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…

Details
MPs Interest in HR Issues Not Getting Matching Response from Govt

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…

Details

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…

Details

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…

Details

Senate’s 252nd Session: No Bills Passed, Two Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, September 9, 2016: The 252nd session of Senate concluded here on Friday without any legislation and adopted two supplementary resolutions on the agenda, says Free and Fair Elections Network in its session report. A total of 11 bills appeared on the agenda of which nine bills remained unaddressed, which included the Political  Parties Order…

Details

Senate’s 250th Session: Six Bills Passed, 10 Resolutions Adopted

PM remains absent during entire session Senate’s representation in PAC ensured through amendment House rejects National Accountability (Amendment) Bill, 2015 The Senate passed long-awaited Prevention of Electronics Crimes Bill 2016 during its 250th session held between July 18 and 29, 2016. In addition, the Upper House also carried a motion to insert new rule in…

Details
FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 249th Session Report

FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 249th Session Report

The 249th session of Senate (Budget Session) witnessed a marked improvement in parliamentary output in terms of transaction of business, strict follow up of schedule, regular attendance of key members and participation of lawmakers in the debate on Finance Bill during its 12 sittings. The session started on June 2 and concluded on June 17, 2016, with an average…

Details
FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 248th Session Report

FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 248th Session Report

Half of Calling Attention Notices, Resolutions and Motions under Rule 218 appearing on Orders of the Day were dropped during the 248th session of Senate due to absence of movers as most of them boycotted the session over non-appearance of Prime Minister in the House since April  2015. The session, comprising nine sittings, started on…

Details

FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 247th Session Report

The Senate passed six bills and adopted three resolutions during the 247th session held between April 14 and 22, 2016.The House adopted a resolution to count all those sessions which were discontinued after every constitutional suspension of the House since 1973.The reporting session, therefore, has been renumbered as 247th instead of 127th. With an average of 19%…

Details

A Tribute to Women Parliamentarians 2015 -16

Women form half of the population in Pakistan but their share in political and economic spheres is not proportionate to their numbers primarily due to cultural barriers that restrict their social and political participation. It was against this backdrop that women were given a 22 percent quota of seats in the Parliament and the Provincial…

Details