Senate Adopts Resolution to Disapprove NAB Amendment Ordinance

ISLAMABAD, January 18, 2017: The Senate on Wednesday adopted a resolution with majority vote to disapprove the National Accountability (Amendment) Ordinance 2017, in the absence of Prime Minister, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are key observations of the 8th sitting of Senate’s 258th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours…

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Senate Passes the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill

ISLAMABAD, January 17, 2017: The Senate took up its entire agenda on Tuesday and also passed the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill, 2016, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Some key observations of the 7th sitting of Senate’s 258th session are as follows: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and eight minutes. The…

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Senate Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, January 16, 2017: The Senate adopted three resolutions and witnessed introduction of two private members’ bills on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during sixth sitting of Senate’s 258th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and 57 minutes.…

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Senate Takes up FATA issues besides Abductions of Activists

ISLAMABAD, January 13, 2017: The Senate discussed the issues of infant deaths and construction of cadet colleges in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) besides kidnappings of human rights activists, observes Free and Fair Election Network on Friday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during fifth sitting of Senate’s 258th session:  Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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Senate Takes Notice of another Abducted Rights Activist

ISLAMABAD, January 12, 2017: The Senate Chairman took notice of the disappearance of another rights activist from Islamabad and directed the State Minister for Interior to brief the august House on the issue in the next sitting, observes Free and Fair Election Network on Thursday. The abducted person was the fifth rights activist kidnapped during…

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Senate Transacts Entire Business

Govt gives policy statement on new role of former Army Chief ISLAMABAD, January 11, 2017: The Senate transacted the entire business on Wednesday, while the government gave policy statement on the issue of new role of former Army Chief, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The entire opposition staged a walkout for five minutes…

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Senate: Opposition Stages Walkout over Disappearance of Activists

ISLAMABAD, January 10, 2017: The entire opposition staged a walkout in the House of Federation after terming the reply of Minister for Interior unsatisfactory over the disappearance of rights activists, says Free and Fair Election Network on Tuesday. The opposition lawmakers started their protest at 1723 hours and did not return to the House till…

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Senate Adopts Three Resolutions, Passes Three Private Members’ Bills

House of Federation Discusses Disappearance of Rights Activists, Torture of Child Maid ISLAMABAD, January 9, 2017: The Senate on Monday discussed recent disappearance of four rights activists and alleged torture of 10-year-old child maid Tayyaba in Islamabad, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Eighteen lawmakers and Senate Chairman spoke on…

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257th Session: Senate Takes Up Heavy Agenda, Passes Four Bills

Chairman Reserves Ruling on Govt’s Decision to Place Five Regulatory Bodies under Ministries’ Control Prime Minister, PTI Parliamentary Leader Remain Absent Throughout Session The Senate took up heavy agenda during five sittings held between December 19, 2016 and December 23, 2016. It passed four bills, adopted three resolutions, and witnessed introduction of six legislative proposals…

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Opposition Stages Walkout in Senate over Ministerial Absence

Session Prorogued ISLAMABAD, December 23, 2016: The opposition lawmakers staged a walkout in the House of Federation over ministerial absence to respond to a Calling Attention Notice (CAN) related to recent PIA plane crash, says Free and Fair Election Network on Friday. Sponsored jointly by PTI and PPPP female lawmakers, the House took up a…

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