FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 95th (Budget) Session Report 2013

During the Senate’s 95th session 46 senators took part in the debate on the federal budget for the financial year 2013-14. The Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics, Planning and Development submitted 113 recommendations on the Finance Bill. The National Assembly incorporated 21 recommendations of the upper house in the federal budget. The…

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor – Senate of Pakistan 95th Session

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2013: Forty-six Senators took part in the debate on the federal budget during the 95th session of the Upper House, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its report released on Saturday. Senate’s Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics, Planning and Development presented before the House 113 recommendations, which were unanimously adopted in the last sitting of the session.

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor- Senate of Pakistan 91st Session

The session from 18 February to 14 March 2013 lasted 36 hours and 14 minutes. On average, each of the 17 sittings lasted two hours and seven minutes, starting 49 minutes late. Overall the upper house passed 15 bills including four private members’ bills. A private member’s bill introduced by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate “to consolidate the law to regulate the acceptance and utilization of foreign contribution” by NGOs “for any activities detrimental to the national interest” was referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

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FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 86th Session Report 2012

FAFEN Parliament Monitor Senate of Pakistan 86th Session Report 2012

Low attendance of senators, lackluster debates on the issues of national significance such as the deteriorating law and order, devastation caused by floods in Balochistan and increase in the prices of petroleum products marked the 86th session, which took up only 37% of the listed agenda items. The house did not take up nine resolutions, six…

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