Senate transacts entire agenda

Session prorogued ISLAMABAD, April 5, 2021: The Senate transacted its entre agenda on Monday and adopted a private member’s resolution demanding the government to provide free of cost anti-corona vaccine to public or as per original international market price, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the…

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Senate Elects Chairman, Deputy Chairman

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2021: The Senate on Friday elected its Chairman and Deputy Chairman during first day of the new parliamentary year, while 48 Senators took oath earlier in the day, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Senator Sadiq Sanjrani was sworn in as Senate Chairman after he secured 48…

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Senate Completes 18th Parliamentary Year

ISLAMABAD, March 11, 2021: The Senate completed its 18th Parliamentary Year on Thursday after the conclusion of 308th session, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. The Upper House held 58 sittings during 11 sessions (298th – 308th) in 18th Parliamentary Year started on March 12, 2020. Following are key observations…

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Outgoing Lawmakers Deliver Farewell Speeches in Senate

ISLAMABAD, March 10, 2021: The Senate on Wednesday transacted entire agenda and witnessed farewell speeches by outgoing lawmakers, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) In its daily factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second sitting of 308th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for four hours and two minutes. The…

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Senate Transacts Entire Agenda, Pays Tribute to Pakistani Women

ISLAMABAD, March 9, 2021: The Senate transacted its entire agenda on Tuesday and adopted a resolution to pay tribute to Pakistani women in connection with the International Women’s Day, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.  Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first sitting of 308th session: Members’ Participation…

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Women Parliamentarians Performance Report 2020-21

Female Lawmakers Sponsor 28 Percent Parliamentary Agenda during 2020-21 ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2021: Constituting only 20 percent of the Parliament, female lawmakers contributed 28 percent parliamentary agenda during 2020-2021. Their performance matched, or in some instances exceeded, the performance of their male colleagues in both agenda contribution and attendance. On average, each female MNA attended…

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Senate Condoles Death of Mushahid Ullah Khan, Discusses Elections Ordinance

ISLAMABAD, February 20, 2021: The Senate adopted a condolence resolution on the demise of Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan and discussed the Elections (Amendment) Ordinance 2021, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in Daily Factsheet on Saturday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the first and last sitting of 307th session requisitioned by the…

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Senate Session Prorogued After Transacting Entire Agenda

ISLAMABAD, February 4, 2021: The 306th Session of Senate was prorogued after transacting entire agenda on Thursday, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the sixth sitting of 306th session: Members’ Participation The Senate met for three hours and twenty-five minutes. The sitting…

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Senate Leaves Private Members’ Resolutions Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, February 1, 2021: The Senate left five resolutions unaddressed on Private Members’ Day and also deferred as many bills seeking amendments in the Constitution due to low attendance of lawmakers, observers Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on Monday. Following are key observations of the proceedings during the fifth sitting…

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FAFEN Cautions Against Hasty Legislation for Senate Election Reforms

ISLAMABAD, January 29, 2021: Federal government and political parties must hold thorough consultations to reach a consensus decision on reforming the Senate election process instead of opting for hasty legislation without weighing its pros and cons, a Free and Fair Election Network (TDEA-FAFEN) statement said on Friday. FAFEN considers it unwise to rush through a…

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