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Senate Assembly   |     Mar 06, 2015 To Mar 11, 2015     |     Session No: 232     |     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
06 Mar, 2015 1 11:00 11:10 00:10 12:48 1:38 0:00
09 Mar, 2015 2 04:00 04:34 00:34 06:06 1:32 0:00
10 Mar, 2015 3 10:00 10:43 00:43 01:47 3:04 0:00
11 Mar, 2015 4 10:30 11:21 00:51 01:29 2:08 0:00
Total/Average 0:34 8:22 0:00

  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

Absent

Present

Absent

Absent

Present

1:38 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:00 1:22
2

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

1:32 0:00 0:00 0:00 1:32 1:32
3

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

3:04 0:00 0:00 0:00 2:12 3:04
4

Absent

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

0:00 2:08 0:00 0:00 2:08 2:08

No. of Sittings Attended

3

3

4

0

3

4

Total Time

6:14

2:08

0:00

0:00

5:52

8:06


Member's Attendance in each Sitting
Sitting No. Members At Outset Members At End Maximum Members Minority Members
1 15 28 38 2
2 17 28 51 3
3 8 33 64 3
4 21 35 49 3
Average Attendance 15 31 51 3

Members Attendance by Sitting and Party
Party Total Membership Average Present Average Absent Average Leave
PPPP 39 28 10 1
PML-N 17 12 5 0
ANP 12 10 2 0
IND 12 8 4 0
MQM 7 4 3 0
JUI 6 4 2 0
PML 5 4 1 0
BNP-A 3 2 1 0
NP 1 0 1 0
PKMAP 1 1 0 0
PML-F 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

Present

Absent

Absent

Present

Absent

Absent

2

Absent

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Present

Absent

Present

3

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Present

Absent

Absent

4

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Present

Absent

Absent

No. of Sittings Attended

2 3 3 0 1 2 4 0 1 4 0 1

  Orders of the Day

  Question Hour ( View All Questions )

Sitting No. Ministry Starred Un-starred Total
1 Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization 53 0 53
1 Industries & Production 3 0 3
1 Law Justice & Human Rights 1 0 1
1 Planning, Development and Reform 3 0 3
Total60 0 60

  Calling Attention Notices

Sitting No. Calling Attention Notices Ministry Status
3
Issuance of the Presidential Order regulating election of Senators from FATA
States and Frontier Regions Not Taken Up
4
Issuance of the Presidential Order regulating election of Senators from FATA
States and Frontier Regions Taken Up

  Legislative Business

Sitting No. Name of Bill Type Status
2 The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2015 (Amendment of paragraph (h) of Article 37) Private Introduced
2 The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2015 (Omission of clause (2) of Article 248) Private Introduced
2 The Education of the Holy Quran according to Recitation by Sighting and with Translation, Learning by Heart and with Correct Pronunciation Bill, 2015 Private Introduced
2 The Provincial Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Private Passed
2 The Privatization Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Private Passed

  Resolution

Sitting No. Resolution Type of Resolution Status
2 This House recommends that the Government should take effective steps to check the sea intrusion along the coastal areas of Balochistan and Sindh particularly Karachi, Thatta and Badin Private Adopted
2 This House recommends that the Government should take immediate steps to establish Universities in each district of the country Private Adopted
2 This House recommends that the Government should provide subsidy on manufacturing and import of mechanized agricultural implements Private Not Taken Up
2 This House recommends that the Government should take effective steps to allocate sufficient time for telecasting social service programmes like promotion of agriculture and education and to create awareness amongst the people about proper use of water and energy on official and private media channels in the country Private Adopted
2 This House recommends that the Government should take immediate steps to conduct 6th Housing and Population Census in the country Private Adopted
2 This House on the occasion of International Women’s Day 2015, recalls the quote of the Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who stated that: “There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is the third power stronger than both, that of the women.” Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Acknowledge the contribution of women in strengthening our county’s political economic and social development. Provide full respect to various religious and ethical values, cultural backgrounds and philosophical convictions of individuals and their communities so this may contribute towards gender equality. Work together and in partnership with men towards the common goal of gender equality. Enhance and protect the full enjoyment of all human rights and the fundamental freedom of all women throughout their life cycle. Promote access to education; equal economic independence; equal pay for equal work; equality in decision-making; Commends the Parliamentarians for actively working towards the socio-economic uplift and political empowerment of women through legislation, oversight and representation; Reiterates the importance of addressing issues relating specifically to women through exercise of democratic and parliamentary powers to ensure the protection of their social and political rights; Resolves to bring women in all spheres of life at par with men, eliminating gender discrimination and ensuring equality of status in society for fulfilling and promising opportunities Private Adopted
3 This House expresses its profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of former Senator Mir Abdur Rehman Jamali. Mr. Abdur Rehman Jamali was a distinguished politician, a seasoned parliamentarian. He was elected to the Senate from the Province of Balochistan and remained member of the Senate from 1991 to 1994. He made useful contributions to the discussion in the Senate. Services rendered by him will be long remembered. This House expresses its deepest sympathies with the bereaved family. We pray to Allah Almighty to shower his infinite blessings and rest his soul in eternal peace. God may give his family strength and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Government Adopted
3 This House expresses serious concern that a former Chief Justice of Pakistan is availing fringe benefits over and above those admissible under the rules. It believes that such discrimination in availing extra fringe benefits by only Ex-Chief Justice to the exclusion of other Ex-Chief Justices of Pakistan and Ex-Judges, militates against the prestige of the judiciary. This House, therefore, calls for a review of the discriminatory decision of allowing additional perks to a former Chief Justice and for taking appropriate steps to withdraw the same from him and recover the amount spent on it from the beneficiary, the former Chief Justice. This House also calls for summoning the former Chief Justice of Pakistan before appropriate Committee of the House to explain the reason for availing discriminatory extra post retirement benefits over and above those allowed under the rules. Private Deferred
3 The Senate of Pakistan, taking note of the fact that regional and continental inter-parliamentary bodies had been established in almost all the continents except Asia, whereas, Asia is the largest and most populous continent with a great history, a vibrant present and on the verge of realizing its great economic potential, as 21st Century is being rightly termed as the Asian century. Acknowledges that the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA), currently being the largest parliamentary platform of Asia has been revitalized and galvanized into a more vibrant organization under Pakistan’s presidency for the last one and a half year, as two most successful plenary sessions of Asian Parliamentary Assembly were hosted by Senate of Pakistan besides the Executive Council meetings and the Troika-Plus meetings which had generated a great momentum for further integration of Asian countries’ parliaments. Recognizes that creation of the Asian Parliament, an institutional voice of the Asian Century, would be the ultimate pivot towards effective and mutually reinforcing regional and sub-regional partnerships. Appreciates the vision of the President of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly, continued efforts of permanent headquarters of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly at Tehran, especially a comprehensive research-based document on the fundamentals of the Asian Parliament and initiatives of the provisional secretariat of the APA which is based at the Senate of Pakistan, resulting in establishment of a Special Committee for the Creation of Asian Parliament (SCCAP). Private Adopted
4 This house deeply appreciating the outgoing Chairman Syed Nayyer Hussain Bukhari, Deputy Chairman Sabir Ali Baloch, Leader of the House Raja Zafarul Haq and Leader of the Opposition Ch. Aitzaz Ahsan for their excellent and untiring constitutional services rendered during the Senate proceedings. This House acknowledged the historic role played by Senate in strengthening the democracy. It also appreciated legislation carried out by the Upper House and efforts to create political harmony Private Adopted

  Reports

Sitting No. Report Status
1
The Provincial Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015
Presented
1
The Privatization Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2015
Presented
1
The report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on a Point of Order raised by Senator Sardar Ali Khan, on 30th December, 2014, regarding the status of land allotted for construction of Pakistan Embassy in Muscat, Oman
Not Taken Up
1
The report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs for the period from March, 2012 to March, 2015
Not Taken Up
1
The report of the Standing Committee on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan for the period from 9th January, 2014 to March, 2015
Not Taken Up
1
The report of the Standing Committee on Water and Power for the period from June, 2012 to March, 2015
Not Taken Up
1
The report of the Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Reforms for the period from January, 2014 to January, 2015
Not Taken Up
2
The report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on a Point of Order raised by Senator Sardar Ali Khan, on 30th December, 2014, regarding the status of land allotted for construction of Pakistan Embassy in Muscat, Oman
Presented
2
The report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs for the period from March, 2012 to March, 2015
Presented
2
The report of the Standing Committee on Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan for the period from 9th January, 2014 to March, 2015
Presented
2
The report of the Standing Committee on Water and Power for the period from June, 2012 to March, 2015
Presented
2
The report of the Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Reforms for the period from January, 2014 to January, 2015
Presented
2
The 1st report of the Standing Committee on Housing and Works for the period from July, 2012 to January, 2015
Presented
2
The report of the Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control for the period from 22nd January, 2014 to 29th September, 2014
Presented
2
The 3 Year Performance Report of the Standing Committee on Defence
Presented
2
The report of the Standing Committee on States and Frontier Regions for the period from 7th June, 2012 to 26th December, 2014
Presented
2
The report of the Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination for the period from June, 2013 to February, 2015
Presented
3
The report of the on Rules of Procedure and Privileges on the privilege motion moved by Senator Muhammad Zahid Khan on 4th June, 2014, regarding the behaviour of Secretary, Public Health Engineering Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Presented
3
The report of the Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges on the privilege motion moved by Senator Shirala Malik on 16th April, 2014, regarding misbehaviour of PIA officials at Rawal Lounge, Benazir International Airport, Islamabad
Presented
3
The report of the Committee on Starred Question No.34, asked by Senator Nuzhat Sadiq on 30th October, 2014, regarding agreement made by the Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation (FGEHF) with M/s Green Tree for development of Housing Scheme for Federal Government Employees in Bara Kahu, Islamabad
Presented
3
The report of the Standing Committee on Defence Production for the period from 9th January, 2014 to 11th March, 2015
Presented
3
The report of the Standing Committee on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development for the period from September, 2012 to February, 2015
Presented
3
The report of the Standing Committee on Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage for the period from June, 2012 to November, 2014
Presented
3
The report of visit of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security of the Senate of the Czech Republic to Pakistan from 2nd to 5th June, 2014 and visit of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate of Pakistan to Prague, Czech Republic from 26th June to 1st July, 2014
Presented
3
The report of Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs regarding visit of the Committee to Berlin and Brussels from 1st to 9th July, 2014
Presented
3
The report of the Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research for the period from February, 2014 to March, 2015
Presented
3
The report of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan for the Financial Year, 2013-14
Laid
4
The Securities Bill, 2015
Presented
4
The report of the Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization for the period from June, 2012 to March, 2015
Presented

  Motion Under Rule 218

Sitting No. Motion Under Rule 218 Status
2
This House may discuss the overall position of education standards in the country at present
Debated
2
This House may discuss the overall performance of National Highway Authority with particular reference to the maintenance of Motorways and National Highways in the country
Not Taken Up
2
This House may discuss the overall performance of Federal Government Hospitals with particular reference to availability of facilities of various tests and provisions of free medicines to the out door patients
Debated
2
This House may discuss the Federal Government decision of merging Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) into Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal
Not Taken Up
2
This House may discuss the overall condition of the economy of the country
Not Taken Up

  Points of Order

Sitting No.   Points of Order Representative Name Number of POs
2 Democracy and Political Development Haji Mohammad Adeel 1
3 Strengthening the Federation Haji Mohammad Adeel 1
3 Government Corporation Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari 1
4 Law and Order Col (R) Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi 1
4 Law and Order Dr. Abdul Qayoom Soomro 1
4 Law and Order Farhatullah Babar 1
4 Law and Order Nasreen Jalil 1
4 Law and Order Shahi Syed 1
4 Law and Order Shirala Mallick 1
4 Law and Order Tanveer-ul-Haq Thanvi 1
4 Law and Order Mian Raza Rabbani 1
4 Law and Order Babar Khan Ghauri 1
4 Law and Order Abdul Rauf 1
4 Law and Order Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq 2
4 Energy and Natural Resources Muhammad Zahid Khan 1
4 Business of House Moula Bakhsh Chandio 4
4 Business of House Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari 1
4 Democracy and Political Development Abbas Khan Afridi 1
4 Sports Dr. Abdul Qayoom Soomro 1

  Participation in Proceedings

Sitting No. Intervention Total Representatives
1 Motion Under Rule 218 20
2 Standing Committee Report 1
2 Motion Under Rule 218 10
2 Motion of Thanks 2
2 Resolution 3
2 Supplementary Question 1
3 Motion Under Rule 218 38
3 Standing Committee Report 2
3 Calling Attention Notice 1
3 Resolution 8
4 Calling Attention Notice 6
4 Motion Under Rule 218 13