Senate Extends Time for Committee Report on Elections Bill, 2017

ISLAMABAD, September 11, 2017: The Senate granted a week’s extension to the Standing Committee on Law and Justice for presentation of its report on the Elections Bill, 2017 which was due on Monday (today), observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of the first…

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Senate Takes Up Heavy Agenda; Rejects US Statements about Pakistan

Passes Right of Access to Information Bill during 266th Session Elections Bill 2017 referred to Committee; Report likely to be presented on Sept 11, 2017 PM holds in-camera briefing on Tethyan Copper Company’s case ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2017: The Senate took up heavy agenda during its 266th session, by passing six bills, adopting nine resolutions and referring 25 bills,…

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Senate Adopts Committee’s Report on US Afghan-South Asia Policy

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2017: The Senate adopted a report of the Committee of the Whole regarding preparation of policy guidelines in light of US President’s Afghan-South Asia policy statement during last sitting of the 266th session on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings…

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Senate Adopts Four Resolutions, Refers One Bill to Committee

ISLAMABAD, August 28, 2017: The Senate on Monday adopted four resolutions and witnessed introduction of a bill which was referred to the relevant committee for further consideration, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of the sixth sitting of 266th session: Members’ Participation The Senate…

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Elections Bill 2017 Referred to Senate Standing Committee

ISLAMABAD, August 25, 2017: The Senate referred two government bills to the relevant standing committees on the opposition’s demand, including the Elections Bill 2017, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings of fifth sitting of 266th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours…

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Senate Briefed on Pakistan’s Perspective over US South Asia Policy

PM holds in-camera briefing on Tethyan Copper Company’s case ISLAMABAD, August 24, 2017: The Prime Minister on Thursday briefed the Senate on Tethyan Copper Company’s case while the Foreign Minister took the lawmakers into confidence over Pakistan’s perspective on the United States new policy for South Asia, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in…

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Senate Discusses US President’s Remarks about Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, August 23, 2017: The Senate on Wednesday discussed US President’s new strategy for South Asia as well as Afghanistan and also his remarks about Pakistan, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during third sitting of 266th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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Senate Passes Right of Access to Information Bill 2017

ISLAMABAD, August 22, 2017: The Senate passed two government bills on Tuesday including the Right of Access to Information Bill 2017, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during second sitting of 266th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and 25 minutes.…

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Senate Passes Two Bills, Refers 21 to Committees

ISLAMABAD, August 21, 2017: The Senate on Monday passed two private members’ bills and referred 21 other legislative proposals to the relevant Standing Committees after their introduction on floor of the House, observes the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet. The newly-elected PML-N and PPPP lawmakers took oath of the membership. Following…

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