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Senate Assembly   |     Sep 11, 2017 To Sep 22, 2017     |     Session No: 267     |     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
11 Sep, 2017 1 03:00 03:00 00:00 06:02 3:02 0:00
12 Sep, 2017 2 03:00 03:04 00:04 05:44 2:40 0:00
13 Sep, 2017 3 03:00 03:00 00:00 07:10 3:53 0:17
14 Sep, 2017 4 03:00 03:10 00:10 04:25 1:15 0:00
15 Sep, 2017 5 10:00 10:00 00:00 01:20 3:12 0:08
18 Sep, 2017 6 04:00 04:00 00:00 08:53 4:36 0:17
19 Sep, 2017 7 03:00 03:00 00:00 07:26 4:13 0:13
20 Sep, 2017 8 03:00 03:02 00:02 06:24 3:22 0:00
21 Sep, 2017 9 03:00 03:02 00:02 06:28 3:26 0:00
22 Sep, 2017 10 10:00 10:04 00:04 04:14 3:58 2:12
Total/Average 0:02 33:37 3:07

  Attendance

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

Absent

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

0:00 2:19 0:43 0:00 2:32 0:00
2

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

1:29 1:11 0:00 0:00 2:29 1:45
3

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

3:03 1:08 0:00 0:00 2:15 1:13
4

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Present

0:38 0:00 0:37 0:00 1:15 0:20
5

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

3:12 0:00 0:00 0:00 2:32 0:00
6

Absent

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

0:00 1:29 3:07 0:00 4:11 0:00
7

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Present

3:15 0:58 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:33
8

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

2:25 0:57 0:00 0:00 1:51 1:21
9

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

2:35 0:51 0:00 0:00 1:28 0:54
10

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

2:03 0:32 1:23 0:00 5:08 2:14

No. of Sittings Attended

8

8

10

0

9

7

Total Time

18:40

9:25

5:50

0:00

23:41

8:20


Member's Attendance in each Sitting
Sitting No. Members At Outset Members At End Maximum Members Minority Members
1 18 11 61 2
2 14 13 51 2
3 10 14 68 2
4 11 21 38 2
5 9 12 44 3
6 13 12 57 2
7 12 13 65 2
8 14 12 79 2
9 11 13 69 2
10 11 10 84 3
Average Attendance 12 13 62 2

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

9

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

10

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

  Protest /Walkout /Boycott

Sitting No.   Type Party(ies) Member(s) Reasons Time (Minutes)
2 Walkout PKMAP 147 Against unsatisfactory reply to a question by State Minister for Information Technology 1
7 Token Walkout MQM 147 Against the statement made by the Minister 2

  Quorum

Sitting No.   Name of Representative who Point out Quorum Speaker's Action
3 Atta ur Rehman, JUI Adjourned the Sitting

  Orders of the Day

  Question Hour ( View All Questions )

Sitting No. Ministry Starred Un-starred Total
2 Aviation Division 4 0 4
2 Cabinet Division 1 0 1
2 Capital Administration and Development Division 7 0 7
2 Climate Change Division 2 0 2
2 Commerce 6 0 6
2 Establishment Division 1 0 1
2 Information Technology and Telecommunication 3 0 3
3 Energy 13 0 13
3 Housing & Works 6 0 6
3 Law and Justice 2 0 2
3 Prime Minister’s Office 2 0 2
3 Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony 1 0 1
3 Water Resources 4 0 4
4 Defence 1 0 1
4 Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage 5 0 5
4 Interior 31 0 31
4 Interior and Narcotics Control 2 0 2
4 Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan 1 0 1
4 Railways 2 0 2
4 States and Frontier Regions 3 0 3
5 Federal Education and Professional Training 1 0 1
5 Communication 7 0 7
5 Foreign Affairs 3 0 3
5 Inter-Provincial Coordination 3 0 3
5 National Food Security and Research 2 0 2
5 National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination 1 0 1
7 Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs 12 0 12
7 Planning, Development and Reform 7 0 7
7 Privatization 2 0 2
8 Aviation Division 6 0 6
8 Cabinet Division 2 0 2
8 Capital Administration and Development Division 3 0 3
8 Commerce 7 0 7
8 Establishment Division 3 0 3
8 Information Technology and Telecommunication 1 0 1
9 Energy 7 0 7
9 Housing & Works 6 0 6
9 Human Rights 1 0 1
9 Law and Justice 2 0 2
9 Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony 1 0 1
10 Defence 4 0 4
10 Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage 3 0 3
10 Interior 37 0 37
10 Interior and Narcotics Control 2 0 2
10 Railways 2 0 2
10 States and Frontier Regions 2 0 2
Total224 0 224

  Adjournment Motion

Sitting No. Adjournment Motion Status
2
To discuss the barbaric attack at Parachinar which resulted into loss of precious human lives
Out of Order
2
To discuss the genocide of Rohingya Muslims and the forced exile from their homeland at the hands of Buddhist extremist and Burmese forces
Admitted for Discussion
2
To discuss the reconstitution of Council of Common Interests with an overwhelming representation from Punjab
Not Taken Up
3
The disappearance of Col. (R) Habib, resident of Rawalpindi in the hands of the Indian forces on his visit to Nepal
Taken Up
3
To discuss the situation arising out of the recent visit by the Indian Prime Minister to the US and signing of a number of defence agreements between the two countries i.e. purchase of drones and nuclear submarines
Taken Up
7
The Pak-Iran and TAPI gas pipeline projects and the future consequences of importing costly LNG from Qatar
Taken Up
8
To discuss the incident of rape of a 16 years old girl committed on the orders of a panchayat in a suburb of Multan on 26th July, 2017
Withdrawn
8
To discuss the reconstitution of Council of Common Interests with an overwhelming representation from Punjab
Admitted for Discussion
8
To discuss the significance of the BRICS declaration with particular reference to China’s view point about Pakistan and the diplomatic strategy of the Government in this regard
Not Taken Up
9
To discuss the lack of beds for patients and other medical equipment in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) and Federal Government Services Hospital (FGSH), Islamabad
Admitted for Discussion
9
To discuss the significance of the BRICS declaration with particular reference to China’s view point about Pakistan and the diplomatic strategy of the Government in this regard
Not Taken Up
9
To discuss the incident of target killing of four individuals of a Shia family including a child in Kuchlak, Balochistan while they were travelling to Quetta
Not Taken Up
9
The reported reconstitution of Council of Common Interests by the Prime Minister
Disposed off
10
To discuss the significance of the BRICS declaration with particular reference to China’s view point about Pakistan and the diplomatic strategy of the Government in this regard
Admitted for Discussion
10
To discuss the incident of target killing of four individuals of a Shia family including a child in Kuchlak, Balochistan while they were travelling to Quetta
Not Taken Up
10
To discuss the incident of displaying of banners carrying the slogan “Free Balochistan” all over Geneva, Switzerland and the steps taken by the Government of Pakistan in this regard
Not Taken Up

  Calling Attention Notices

Sitting No. Calling Attention Notices Ministry Status
2
The imposition of civil monetary penalties of 629.625 million dollars on HBL by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS)
Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs and Statistics Dropped
2
The multiple issues of school teachers working on deputation, daily wages and on project basis in the Federal Government Schools
Capital Administration and Development Division Disposed off
3
The proposal to change the name of Benazir Bhutto International Airport, Islamabad which amounts to hurting the sentiments of large number of people
Cabinet Secretariat Disposed off
3
The report of the IMF regarding the risks posed to the economic outlook of Pakistan which is contradictory to the exaggerated financial facts and figures of the Government
Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Disposed off
4
The decline in export of fruits and vegetables
Commerce Disposed off
4
The uncontrolled line losses, alarming figure of circular debt i.e., 800 billion rupees and rolling over of commercial bank loans worth Rs. 193/- billions to settle power sector arrears after not being able to repay its debts
Energy Deffered
5
The unlawful increase in monthly tuition fee by private schools in the Islamabad Capital Territory
Capital Administration and Development Division Disposed off
5
The alleged deliberate negligence and non-implementation of the building Code and civic regulations by the CDA in Islamabad particularly unauthorized construction in Sector H-13 and high rise buildings in and around Sector E-11
Capital Administration and Development Division Disposed off
7
The discrepancy in the figures of three departments of the Government about the population growth in Karachi i.e. the Census Commission, the Election Commission of Pakistan and NADRA
Statistics Disposed off
7
The incident of breaking of fire in Awami Markaz, Islamabad resulting into loss of two precious lives and destruction of crucial official record which reflects that there was neither an IT Park with fire safety procedure as per international standard nor there were any SOPs in place for emergency exit
Interior Disposed off
8
The pending approval of 7500 sanctioned new posts (SNEs) for FATA which have already been approved by the FATA Secretariat and the Ministry of SAFRON
Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Reffered To Committee
8
The proposed installation of spying equipment on the roof of under construction eight storey building of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, the construction of which has been started without obtaining NOC
Interior Disposed off
9
The closure of Phase-II of automation project of National Savings by the end of September, 2017 due to which three hundred employees engaged in this project, having expertise in the relevant field, might lose their jobs whose services can be utilized in Phase-III of the said project proposed to be initiated in near future
Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Disposed off
9
The outbreak of dengue in the Federal Capital and failure of the Government to control the same
National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Disposed off
10
The non-payment of flying allowance to PIA Cabin Crew since August, 2016
Aviation Division Taken Up
10
The incident of lynching of a 17 years old Christian student at the hands of his class fellows inside the class room in a school of district Vehari, Punjab
Law and Justice Taken Up

  Legislative Business

Sitting No. Name of Bill Type Status
1 The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017 (Insertion of new Article 95A) Private Referred the bill to Committee
1 The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017 (Amendment of Article 91) Private Rejected
1 The Ratification of Foreign Agreements by Parliament Bill, 2017 Private Rejected
1 The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017 (Insertion of new Article 136A) Private Referred the bill to Committee
1 The Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 2017 (Amendment of sections 80 and 82) Private Deferred
2 The Corporate Rehabilitation Bill, 2017 Government Passed
6 The Pakistan Penal Code (Amendment) Bill, 2017] (Amendment of sections 292, 293 and 294) Private Referred the bill to Committee
10 The Elections Bill, 2017 Government Passed

  Resolution

Sitting No. Resolution Type of Resolution Status
1 Realizing that the future of Pakistan and its 200 million people depends on continuity of democratic governance embedded in supremacy of the Constitution and that democratic civic education is an important instrument to provide people with intellectual context and develop necessary skills in them to actively and effectively participate in this national pursuit; Mindful of the fact that about half of Pakistan’s population is under twenty-five and not all young people are fortunate to get formal school, college and university education and that core concepts like Constitutionalism, federalism and representative parliamentary institutions are missing in the textbooks taught in the nation’s classrooms; Acknowledging this deficit the Education Policy 2009 urged that, “Curriculum shall emphasize the fundamental rights guaranteed to the citizens of Pakistan, so that each individual shall develop within himself / herself and the society at large, a civic culture strong enough to withstand any extra constitutional interference which threatens those rights”; Endorsing the Joint Communiqué of 17th Speakers’ Conference (April 15, 2014, Islamabad) that suggested changes in educational curriculum to inculcate in the minds of new generation the importance of democracy and to make it aware of the democratic struggle for parliamentary democracy in the country; Recalling Article 25 to the Charter of Democracy which provides for establishment of a Commission for the promotion and development of a democratic culture in the country; This House calls upon the Government that: 1. Democratic Civic Education shall be made a compulsory part of curriculum and educational activities in the country; 2. The Fundamental Rights enshrined in the Constitution of 1973 along with an unbiased account of constitutional and democratic developments in Pakistan shall be included in the textbooks; 3. Extra and co-curricular activities at the national campuses shall include themes related to parliamentary democracy, fundamental rights and Constitutionalism in Pakistan; 4. For general public, the Public Service Broadcasters and independent private media under their public service obligations shall devote a fair amount of time to expand their understanding about the Constitution and its relevance as a vibrant contract between citizens and the State; and 5. A National Democracy Commission as envisaged in the Charter of Democracy shall be established to promote and develop a democratic culture in the country Private Adopted
1 This House recommends that the Government should present all International conventions, treaties, covenants and commitments before the Senate for ratification Private Adopted
1 This House recommends that the PIA flights from/ to Quetta may be operated according to the following schedule:- (i) one flight from Quetta to Islamabad in the morning on daily basis; (ii) one flight from Islamabad to Quetta in the evening on daily basis; (iii) three flights during a week on Karachi-Quetta-Zhob-Islamabad route; and (iv) three flights during a week on Islamabad-Zhob-Quetta-Karachi route Private Adopted
1 This House recommends that the Government should direct the office of the AGPR to ensure autonomy of the Election Commission of Pakistan in financial matters to enable it to perform without any hindrance Private Deferred
1 This House recommends that the National Cadet Corps (NCC) should be re-introduced in all public and private Higher Secondary educational institutions in the country Private Deferred
1 This House recommends that the Government should take appropriate steps to reduce the expenditures for Hajj under the Government scheme Private Deferred
1 Condemning the genocide of Rohingya Muslims at the hands of Buddhist extremists and Burmese forces. The Government of Pakistan should raise this issue in the United Nations with reference to the report of a Commission formed by the then Secretary General of UNO Kufi Anna to probe into the issue of Rohingya Muslims in Burma Government Adopted
6 This House recommends that the National Cadet Corps (NCC) should be re-introduced in all public and private Higher Secondary educational institutions in the country Private Deferred
6 This House recommends that the Government should take appropriate steps to reduce the expenditures for Hajj under the Government scheme Private Deferred
6 This House recommends that all public sector universities and colleges should make arrangements for admission tests at provincial headquarters Private Deferred
6 This House recommends that the Federal Government should establish separate university for women in every district of the country Private Deferred
6 The Senate of Pakistan is of the opinion that conversion of National Highway from Karachi to Hyderabad into motorway will create many problems and hardships for light traffic as it will not be able to handle all traffic, the heavy as well as light traffic. The House recommends that the Government should construct a separate motorway to connect Karachi with other parts of the country Private Deferred
6 This House recommends that the Government should take necessary steps to improve the performance of the Pakistan Cotton Standard Institute, Karachi Private Deferred
6 This House recommends that three different slabs be made for tariff of natural gas in Balochistan for domestic consumers i.e. from 0 to 500 mcf, 501 to 1000 mcf and 1001 mcf and above Private Deferred

  Reports

Sitting No. Report Status
1
The Elections Bill, 2017
Extension Granted
2
Special Committee on Marginalized Segments of Society to present 6th Interim report of the Special Committee on marginalized segments of society
Presented
2
An authenticated copy of the Address of the President of Pakistan made under Article 56 (3) of the Constitution before both Houses assembled together on 1st June, 2017, as required by sub-rule (2) of rule 32 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate, 2012
Laid
4
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 Elections Bill, 2017
Presented
8
Under sub-rule (1) of rule 194 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate, 2012, that the time for presentation of report of the Committee on the Calling Attention Notice moved by Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq on 20th January, 2017, regarding the granting of equivalence certificates to O and A level students by the Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) and referred to the Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination on the recommendation of the Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training on 9th August, 2017, be extended for a period of thirty working days with effect from 9th October, 2017
Extension Granted
10
The Protection of Economic Reforms (Amendment) Bill, 2016
Presented
10
The Committee on amendments in rules 64 and 93 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate, 2012, moved by Senator Karim Ahmed Khawaja on his behalf and on behalf of other members, on 21st August, 2017
Presented
10
The Committee on contempt of the House committed by the Additional Secretary (America), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, by not complying with the directives of the Chair to be present in the House, during debate on national security issue arising out of US President’s new strategy for South Asia and Afghanistan and remarks about Pakistan
Presented

  Motion Under Rule 218

Sitting No. Motion Under Rule 218 Status
1
The House may discuss the structural issues of power sector in the country resulting into perpetual crisis affecting the daily lives of general public
Debated
1
This House may discuss the progress made in the development of alternate narrative to curb militancy as envisaged in the National Action Plan
Deferred
1
The House may discuss the present police system in the country and suggest ways and means for its improvement for better protection of the fundamental / human rights of the people of Pakistan
Deferred
1
This House may discuss the situation arising out of rapid increase in population of the country
Deferred
1
The House may discuss the progress made so far in revitalizing the Asian Parliamentary Assembly after active involvement of Pakistan
Deferred
1
This House may discuss the reasons for imposition of various taxes through electricity bills
Deferred
1
The House may discuss the situation arising out of non-announcement of NFC Award and announcing the Budget 2017-18 without announcing that Award
Deferred
1
This House may discuss the need and importance of effective management of borders with Iran and Afghanistan
Deferred
6
The House may discuss the structural issues of power sector in the country resulting into perpetual crisis affecting the daily lives of general public
Taken Up
6
This House may discuss the progress made in the development of alternate narrative to curb militancy as envisaged in the National Action Plan
Taken Up
6
The House may discuss the present police system in the country and suggest ways and means for its improvement for better protection of the fundamental / human rights of the people of Pakistan
Taken Up
6
This House may discuss the situation arising out of rapid increase in population of the country
Taken Up
6
This House may discuss the reasons for imposition of various taxes through electricity bills
Deferred
6
The House may discuss the situation arising out of non-announcement of NFC Award and announcing the Budget 2017-18 without announcing that Award
Deferred
6
This House may discuss the ways and means to promote tree plantation culture in the country
Deferred
6
The House may discuss the issue of cartelization in the industrial sector with particular reference to the Cement and automobile sector where the consumers have to pay higher prices of commodities
Deferred
6
The House may discuss the situation arising out of increasing fiscal and current account deficit
Deferred
6
The House may discuss the reasons for delay in completion of the Kuchlak Road Housing Scheme and Quetta City Mahal Karakshasa Mouza Kirani Tappa Shadenzai Scheme
Deferred
6
The House may discuss the situation arising out of increasing extremism and intolerance in our society and the ways and means to eliminate the same
Deferred

  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, 2017
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, 2017
Not Taken Up
4
This House expresses its deep gratitude to the President of Pakistan for his address to both the Houses assembled together on 1st June, 2017
Not Taken Up
5
This House expresses its deep gratitude to the President of Pakistan for his address to both the Houses assembled together on 1st June, 2017
Not Taken Up
6
This House expresses its deep gratitude to the President of Pakistan for his address to both the Houses assembled together on 1st June, 2017
Deferred
7
This House expresses its deep gratitude to the President of Pakistan for his address to both the Houses assembled together on 1st June, 2017
Taken Up

  Motion under Rule 196(1)

Sitting No. Motion under Rule 196(1) Status
3
The implementation status of the recommendations of the Senate, adopted by the House on 30th August, 2017, contained in the report of the Committee of the Whole on initial response to US President’s new Afghan-South Asia Policy statement and the policy guidelines in the wake of emerging regional realities
Adopted



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