Finance Bill Presented in Senate

ISLAMABAD, April 27, 2018:  Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs presented a copy of the Finance Bill 2018 in Senate on Friday, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of proceedings of first sitting of 277th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for 56…

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Senate Passes Bill to Extend SC and PHC Jurisdiction to FATA

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, April 13, 2018: The Senate, on Friday, passed a bill seeking to extend the jurisdiction of Supreme Court and Peshawar High Court (PHC) to Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA), observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fifth (last) sitting of…

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Opposition Walks Out from Senate against Tax-Amnesty Ordinances

ISLAMABAD, April 12, 2018: The Opposition walked out from the Senate proceedings on Thursday to protest against the presentation of the ordinances promulgated to give effect to tax amnesty scheme announced by the Prime Minister last week, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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Senate Condemns Attack on Afghan Seminary, Refers Six Bills to Committees

ISLAMABAD, April 11, 2018: The Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution to condemn airstrikes on a religious seminary in Kunduz in Afghanistan and also referred six government bills to relevant committees after their introduction, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the third sitting…

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Senate Observes the Constitution Day

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2018: The Senate observed its Constitution Day on Tuesday and discussed the theme on “Enhancement of Role and Powers of Senate of Pakistan; to protect the rights of the Federating Units”, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second…

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Senate Adopts Four Resolutions; Refers One Bill to Committee

ISLAMABAD, April 9, 2018: The Senate on Monday adopted four resolutions and referred a private member’s bill to the relevant committee for review, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first sitting of 276th session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for four hours and…

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Senate Elects Chairman, Deputy Chairman

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2018: The Senate elected its Chairman and Deputy Chairman as 52 senators took oath during the first sitting of the 275th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 13 minutes behind the schedule with 83 members present at the start and 37 at the time of…

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15th Parliamentary Year: Senate Stands for Parliamentary Supremacy, Intra-Institutional Dialogue

15th Parliamentary Year: Senate Stands for Parliamentary Supremacy, Intra-Institutional Dialogue

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2018: During the fifteenth Parliamentary Year ending in March 11, 2018, the Senate set outstanding benchmarks of punctuality, efficiency and responsiveness, critically intervening in issues of national importance through quality debates and impactful legislation. Under the visionary leadership of the outgoing Chairman Raza Rabbani, the House of Federation contributed towards consolidation of…

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Senate Completes 15th Parliamentary Year

ISLAMABAD, March 9, 2018: The Senate completed its 15th Parliamentary Year on Friday, after completing the fifth sitting and prorogation of the 274th session announced by the Chairman, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Upper House held 97 sittings during 14 sessions (261st – 274th) while eight sittings of…

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Senate Takes up Most of Its Agenda 

ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2018: The Senate took up most of its agenda on Thursday except a Calling Attention Notice (CAN) due to absence of its mover, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fourth sitting of 274th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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