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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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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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 121st Session Report

The return of MQM lawmakers to the House after 11 weeks, debate on law and order, climate change challenges, economic issues and ISPR’s criticism on governance are the main highlights of the 10-sitting 121st session of the Upper House, starting from Nov2 and ending on Nov13, 2015. The Senators expressed their concerns on the China…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 120th Session Report

ISLAMABAD, October 14, 2015: With an average of 9% lawmakers present at the start and 27% at the end of each sitting, the 120th session of Senate passed four government bills and adopted seven resolutions, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session comprising seven sittings, started on October 5 and concluded on October 13, 2015. One sitting started on time while other started seven minutes behind the scheduled time and lasted three hour and 38 minutes on average.

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 119th Session Report

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2015: The 119th session of Senate was marked by low attendance of lawmakers during all five sittings, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session started on September 14 and was prorogued sine die on September 18, 2015 with almost all the sittings starting on scheduled time. On average, each sitting lasted three hours and 24 minutes with 19 (18%) lawmakers present at the outset and 26 (25%) at the time of adjournment.

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 117th Session Report

ISLAMABAD, July 30, 2015: Seven bills were and passed and two resolutions adopted while the House continued to witness low attendance of the lawmakers, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session spanned over five sittings, started on July 6 and was prorogued sine die on July 10. The session lasted for a total of 15 hours and 15 minutes. On average, each sitting started two minutes behind the schedule with 15 members present at the outset and 36 at the end.

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 110th Session Report

The 110th session of the Senate was marked by low attendance and participation of lawmakers and protest/walkouts over ministerial absence and changes in the proposed route of Pak-China Economic Corridor. As many as 54 (52%) out of 104 senators did not participate in the House proceedings. These included 20 legislators from PPPP; followed by PML-N (10); MQM (four); BNP-A, JUI-F and ANP (three each); PML (two); NP (one) and eight independent members. The session, comprising five sittings, started on January 30, 2014 and ended on February 6, 2015. On average, each sitting started 43 minutes behind the schedule and lasted two hours and 11 minutes.

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