Three-Sitting Session Passes Six Bills, Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, May 16, 2017: The Upper House of Parliament passed six government bills and adopted three resolutions during opposition-requisitioned 262nd session held between May 11, 2017 and May 15, 2017. The requisitioned session held discussion on various issues including lynching of Mashal Khan; disallowing leaders of a political party from holding of Press Conference at…

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261st Session: Senate Witnesses Decline in Lawmakers’ Attendance

Ministerial absence leads to adjournment of sitting sine die Government’s reply to 14% questions not received ISLAMABAD, April 26, 2017: The Upper House of Parliament witnessed slight decline in the attendance of lawmakers during 261st session as compared to the previous session. The ministerial absence and no-response from the relevant departments in responding to the…

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260th Session: Senate Gives Nod to Revival of Military Courts

260th Session: Senate Gives Nod to Revival of Military Courts

Prime Minister Attends Sitting After Almost Two Years ISLAMABAD: The 14-sitting longest-ever session since 2013 took up heavy agenda, as it passed eight bills, including Constitutional amendment to revive military courts, adopted nine resolutions, and witnessed introduction of 14 legislative proposals during March 3, 2017 and March 28, 2017, reveals 260th session report of the…

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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 Transacts Most of Agenda, Adopts 11 Resolutions

Senate Transacts Most of Agenda, Adopts 11 Resolutions

Chairman Rejects Placement of Five Regulatory Bodies under Ministries Control 12 Lawmakers including Opposition Leader Skip Entire Session ISLAMABAD: The Senate disposed of heavy agenda during six sittings of 259th session held between February 13, 2017 and February 20, 2017, and passed three bills, including two private members’ bills, and the Hindu Marriage Bill, 2016.…

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258th Session: HR Issues Haunt Senate

Upper House Transacts Heavy Agenda PM Remains Absent Throughout Session Four Bills Passed, Seven Resolutions Adopted ISLAMABAD, January 20, 2017: The human rights issues echoed in the Senate during 258th session as the lawmakers discussed kidnapping of the bloggers, alleged torture of a 10-year-old child-maid while the House passed a bill to ensure right of vote…

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MPs Interest in HR Issues Not Getting Matching Response from Govt

ISLAMABAD, December 10, 2016: Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has browsed through the parliamentary data on human rights taken up by the legislators on floor of the Senate and the National Assembly during past three and a half years and found out mismatching response by the government over it, says a statement issued on…

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255th Session: Senate Takes Up Heavy Legislative Agenda

Passes Six Govt Bills; Adopts Eight Resolutions; Prime Minister Remains Absent from All Six Sittings ISLAMABAD: The Senate took up heavy legislative agenda during six sittings held between November 18, 2016 and November 25, 2016, as it passed six bills, adopted eight resolutions, and witnessed introduction of eight legislative proposals that were referred to the…

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253rd Session: Senate Takes Up Heavy Legislative Agenda

The Senate took up heavy agenda during eight sittings held between September 26, 2016 and October 7, 2016. It passed two bills, adopted seven resolutions, and witnessed introduction of 20 legislative proposals that were referred to the relevant committees. Passes Two Bills, Adopts Seven Resolutions With an average of 18% Senators present at the start…

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