Senate Budget Debate Marred By Rumpus

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2014: The tussle between treasury and the Chair marred the debate on Finance Bill during seventh sitting of the Senate’s 105th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the House. Only one lawmaker, belonging to PPPP, spoke on the budgetary…

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Six Lawmakers Debate Finance Bill in Senate

ISLAMABAD, June 11, 2014: Six Senators expressed their views on a motion to make recommendations to National Assembly on the Finance Bill, 2014 on Wednesday during sixth sitting of 105th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet based on direct observation of the House. Two lawmakers belonging to PPPP and…

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Senate: Opposition Stages Walkout against Ministers’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, June 10, 2014: The opposition in the Upper House staged a walkout against the absence of ministers and later opened debate on the federal budget 2014-15 during the 5th sitting of its 105th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The sitting started 56 minutes behind schedule.…

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Senate Discusses Karachi, Balochistan Attacks

ISLAMABAD, June 9, 2014: The Upper House of the Parliament suspended regular agenda and discussed terrorist attacks on Karachi Airport, pilgrims’ bus in Taftan, Balochistan that consumed 81 per cent of the proceedings time during 4th sitting of the 105th session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Fourteen…

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Senate to Start Budget Discussion on Monday

Points of Order Consume 73% of the Proceedings’ Time ISLAMABAD, June 6, 2014: The Senate could not start general discussion on the fiscal budget 2014-15 on Friday, however, 12 points of order consumed 73 per cent of the proceedings’ time during 3rd sitting of the 105th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in…

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Senate Passes Five Government Bills

ISLAMABAD, June 04, 2014: The Senate of Pakistan cleared five government bills on Wednesday during second sitting of 105th session, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) based on direct observation of the House. The House passed the Anti-terrorism (Amendment) Bill, 2014, The Anti-terrorism (Second Amendment) Bill, 2014, The Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils (Amendment)…

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Budget Presented in Senate, PM Attends Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 3, 2014: The Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization laid the Finance Bill, 2014, containing the Annual Budget Statement during the first sitting of the 105th session on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). After the 18th Constitutional Amendment, the Senate provides recommendations on the budget…

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President Addresses Joint Sitting of the Parliament

ISLAMABAD, June 2, 2014: The President of Pakistan addressed the second joint sitting of the parliament amid a boycott by four opposition parties over the Prime Minister’s failure to attend the sessions of the Senate, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

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Punjab Assembly Passes Eight Bills, Adopts Ten Resolutions amid Protests

ISLAMABAD, May 29, 2014: The Punjab Assembly witnessed an uproar in the House during the eighth session as the opposition parties protested against the treasury on various issues. The House passed eight bills and adopted ten resolutions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report issued on Thursday. The House, however, did…

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Punjab Assembly Session Prorogued; Two Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, May 28, 2014: The Punjab Assembly adopted two resolutions relating to Youm-e-Takbir and declaring the birthday of Baba Guru Nanak as a public holiday during 9th sitting of the 8th session on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. The Chair, however, did not allow the Leader of the Opposition…

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