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Senate Assembly   |     Nov 17, 2017 To Nov 27, 2017     |     Session No: 270     |     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
17 Nov, 2017 1 10:00 10:13 00:13 01:13 3:00 0:00
20 Nov, 2017 2 03:00 03:05 00:05 06:31 2:43 0:43
22 Nov, 2017 3 03:00 03:30 00:30 06:23 2:39 0:14
24 Nov, 2017 4 10:30 10:35 00:05 01:04 2:29 0:00
27 Nov, 2017 5 04:00 04:50 00:50 07:57 2:44 0:23
Total/Average 0:21 13:35 1:20

  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

3:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 2:45 0:55
2

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Present

2:43 0:00 0:00 0:00 1:53 1:13
3

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Present

2:39 0:00 0:00 0:00 2:32 1:23
4

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

2:29 0:00 0:00 0:00 1:40 0:00
5

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Present

2:44 0:00 0:00 0:00 1:57 0:15

No. of Sittings Attended

5

1

5

0

5

4

Total Time

13:35

0:00

0:00

0:00

10:47

3:46


Member's Attendance in each Sitting
Sitting No. Members At Outset Members At End Maximum Members Minority Members
1 13 11 58 2
2 14 13 59 2
3 14 16 68 2
4 12 14 47 1
5 33 16 65 2
Average Attendance 17 14 59 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

No. of Sittings Attended

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

  Orders of the Day

  Adjournment Motion

Sitting No. Adjournment Motion Status
1
The political instability in the country which does not emerge from coalition spats and affect even regimes with solid majorities. The trigger is usually a clash of institutions between the elected regimes and military or judiciary
Out of Order
1
The listing of Pakistan at No. 7 of the top ten most affected countries by Climate Change
Out of Order
1
The ability of Pakistan to repay the interest and principal payment of huge loans in the financial year 2018-19 with the present balance of trade and account deficit
Dropped
1
Various financial challenges i.e., increase in external debts, decrease in remittances and increase in oil prices due to which financial and fiscal indicators are showing alarming fiscal situation of the country
Debated
3
To discuss implications of recent statements of Afghan President that Afghanistan will not become part of CPEC unless Pakistan gives access of trade through Wagha Border
Out of Order
3
The increase in prices of petroleum products which has placed extra burden on the poor segments of society
Debated
4
To discuss the highly complex system of taxes in Pakistan as revealed by recent Annual Flagship Report of World Bank according to which Pakistan stands at 172 position out of 190 countries in international ranking where the system of filing of tax returns has been made easy
Rejected
4
The increase in prices of petroleum products which has placed extra burden on the poor segments of society
Deferred
4
The non-profitability of FTAs with China, non-utilization of concessions granted by China under the first phase of these agreements, need to review the existing FTA agreements which are not promoting value added exports and the serious concerns regarding the promotion of local industry of Pakistan
Debated
5
The increase in prices of petroleum products which has placed extra burden on the poor segments of society
Debated
5
The non-profitability of FTAs with China, non-utilization of concessions granted by China under the first phase of these agreements, need to review the existing FTA agreements which are not promoting value added exports and the serious concerns regarding the promotion of local industry of Pakistan
Debated

  Calling Attention Notices

Sitting No. Calling Attention Notices Ministry Status
3
The report of World Health Organization (WHO) on the governance in the public Pharmaceutical sector of Pakistan wherein the registration of medicines, inspection, market control of manufacturers, distribution of medicines, clinical trials and procurement are vulnerable to corruption which is alarming as no written guideline, policy or procedure exist with regard to inspection activities
National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Disposed off
3
The 30 promotional posts of Custom Inspectors lying vacant in the Customs Collectorate of Quetta
Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Reffered To Committee
4
The suspension of automatic weapon licenses across the country
Interior Deffered
4
The proposal to sell out key assets of PIA such as hotels in New York and Paris
Aviation Division Dropped

  Legislative Business

Sitting No. Name of Bill Type Status
1 The Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Government Passed
1 The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Government Deferred
2 The West Pakistan Pure Food (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Private Dropped
2 The Prevention of Witchcraft Bill, 2017 Private Introduced
2 The Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Private Passed
4 The Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Government Introduced
5 The Area Study Centres (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Private Deferred
5 The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2017 Government Not Taken Up

  Resolution

Sitting No. Resolution Type of Resolution Status
2 “Cognizant of the fact that maritime industry is a dynamic component in the socio-economic configuration of a maritime nation; Realizing that Pakistan has a great strategic location and is blessed with a long coastline and abundant maritime resources which have not yet been utilized to its full potential; Mindful of the fact that with the onset of CPEC, maritime activities in Pakistan will increase manifold and the cooperation between ports and shipping industry would become more important for systematic development of maritime sector of the country; Recognizing the importance of maritime sector in the country’s economy, this House recommends that an over-arching coordinating body namely,- “The Pakistan Maritime Authority” should be established to help resolve governance and communication issues amongst various departments, sectors and Ministries, to ensure adherence to policy guidelines, timely planning for anticipated events and prevention of miscommunication and information gaps which will ultimately serve to bolster the country’s economy.” Private Deferred
2 The House recommends that the Government should make arrangements to set up a branch of National Bank of Pakistan at Mangal Mela of Tehsil Domail in District Bannu Private Deferred
2 This House recommends that the Government should take immediate steps to ensure safety and security of all educational, religious and other public places in ICT Private Adopted
2 This House recommends that the Government should encourage manufacturing of Solar Cells within the country by reducing Taxes and GST on the same Private Deferred
2 This House recommends that the Government should take effective steps to strengthen Police and other security institutions in the Federal Capital on modern footings Private Adopted
2 The House recommends that the Government should make fool-proof security arrangements for the pilgrims going to Iran by road via Taftan border crossing Private Deferred
2 This House recommends that the Government should establish a Research Institute (Think Tank) to give its input to the Government on different national and international issues Private Adopted
5 This House recommends that the Government should encourage manufacturing of Solar Cells within the country by reducing Taxes and GST on the same Private Withdrawn
5 “Cognizant of the fact that maritime industry is a dynamic component in the socio-economic configuration of a maritime nation; Realizing that Pakistan has a great strategic location and is blessed with a long coastline and abundant maritime resources which have not yet been utilized to its full potential; Mindful of the fact that with the onset of CPEC, maritime activities in Pakistan will increase manifold and the cooperation between ports and shipping industry would become more important for systematic development of maritime sector of the country; Recognizing the importance of maritime sector in the country’s economy, this House recommends that an over-arching coordinating body namely,- “The Pakistan Maritime Authority” should be established to help resolve governance and communication issues amongst various departments, sectors and Ministries, to ensure adherence to policy guidelines, timely planning for anticipated events and prevention of miscommunication and information gaps which will ultimately serve to bolster the country’s economy.” Private Rejected
5 The House recommends that the Government should make arrangements to set up a branch of National Bank of Pakistan at Mangal Mela of Tehsil Domail in District Bannu Private Adopted
5 The House recommends that the Government should make fool-proof security arrangements for the pilgrims going to Iran by road via Taftan border crossing Private Adopted
5 The House recommends that the Government should lay all international conventions, treaties, covenants, commitments and agreements signed or ratified by the Government of Pakistan before both Houses of Parliament Private Deferred
5 This House recommends that the Government should ban manufacturing, import and sale of "Toy Weapons" in the country Private Adopted
5 The House recommends that the Government should take necessary steps to control the lowering of Water Table in the country Private Deferred
5 This House recommends that the Government should facilitate all those persons who left Pakistan at the time of partition or after that, and settled in other countries, in case they want to visit their motherland for religious or tourism purposes or they want to make investment or engage in some trade and business in the country Private Deferred
5 This House recommends that the Government should take steps to abolish interest on car, motorcycle and House Building advances being granted to the Federal Government servants Private Adopted

  Reports

Sitting No. Report Status
2
The Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017
Presented
2
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 9th August, 2017 on the recommendation of the Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training
Presented
2
The Committee on the subject matter of starred question No. 175, pertaining to number of Pakistani chairs in foreign universities lying vacant for the last many years, the reasons thereof and the steps being taken by the Government to fill the same, asked by Senator Nuzhat Sadiq on 3rd November, 2017
Presented
2
The Criminal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2017
Presented
2
Special Committee on Marginalized Segments of Society, to present 7th interim report of the Special Committee on Marginalized Segments of Society
Presented
2
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 issue raised by Senator Rubina Irfan on 18th September, 2017 regarding “the incident of dacoity took place at her residence in Balochistan and the mishandling of the case by the Balochistan Police despite knowing about the culprits”, may be extended for a period of thirty working days with effect from 17th November, 2017
Extension Granted
2
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 a matter raised by Senator Maulana Hafiz Hamdullah on 20th September, 2017 regarding “Gharang Check Post of FC in Balochistan due to which long queues of vehicles is a daily routine causing great problems to the people of the areas”, may be extended for a period of thirty working days with effect from 19th November, 2017
Extension Granted
2
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 a matter of “Grievances of media persons regarding attack on Mr. Ahmed Norani, a Journalist in Islamabad” raised in the House on 30th October, 2017, may be extended for a period of thirty working days with effect from 19th November, 2017
Extension Granted
3
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 Bill further to amend the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority Ordinance, 2002 [The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2017], introduced by Senator Mian Muhammad Ateeq Shaikh, on 21st August, 2017, may be extended for a further period of forty five working days with effect from 1st December, 2017
Extension Granted
3
The half yearly report of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in respect of its activities as required under section 53 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 (XL of 2016)
Not Taken Up
4
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 Bill further to amend the Pakistan Penal Code, 1860, and the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 [The Criminal Laws (Amendment) (Protection of Rights of Transgender Persons) Bill, 2017], introduced by Senator Rubina Khalid, on 21st August, 2017, may be extended for a further period of thirty working days with effect from 1st December, 2017
Extension Granted
4
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 Bill to provide for remedy and payment of compensation to those who are convicted as a result of miscarriage of justice [The Miscarriage of Justice (Compensation) Bill, 2017], introduced by Senator Mohammad Azam Khan Swati, on 21st August, 2017, may be extended for a further period of thirty working days with effect from 1st December, 2017
Extension Granted
4
The half yearly report of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in respect of its activities as required under section 53 of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act, 2016 (XL of 2016)
Presented
5
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 Bill to provide for the proper administration and management of the Islamabad Club [The Islamabad Club Administration and Management Bill, 2017], introduced by Senator Mohammad Azam Khan Swati, on 21st August, 2017, may be extended for a further period of twenty working days with effect from 28th November, 2017
Extension Granted
5
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 Bill to provide for the proper administration and management of the Gun and Country Club Islamabad [The Islamabad Gun and Country Club (Administration and Management) Bill, 2017], introduced by Senator Mohammad Azam Khan Swati, on 21st August, 2017, may be extended for a further period of twenty working days with effect from 28th November, 2017
Extension Granted
5
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 Bill to establish the Real Estate Regulatory Authority for regulation and promotion of the real estate sector and for matters connected therewith [The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2017], introduced by Senator Mohsin Aziz, on 21st August, 2017, may be extended for a further period of twenty working days with effect from 28th November, 2017
Extension Granted
5
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 Committees on the Premarital Blood Screening (Family Laws Amendment) Bill, 2016, referred by the House for joint consideration, may be extended for a further period of sixty working days with effect from 30th November, 2017
Extension Granted

  Motion Under Rule 218

Sitting No. Motion Under Rule 218 Status
2
The House may discuss the need to formulate a strategy for desalinating the sea water for industrial and domestic consumption in view of the likely water scarcity in the country and to establish resources, machinery and expertise required for this purpose
Debated
2
This House may discuss the steps being taken by the Government to control the increasing smuggling of spurious medicines in the country
Debated
2
This House may discuss the issue of Industrial sector's becoming unviable and uncompetitive in international market due to which the country is becoming a trading rather than a producing country
Deferred
2
This House may discuss the economic policies of the Government
Dropped
2
This House may discuss the narcotics control policy of the Government
Debated
2
The House may discuss the matters relating to upcoming and recently established IPPs in the country with particular reference to wind and solar plants, their cost and the tariff determined for the electricity being produced by those plants and its negative effects on common people, exports and industrial production
Deferred
5
This House may discuss the issue of Industrial sector's becoming unviable and uncompetitive in international market due to which the country is becoming a trading rather than a producing country
Deferred
5
The House may discuss the matters relating to upcoming and recently established IPPs in the country with particular reference to wind and solar plants, their cost and the tariff determined for the electricity being produced by those plants and its negative effects on common people, exports and industrial production
Deferred
5
The House may discuss the need and importance of strengthening the cyber security in the country
Deferred
5
This House may discuss the progress made on the issue of merger of FATA into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province
Deferred
5
The House may discuss the overall performance of National Highway Authority with particular reference to its ongoing projects of Motorways and National Highways in the country
Deferred
5
This House may discuss the adverse effects of contaminated drinking water on human health in Islamabad
Deferred
5
The House may discuss the importance of extra-curricular activities in academic institutions and the facilities provided in institutions under the administrative control of the Federal Government
Deferred



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