Women MPs Remain Proactive, Assertive in Performing their Parliamentary Roles

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2020: Women parliamentarians continued to be proactive and assertive in their legislative, representative and oversight functions during the past year. Despite being only one-fifth of the current parliament, women sponsored more than one-third of the business, effectively raising citizens’ voices and public interest issues, reveals a report released by the Trust for Democratic Education and Accountability- Free and Fair Election Network (TDEA-FAFEN) on the eve of International Women’s Day.

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Requisitioned Senate Session Debates Curfew in Kashmir, Important National Issues

78% of Senate time consumed in debates ISLAMABAD, November 15, 2019: The House of Federation discussed unabated lockdown in Srinagar and various national issues including political victimization, ban on media, dissolution of Pakistan Medical and Dental Council and economic situation of the country during its 294th session, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in…

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Senate Addresses 85% Agenda with 67 Percent Attendance

ISLAMABAD, September 4, 2019: The Senate addressed 85 percent of its scheduled business during its 293rd session that continued between August 29, 2019, and September 3, 2019, observes Free and Fair Election Network in its session report.

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77 Senators Not Contributed to Debate on Finance Bill

Treasury, Opposition Come Close to Blows Govt Couldn’t Conclude Debate on Finance Bill ISLAMABAD: The non-traditional conclusion of the budget debate by the treasury benches was the hallmark of 290th Session of the House of Federation that mainly witnessed discussion on the federal budget 2019-20 amid severe criticism by the lawmakers from each side of…

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Senate Addresses 93 Percent Agenda during 288th Session

Senate Addresses 93 Percent Agenda during 288th Session

69 Lawmakers Participate in the Proceedings ISLAMABAD, May 15, 2019: The Senate addressed 93 percent of its agenda during 288th session with 67 percent lawmakers participating in the proceedings. The House passed five private members’ bills and a government bill during the session that continued between April 25 and May 13, 2019 while it also debated…

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Senate Legislative Output Falls During 16th Parliamentary Year

House Transacts 78 Percent Business, Passes 20 Government and Six Private Members’ Bills ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2019: With the post-election change in its leadership and membership, the Senate struggled during the 16th parliamentary year to maintain the higher standards of productivity and efficiency set during the previous term (2015-18), observers Free and Fair Election Network…

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Women MPs Contribute 33 Percent Parliamentary Business during 2018-19

ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2019: Women parliamentarians maintained a track record of consistently surpassing reasonable performance expectations during the year 2018-2019 by making remarkable contributions to setting the agenda for parliamentary business, and sustaining spirited deliberations on a range of pressing matters. This has been observed in a report released by Free and Fair Election Network…

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Senate: 65% Lawmakers Not Contributed to Debate on Money Bill

83% Agenda Addressed during 286th Session One Private Member’s Bill and Five Resolutions Passed Female Lawmakers Surpass Male Counterparts in Discussing Budget ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2019: The Senate addressed 83 percent of its agenda during 286th session held between January 21 and February 1, 2019. However, the participation of lawmakers remained low in debate on the Finance Supplementary (Second Amendment) Bill,…

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Senate Addresses Three Quarters Agenda during 282nd Session

ISLAMABAD, October 10, 2018: The Upper House of Parliament addressed almost three quarters of its scheduled business during its 282ndsession and consumed almost 20 percent of the proceedings in debating the supplementary budget for the year 2018-19. The agenda for 11-sitting session, held between September 18 to October 10, 2018, comprised of 83 interventions, of which 61 (73%) were…

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Senate Leaves 40 Percent Agenda Unaddressed during 281st Session

ISLAMABAD, September 5, 2018: The House of Federation did not address 40% of its scheduled business during 281st session. The House witnessed change in its leadership following the formation of PTI-led new government at the federal level. Senator Shibli Faraz of the ruling party was notified as the Leader of the House while Senator Raja Zafar-ul-Haq of PML-N became the Leader of the Opposition.

The House considered 35 (59%) of 59 agenda items appearing on Orders of the Day set for six-sitting session. Of the remaining agenda, 23 items were never taken up while one was dropped due to absence of the concerned lawmaker. Most of the left-over agenda belonged to private lawmakers set for consideration on private members’ day (Monday). Read More >>

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