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Senate Assembly   |     Sep 26, 2016 To Oct 07, 2016     |     Session No: 253     |     Session Type: Regular

  Session Time [In Hours : Minutes]

Sitting Date Sitting No. Schedule Starting Time Actual Starting Time Delay End Time of Sitting Total Sitting Time Break
26 Sep, 2016 1 03:00 03:04 00:04 07:44 4:21 0:19
27 Sep, 2016 2 03:00 03:02 00:02 06:18 3:16 0:00
28 Sep, 2016 3 03:00 03:32 00:32 05:31 1:59 0:00
29 Sep, 2016 4 03:00 03:00 00:00 07:01 3:44 0:17
30 Sep, 2016 5 10:00 10:05 00:05 12:14 2:09 0:00
03 Oct, 2016 6 03:00 03:00 00:00 07:58 4:41 0:17
04 Oct, 2016 7 03:00 03:04 00:04 06:11 3:07 0:00
07 Oct, 2016 8 10:00 10:01 00:01 11:19 1:18 0:00
Total/Average 0:06 24:35 0:53

  Attendance

Key Members' Attendance
Sitting No. Chairman Deputy Chairman Panel of Presiding Officers Prime Minister Leader of the House Leader of the Opposition
1

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

4:21 0:00 0:00 0:00 4:21 1:17
2

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Present

3:16 0:00 0:00 0:00 3:00 1:49
3

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Present

0:06 0:00 1:53 0:00 1:59 1:05
4

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Present

2:39 0:00 1:05 0:00 3:10 0:47
5

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

2:09 0:00 0:00 0:00 2:09 0:00
6

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

4:39 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:47 0:33
7

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Present

3:07 0:00 0:00 0:00 2:55 1:20
8

Present

Absent

Present

Present

Present

1:18 0:00 0:00 1:18 1:18

No. of Sittings Attended

8

2

8

8

7

Total Time

21:35

0:00

2:58

19:39

8:09


Member's Attendance in each Sitting
Sitting No. Members At Outset Members At End Maximum Members Minority Members
1 26 21 70 3
2 29 25 72 3
3 18 14 69 3
4 8 18 66 3
5 12 28 55 2
6 15 18 79 2
7 21 18 77 3
8 22 43 0 0
Average Attendance 19 23 61 2

Members Attendance by Sitting and Party
Party Total Membership Average Present Average Absent Average Leave
PPPP 27 17 7 3
PML-N 26 19 7 1
IND 10 6 4 0
MQM 8 5 3 1
PTI 7 5 2 0
ANP 6 4 2 0
JUI 5 3 2 0
PML 4 3 1 0
NP 3 2 1 0
PKMAP 3 3 0 0
BNP-A 2 1 1 1
PML-F 1 1 0 0
BNP-M 1 1 0 0
JI 1 1 0 0

Parliamentary Leaders Attendance

Sitting No. Parliamentary Leaders
PML PML-F PPPP PTI MQM JUI PkMAP JI BNP-A ANP BNP NP
1

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

2

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

3

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

4

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

5

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

6

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

7

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

8

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

No. of Sittings Attended

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

  Orders of the Day

  Question Hour ( View All Questions )

Sitting No. Ministry Starred Un-starred Total
2 Federal Education and Professional Training 6 0 6
2 Communication 12 2 14
2 Foreign Affairs 4 0 4
2 National Food Security and Research 7 0 7
2 National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination 5 0 5
2 Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development 5 0 5
2 Ports and Shipping 2 0 2
3 Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization 11 0 11
3 Science and Technology 2 0 2
4 Aviation Division 2 0 2
4 Cabinet Secretariat 4 0 4
4 Capital Administration and Development Division 11 0 11
4 Climate Change Division 2 0 2
4 Commerce 10 0 10
4 Establishment Division 2 0 2
4 Textile Industry 3 0 3
5 Petroleum and Natural Resources 7 0 7
5 Water & Power 3 0 3
7 Defence 2 0 2
7 Defence Production 1 0 1
7 Information and Broadcasting 6 0 6
7 Interior and Narcotics Control 17 0 17
7 Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan 1 0 1
7 National History and Literary Heritage 2 0 2
7 Railways 3 0 3
Total130 2 132

  Privilege Motion

Sitting No. Privilege Motion Status
2
Against the Chief Secretary, Balochistan, Chief Secretary, KPK, Chief Secretary, FATA, Senior Member BOR, Balochistan, Senior Member BOR, KPK, Secretary Communication, Government of Pakistan and CEO, FWO, who were formally invited to attend the meeting of SSC on Communication but the said officers did not attend the meeting
Reffered to Committee

  Adjournment Motion

Sitting No. Adjournment Motion Status
5
The detrimental consequences of introduction of new amnesty scheme after every two years by the Government due to which the black money holders are getting richer day by day and the lack of punishment mechanism in this regard
Out of Order
5
The destruction of record of oil consumption at Nandipur Power Plant by setting the same at fire
Dropped
5
The submission of a Bill by two Members of American Congress with the objective to get declared Pakistan as a State which supports terrorism
Out of Order
5
The illegal border crossing by Pakistani Citizens with assistance of human traffickers leading to severe consequences
Debated
7
The devastations of floods/rains in the Country particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where recently twenty six people lost their lives and the non-utilization of billions of dollars aid given for the victims of floods in the year, 2010
Out of Order
7
The decision of the Government to impose an additional surcharge of 70 paisa per unit on power consumers of Punjab and Sindh for the next twenty five years
Out of Order
7
The continuous killing of innocent Kashmiris at the hands of Indian forces and the unrest created by India on LOC
Inadmissible

  Calling Attention Notices

Sitting No. Calling Attention Notices Ministry Status
2
The non-regularization of two hundred contractual employees of Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) for the last ten years
Science and Technology Taken Up
2
The emergence of new circular debt of Rs. 250 to 300 billion at present
Water & Power Deffered
3
The refusal of Ministries of Water and Power and Finance to extend the relief of Rs. 228 billion,recommended by NEPRA, to the electricity consumers
Water & Power Not Taken Up
3
The reduction of 50% in the funds of Federal Flood Commission by the Federal Government for the maintenance and strengthening of river embankment despite the fact that the warning of floods has been issued by the Pakistan Metrological Department
Water & Power Not Taken Up
4
Failure of the Ministry of Commerce to increase exports by 35 billion
Commerce Taken Up
4
The decision of the Government to roll back Pakistan Textile City project at Port Qasim, Karachi
Textile Industry Taken Up
5
The emergence of new circular debt of Rs. 250 to 300 billion at present
Water & Power Taken Up
5
The non-completion of electrification schemes for the villages Jam Khaskhali, Muhammad Khaskhali and Mohalla Munger Khan Palijo
Water & Power Deffered
7
The mismanagement in the affairs of EOBI which is seemingly at the verge of collapse due to wrangling between the Federal Government and Provincial Governments over its ownership
Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Taken Up
7
The illegal selling of Government owned residential quarters situated in old Federal residential colonies in Karachi by their occupants in collaboration with the officers and inspectors of PWD, South Zone and Estate Office
Housing & Works Taken Up
8
The non-establishment of Passport Offices in Districts Musakhel, Ziarat and Harnai whereas the staff has been recruited for the said offices and the non-functioning of Passport Offices in various districts of Balochistan including Qilla Saifullah, causing serious problems to the people of the province
Interior and Narcotics Control Taken Up
8
The non-completion of electrification schemes for the villages Jam Khaskhali, Muhammad Khaskhali and Mohalla Munger Khan Palijo
Water & Power Dropped

  Legislative Business

Sitting No. Name of Bill Type Status
1 The Political Parties Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Private Withdrawn
1 The Police Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Private Introduced
1 The Islamabad Prohibition of Sheesha Smoking Bill, 2016 Private Introduced
1 The Pakistan Penal Code (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (Insertion of new sections 320A and 337JJ) Private Introduced
1 The Islamabad Restriction on Employment of Children Bill, 2016 Private Introduced
1 The Islamabad Capital Territory Private Educational Institutions (Registration and Regulation) (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Private Dropped
1 The Islamabad Registration (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Private Introduced
1 The Pakistan Penal Code (Amendment) Bill, 2016 (Amendment in section 364A) Private Introduced
1 The Trafficking in Persons Bill, 2016 Private Introduced
1 The Smuggling of Migrants Bill, 2016 Private Introduced
1 The National Authority for International Law and Commitments Bill, 2016 Private Deferred
1 The Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Private Introduced
1 The Civil Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Private Introduced
1 The Panama Papers Inquiries Bill, 2016 Private Introduced
3 The Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Government Not Taken Up
4 The Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Government Deferred
6 The Protection of Economic Reforms (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Private Introduced
6 The National Authority for International Law and Commitments Bill, 2016 Private Deferred
6 The Right to Information Bill, 2016 Private Dropped
6 The Corporate Rehabilitation Bill, 2015 Private Referred the bill to Committee
7 The Plant Breeders’ Rights Bill, 2016 Government Introduced
7 The National Command Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Government Introduced
8 The Central Law Officers (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Government Introduced
8 The Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Government Introduced
8 The Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Government Introduced
8 The Islamabad High Court (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Government Introduced
8 The Civil Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Government Introduced
8 The Companies (Appointment of Legal Advisers) (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Government Introduced
8 The Special Economic Zones (Amendment) Bill, 2016 Government Passed
8 The State Life Insurance Corporation (Re-organization and Conversion) Bill, 2016 Government Passed

  Resolution

Sitting No. Resolution Type of Resolution Status
1 This House strongly condemns the remarks made by Altaf Hussain regarding Pakistan, chanting slogans against Pakistan and instigating his party workers to attack on media houses in Karachi on 22nd August, 2016. This House calls upon the Government to take strict action against him and others for violating the law of the land, attacking media houses and creating law and order situation in the country Private Adopted
1 This House recommends that the Government should take necessary steps to do away with all the unauthorized slums in Islamabad and construct low cost housing units for the residents of the same Private Adopted
1 This House recommends that the Government should take effective steps to keep the Federal Government employees posted in Gawadar out of the business of real estate and take strict disciplinary action against those found involved in the same Private Dropped
1 This House recommends that the Government should take immediate steps to stop brain drain from the country Private Adopted
1 This House recommends that the Government should establish more hospitals in Islamabad to lessen burden on PIMS and Federal Government Poly Clinic Hospital Private Dropped
1 The Senate of Pakistan, meeting at a time when there is an on-going popular, spontaneous, indigenous and widespread uprising of the oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir; Expresses its strong solidarity with the Kashmiri people for valiantly resisting the brute repression of the Indian occupation forces and acknowledges that they are writing a glorious chapter in the annals of historical freedom movements, through their determination, will and spirit of sacrifice; Strongly Condemns the India‟s use of bullets and pellets which are killing, maiming and wounding a whole new generation of unarmed boys and girls, which is a crime against humanity; Reiterates that the only way out is to grant the people of Jammu and Kashmir their inalienable right of self-determination in accordance with the relevant United Nations‟ Resolutions, to which India and Pakistan are signatory; Urges the international community to immediately take notice of the grave human rights violations in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir to prevent India to desist from war hysteria to distract attention away from India‟s crimes against humanity in Jammu and Kashmir; Urges the United Nations to hold independent inquiry into the „Uri incident‟ to take it to its logical conclusion; Resolves that if the Indian government dares to embark on any military adventure against Pakistan, the people, the Government and the Armed Forces of Pakistan will stand united as one to face and defeat any form of aggression with all the might of their command Government Adopted
6 This House recommends that the Government should take necessary steps for provision of free and compulsory education to all the children as provided in Article 25-A of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Private Deferred
6 This House felicitates Pakistan Cricket Team on the achievement of number one position in Test Cricket Rankings Private Adopted
6 This House recommends that the Government should give incentives to local car manufactures in order to boost up production of low priced vehicles in the country Private Adopted
6 This House recommends that Pakistan Meteorological Department (MET) may be placed under the administrative control of the Ministry of Climate Change Private Not Taken Up
6 This House recommends that a 250 KM highway be constructed along the coast from Sircreek to Karachi to serve as a wall against sea intrusion Private Adopted

  Reports

Sitting No. Report Status
1
The Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2016
Presented
1
The Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016
Presented
2
Chairman, Standing Committee on Housing and Works, to move under sub-rule (1) of Rule 194 of the Rules and Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate, 2012, that the time for presentation of Report of the Standing Committee on the subject matter of starred question No.121, asked by Senator Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan Musakhel, on 27th July, 2016, regarding the number of members of the executive Committee of the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation which approved purchase of land for Housing Scheme, Phase IV, Bhara Kahu,Islamabad during the year, 2009, referred to the Standing Committee for consideration and report, be extended for a further period of thirty working days with effect from 27th September, 2016, in order to enable the Committee to extensively deliberate on the referred matter
Extension Granted
2
The report of the Committee on FATA Reforms, 2016
Presented
3
Chairman, Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control to move under sub-rule (1) of rule 194 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate, 2012, that the period for presentation of report of the Committee on the murder of Prof. Dr. Shahid Nawaz, Cardiologist of PIMS, moved by Senator Lt. Gen. (R) Abdul Qayyum, on 15th June, 2016, may be extended for a further period of thirty working days with effect from 29th September, 2016, in order to enable the Committee to finalize its report
Not Taken Up
3
The first interim report of the Special Committee regarding the overall performance of PIA
Not Taken Up
4
The Federal Accounts for the Financial Year 2013-14 and the reports of Auditor General thereon for the Audit Year 2014-15, as required under Article 171 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973
Presented
4
Chairman, Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control to move under sub-rule (1) of rule 194 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate, 2012, that the period for presentation of report of the Committee on the murder of Prof. Dr. Shahid Nawaz, Cardiologist of PIMS, moved by Senator Lt. Gen. (R) Abdul Qayyum, on 15th June, 2016, may be extended for a further period of thirty working days with effect from 29th September, 2016, in order to enable the Committee to finalize its report
Extension Granted
4
The first interim report of the Special Committee regarding the overall performance of PIA
Presented
5
The report of the Committee on Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges on the Privilege Motion No. 01(250)/2016-M, moved by Senator Muhammad Talha Mehmood, on 25th July, 2016, against the alleged misbehavior of Deputy Commissioner, Gawadar with Mover
Presented
7
The State Life Insurance Corporation (Re-organization and Conversion) Bill, 2016
Presented
7
The report of the Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research, to present 9th follow up report of the Committee regarding proposed “conversion of 1400 acres land of National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC)/Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) by the Capital Development Authority (CDA) into residential/commercial plots”
Presented
7
The report of the Functional Committee on Government Assurances on the assurance given by Mr. Usman Ibrahim, the then Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division, regarding the irrational figure about teacher-student ratio in many Government schools of the Federal Government
Presented
7
The Federal Accounts for the Financial Year 2014-15 and the reports of Auditor General thereon for the Audit Year 2015-16, as required under Article 171 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973
Presented
8
The Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2015 (Introduced by Senator Sassui Palijo, on 21st December, 2015)
Presented
8
The second quarterly report for the period from July to September, 2016, of the Committee on Delegated Legislation, as required under sub-rule (3) of rule 172E of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate, 2012
Presented
8
The 1st report of the Committee of the Whole on a matter referred by the House regarding Policy Guidelines in view of the latest situation developing between Pakistan and India, as required under sub-rule (5) of rule 172B of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate, 2012
Presented

  Motion Under Rule 218

Sitting No. Motion Under Rule 218 Status
1
The House may discuss the situation arising out of constantly lowering water table in the country and the steps to control the same
Deferred
1
The House may discuss the present state of relations between Pakistan and India especially after the recent statements made by the Indian Prime Minister regarding Pakistan
Debated
1
This House may discuss the multiple problems being faced by agricultural sector in the country
Deferred
1
This House may discuss the need to promote knowledge based economy in the country
Deferred
1
This House may discuss the need to eliminate the use of sheesha smoking and other dangerous drugs especially among the youth in the country
Deferred
1
This House may discuss the need to protect the rights of Tax Filers in the country
Deferred
6
The House may discuss the situation arising out of constantly lowering water table in the country and the steps to control the same
Deferred
6
The House may discuss the multiple problems being faced by agricultural sector in the country
Debated
6
This House may discuss the need to protect the rights of Tax Filers in the country
Debated
6
This House may discuss the procedure laid down by the Ministry of Housing and Works for acquiring land from private sector to develop its housing schemes and make suggestions to bring transparency in acquiring land and developing such schemes
Debated
6
This House may discuss the plight of Pakistani labourers in Saudi Arabia
Debated
6
The situation arising out of transparency concerns on the loan of $ 408 million taken by the Government of Pakistan from Switzerland-based financial group, Credit Suisse without competitive bidding
Debated
6
The steps being taken by the Government for rehabilitation of the Internally Displaced Persons of FATA and restoration of infrastructure damaged due to the military operations against militants in those areas
Deferred
6
The House may discuss the need and importance to review the Master Plan of Islamabad
Deferred

  Amendment in Rules of Procedure

Sitting No. Amendment in Rules of Procedure Status
2
In rule 187, for sub-rule (3), the following shall be substituted, namely:- “(3) A Committee may hold Public Hearing for seeking input from the public at large or any relevant stakeholder and may also invite or summon any person or member having special knowledge to give an expert opinion or give evidence in relation to any matter under its consideration.”
Adopted

  Motion of Thanks

Sitting No. Motion of Thanks Status
2
This House expresses its deep gratitude to the President of Pakistan for his address to both the Houses assembled together on 1st June, 2016
Debated
3
This House expresses its deep gratitude to the President of Pakistan for his address to both the Houses assembled together on 1st June, 2016
Not Taken Up
4
This House expresses its deep gratitude to the President of Pakistan for his address to both the Houses assembled
Taken Up

  Motion under Rule 196(1)

Sitting No. Motion under Rule 196(1) Status
8
The 1st report of the Committee of the Whole on a matter referred by the House regarding Policy Guidelines in view of the latest situation developing between Pakistan and India
Adopted