Senate Discusses Need of Parliamentary Oversight in Intl’ Arbitration Cases

ISLAMABAD, December 12, 2017: The Senate, on Tuesday, transacted most of its agenda and discussed the need of Parliamentary oversight in key international arbitration cases, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second sitting of the 271st session.  Members’ Participation The Senate met for two…

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Senate Expresses Solidarity with Palestinians 

ISLAMABAD, December 11, 2017: The Senate, on Monday, adjourned its sitting to express solidarity with the Palestinians after adopting a resolution condemning the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first sitting of the 271st session.…

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Senate Passes Two Bills, Eight Resolutions during 270th Session

Constitutional Amendment on Delimitation Left Unaddressed ISLAMABAD, November 28, 2017: The 270th Session of the Senate was prorogued without considering the Constitution (Amendment) Bill 2017. The House passed two bills and eight resolutions during the session. The session, comprising five sittings, continued from November 17, 2017 till November 27, 2017. With an average of 17%…

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Senate Session Ends without Taking up Constitutional Amendment

Upper House Adopts Five Resolutions Before Being Prorogued ISLAMABAD, November 27, 2017: The Senate adopted five resolutions on Monday but could not take up the constitutional amendment bill on reallocation of National Assembly seats due to low attendance of lawmakers, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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Senate Discusses Free Trade Agreements with China

ISLAMABAD, November 24, 2017: The Senate debated an Adjournment Motion on Friday regarding the implications of the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) signed with China, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fourth sitting of the 270th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two…

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Senate Debates Increase in Petroleum Prices

ISLAMABAD, November 22, 2017: The Senate held a discussion on an Adjournment Motion regarding recent increase in the prices of the petroleum products, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet on Wednesday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of third sitting of 270th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two…

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Senate Fails to Take up Constitutional Amendment Bill due to Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2017: The Senate on Monday did not consider the constitutional amendment regarding reallocation of the National Assembly’s seats among federating units due to low attendance of lawmakers, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet Following are key observations of the proceedings of second sitting of 270th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met…

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Senate Approves Amendment in Elections Act, 2017

ISLAMABAD, November 17, 2017: The Senate passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2017 that seeks to insert a new clause in the Elections Act, 2017 regarding status of Ahmadis, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its DailyFactsheet on Friday. Following are key observations of the proceedings of first sitting of 270th session: Members’ Participation The…

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269th Senate Session: Six Bills, 16 Resolutions Passed

ISLAMABAD, November 10, 2017: The Senate passed six legislative bills and adopted 16 resolutions during the 269th session that continued between October 23, 2017 and November 10, 2017. The session comprising 15 sittings was the longest session of the ongoing (15th) parliamentary year of the Senate. With an average of 12% Senators present at the…

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