Senate Passes One Bill, Discusses Military Courts Extension

ISLAMABAD, March 17, 2017: The Senate on Friday passed one bill and discussed the issue of extending the period of military courts for another two years, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The House held discussion on the extension of military courts, as the Senate Chairman, Leader of the Opposition…

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Senate Transacts Most of Agenda

Select Committee presents report on Right to Information Bill, 2016 ISLAMABAD, March 16, 2017: The Senate transacted most of its agenda and witnessed presentation of Select Committee’s report on the Right to Information Bill, 2016, on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House…

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Senate Discusses Census Issues, Transacts Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2017: The Senate took up a report and a Calling Attention Notice regarding the holding of census exercise across Pakistan amidst absence of the Chairman and Leaders of the House and the Opposition on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in the Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the…

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Government opposes Private Members’ Bill, Resolution in Senate

ISLAMABAD, March 13, 2017: The Senate witnessed adoption of a Private Member’s resolution and introduction of a constitutional amendment bill amid treasury’s opposition on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in the Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during seventh sitting of 260th session: Members’ Participation The Senate…

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Senate Condemns Blasphemous Content on Social Media

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2017: The Senate adopted a resolution condemning circulation of blasphemous content about religious personalities on social media on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during the sixth sitting of 260th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for…

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Senate Passes Three Government Bills, Discusses CCI Report

ISLAMABAD, March 9, 2017: The Senate passed three government bills and discussed the annual report of Council of Common Interests on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the House business during 5th sitting of 260th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours.…

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Women contribute 38% of Parliamentary Agenda during 2016-17

Women contribute 38% of Parliamentary Agenda during 2016-17

ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2017: Women contributed more than 38% agenda to parliamentary business during 2016-2017, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in a report on the performance of women parliamentarians issued on the eve of the International Women’s Day. According to the report, the women lawmakers in the National Assembly and the Senate contributed…

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Senate Takes Up Most of its Agenda

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2017: The Senate took up most of its agenda on Tuesday during the third sitting of its 260th session, reports Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are some key observations of the House business: Members’ Participation The Senate met for two hours and 11 minutes. The sitting…

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Senate Adopts Four Private Members’ Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 6, 2017: The Senate adopted four Private Members’ resolutions and witnessed introduction of six bills on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of Senate proceedings during 2nd sitting of its 260th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for four hours and 57 minutes. The…

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Ministerial Absence Leads to Adjournment of Senate Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 3, 2017: The absence of federal cabinet ministers during first sitting of the 260th session of Senate led to the adjournment of proceedings, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Chair adjourned the sitting for next Monday after getting annoyed over the ministerial absence and commenting on the…

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