition partners and opposition

ISLAMABAD, May 9, 2012: The seventh sitting of Senate’s 81st session, which met for two hours and 17 minutes, witnessed walkouts by the opposition and the coalition partners of the government over the prime minister’s conviction and the provincial autonomy.

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PMLN again boycotts proceedings

ISLAMABAD, May 4, 2012: PMLN Senators again boycotted the fourth sitting of the Senate’s 81st Session over the issue of the Prime Minister’s conviction in the contempt case as the House witnessed low attendance.

Only nine Senators were present at the start and

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PMLN again boycotts proceedings

ISLAMABAD, May 4, 2012: PMLN Senators again boycotted the fourth sitting of the Senate’s 81st Session over the issue of the Prime Minister’s conviction in the contempt case as the House witnessed low attendance.

Only nine Senators were present at the start and 25 were there when the sitting, which lasted

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PMLN boycotts proceedings

ISLAMABAD, May 3, 2012: The third sitting of Senate’s 81st session witnessed a walkout by PMLN legislators demanding resignation of the Prime Minister after his conviction in the contempt case. The PMLN Senators did not return to the House. The House witnessed low attendance as only eight Senators were present at the start and 16 were there when the sitting was adjourned.

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