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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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%…

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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…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 126th Session Report

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2016: With an average of 16% Senators present at the start and 26% at the end of each sitting, the 126th session of Senate passed six bills and adopted ten resolutions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The last session of 13th Parliamentary year comprising ten sittings, started on February 29…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 124th Session Report

The 124th Session of the Senate witnessed heated debate between the treasury and opposition lawmakers on issues of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and economic policy of the government. Spanning over three sittings from February 10 to February 12, it was the first session requisitioned by the Opposition during 13th parliamentary year. All three sittings started on time and…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 123rd Session Report

The Senate passed ten bills and adopted nine resolutions during its 123rd session. The debates on existence of Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), Pakistan’s role in the 34-nation Saudi-led coalition, CPEC and the ban on Defence Minister to attend the proceeding of the Senate were other main highlights of this session. The session comprising ten sittings, started on January…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 122nd Session Report

Thirteenth Parliamentary year of Senate witnessed another longest session (122nd session) spanning over 13 sittings from December 14, 2015 to January 1, 2016. The heated debates between the ruling PML-N and Opposition parties mainly PPP were witnessed over various issues including controversial PIA Ordinance, National Action Plan, rejection of the Sindh government’s summary about curtailing…

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