Senate debates supplementary finance bill

ISLAMABAD, January 7, 2022: The Senate discussed the Finance (Supplementary) Bill, 2021 and nine lawmakers participated in debate on it, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily Factsheet on Friday.

Following are key observations of the proceedings during the second sitting of 317th session:

Members’ Participation

  • The Senate met for two hours and 27 minutes.
  • The sitting started at the scheduled time of 10:30 am.
  • The chairman presided over the sitting for an hour and 54 minutes while the deputy chairman chaired the remaining sitting.
  • The leader of the house attended the sitting for two hours and three minutes.
  • The opposition leader did not attend the sitting.
  • The Prime Minister was not present.
  • As many as 16 lawmakers (16%) were present at the outset and 21 (21%) at the adjournment of sitting.
  • The parliamentary leaders of PPPP, PTI, PkMAP, JI and ANP attended the sitting.
  • Two out of four minority lawmaker were present.

Representation and Responsiveness

  • Nine lawmakers participated in the debate on the Finance (Supplementary) Bill, 2021 and spoke for an hour and 28 minutes.
  • The House took up four out of eight starred questions while lawmakers asked ten supplementary questions as well.

Order and Institutionalization

  • The House was adjourned to meet again on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 03:00 pm.


  • Orders of the Day was available to the legislators, observers and public.
  • Attendance of lawmakers was available to the media and observers.

This daily factsheet is based on direct observation of the Senate proceedings conducted by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Errors and omissions are excepted