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Senate Assembly   |     Apr 06, 2015 To Apr 20, 2015     |     Session No: 234     |     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 Apr, 2015 1 04:00 04:00 00:00 04:30 0:30 0:00
13 Apr, 2015 2 04:00 04:00 00:00 08:22 4:22 0:00
14 Apr, 2015 3 10:15 10:15 00:00 01:20 3:05 0:00
15 Apr, 2015 4 10:15 10:15 00:00 11:06 0:51 0:00
16 Apr, 2015 5 10:15 10:15 00:00 05:17 5:54 1:08
17 Apr, 2015 6 10:15 10:15 00:00 12:43 2:28 0:00
20 Apr, 2015 7 03:00 03:00 00:00 06:55 3:55 0:00
Total/Average 0:00 21:05 1:08

  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

0:30 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:30 0:30
2

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

4:22 0:00 0:00 0:00 4:14 0:00
3

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

3:05 0:00 0:00 0:00 3:05 0:00
4

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

0:51 0:00 0:00 0:00 0:49 0:00
5

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Absent

5:54 0:00 0:00 0:30 7:02 0:00
6

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

1:11 0:55 0:22 0:00 2:28 0:00
7

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

3:55 0:00 0:00 0:00 3:55 0:59

No. of Sittings Attended

7

7

7

1

7

2

Total Time

19:48

0:55

0:22

0:30

22:03

1:29


Member's Attendance in each Sitting
Sitting No. Members At Outset Members At End Maximum Members Minority Members
1 25 62 62 3
2 11 45 56 2
3 16 39 48 3
4 20 48 51 2
5 28 38 59 3
6 28 39 47 3
7 19 45 53 3
Average Attendance 21 45 54 3

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

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

Absent

Present

2

Present

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Absent

3

Absent

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Present

Absent

Absent

4

Absent

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Absent

Present

Absent

Absent

5

Absent

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

6

Absent

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

7

Present

Absent

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Absent

Absent

Present

Absent

Absent

No. of Sittings Attended

3 6 7 6 5 6 5 2 2 6 0 1

  Orders of the Day

  Question Hour ( View All Questions )

Sitting No. Ministry Starred Un-starred Total
3 Aviation Division 2 0 2
3 Cabinet Secretariat 6 0 6
3 Capital Administration and Development Division 8 0 8
3 Commerce 1 0 1
4 Housing & Works 3 0 3
4 Law Justice & Human Rights 1 0 1
4 Petroleum and Natural Resources 7 0 7
4 Prime Minister’s Office 3 0 3
4 Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony 1 0 1
4 Water & Power 2 0 2
5 Defence 1 0 1
5 Interior and Narcotics Control 5 0 5
5 Railways 4 0 4
5 States and Frontier Regions 2 0 2
6 Federal Education and Professional Training 3 0 3
6 Foreign Affairs 5 0 5
6 National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination 3 0 3
6 Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development 5 0 5
Total62 0 62

  Adjournment Motion

Sitting No. Adjournment Motion Status
4
The incident of planting of bomb near the House of Mr. Abdul Latif Afridi, Ex-MNA and prominent leader of ANP
Not Taken Up
5
The incident of planting of bomb near the House of Mr. Abdul Latif Afridi, Ex-MNA and prominent leader of ANP
Not Taken Up

  Calling Attention Notices

Sitting No. Calling Attention Notices Ministry Status
3
Blockage of Computerized National Identity Cards of the people belonging to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by NADRA at the time of their renewal
Interior and Narcotics Control Taken Up
4
The decision of the Government to call back the Commercial Councilors posted abroad
Commerce Not Taken Up
5
Legality of recent increase in prices of Petroleum products by the Government
Petroleum and Natural Resources Not Taken Up
6
The decision of the Government to call back the Commercial Councilors posted abroad
Commerce Taken Up
6
Problems being faced by the general public for bio-metric verification of their SIM cards and blockage of millions of unverified SIM cards by the PTA
Information Technology and Telecommunication Taken Up

  Legislative Business

Sitting No. Name of Bill Type Status
1 The Islamabad Mandatory Vaccination and Protection of Health Workers Bill, 2015 Private Not Taken Up
2 The Islamabad Mandatory Vaccination and Protection of Health Workers Bill, 2015 Private Introduced
3 The Safeguard Measures (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015 Government Introduced
3 The Countervailing Duties Ordinance, 2015 Government Introduced
3 The Anti-dumping Duties Ordinance, 2015 Government Introduced
3 The National Tariff Commission Ordinance, 2015 Government Introduced
3 The General Election 2013 inquiry Commission Ordinance, 2015 Government Introduced
4 The Seed Amendment Bill, 2015 Government Not Taken Up
4 The Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Government Not Taken Up
4 The Credit Bureaus Bill, 2015 Government Not Taken Up
4 The Securities Bill, 2015 Government Not Taken Up
4 The Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Bill, 2015 Government Not Taken Up
5 The Seed Amendment Bill, 2015 Government Introduced
5 The Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Government Introduced
5 The Credit Bureaus Bill, 2015 Government Introduced
5 The Securities Bill, 2015 Government Passed
5 The Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Bill, 2015 Government Introduced

  Resolution

Sitting No. Resolution Type of Resolution Status
1 This House recommends that the Government should take effective steps for implementation of National Action Plan to counter terrorism in the country Private Not Taken Up
1 This House recommends that the Government should take effective steps to ensure Universal Salt Iodization in order to prevent devastating impacts of Iodine deficiency in the country Private Not Taken Up
1 This House recommends that the Government should take appropriate steps to preserve and develop the sacred archaeological sites in the country Private Not Taken Up
1 This House recommends that the Federal Government may urge the Provincial Government of Balochistan to take effective steps for development of livestock sector in that province Private Not Taken Up
2 This House recommends that the Government should take effective steps for implementation of National Action Plan to counter terrorism in the country Private Not Taken Up
2 This House recommends that the Government should take effective steps to ensure Universal Salt Iodization in order to prevent devastating impacts of Iodine deficiency in the country Private Deferred
2 This House recommends that the Government should take appropriate steps to preserve and develop the sacred archaeological sites in the country Private Adopted
2 This House recommends that the Federal Government may urge the Provincial Government of Balochistan to take effective steps for development of livestock sector in that province Private Not Taken Up
2 This House expresses its profound grief and shock on the sad demise of Ex-Sentor Qazi Muhammad Shahid. Late Sentor Qazi Muhammad Shahid was a seasoned Parliamentarian. He remained Member of the Senate from the Province of Punjab from August, 1973 to August, 1975. He was amongst the first ever galaxy of Members of the Senate of Pakistan. He made useful contributions to the discussions in the Senate. The services rendered by him would long be remembered. We pray to the Almighty Allah to shower his infinite blessings on the departed soul. May his soul rest in eternal peace and May Allah Almighty give his family strength and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Private Adopted
4 This House expresses its profound grief and shock on the sad demise of Senator Muhammad Azam Khan Hoti. He was born on the 27th of April, 1946 in a respectable and renowned political family of Mardan. He was born in a house of great follower of Bacha Khan. He received his early education in Risalpur and later studied at the Aitcheson College, Lahore. He graduated from the Degree College, Nowshewra. After his graduation he got commission in the Pakistan Army in 1967 and also took part in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. His passion to ameliorate the quality of life of the people of his area led him to join the National Awami Party (NAP) in 1972. He served the National Awami Party and later the Awami National Party (ANP) after NAP was banned. He was twice elected as MNA from Mardan in 1990 and 1997 on ANP’s ticket and twice made the Federal Minister for Communications in 1991 and 1997. He remained Member Senate of Pakistan from 1994 to 1997 and from 2012 till his death today. He remained member of different Senate Standing Committees. He made useful contribution to the discussions in the Senate and the National Assembly. His death will be deeply mourned and we all share the loss sustained by his family and friends. Services rendered by him would be long remembered. We pray to Almighty ALLAH to shower His infinite blessings on the departed soul. May his soul rest in peace and may God give his family strength and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss. Private Adopted
7 This House recommends that the Government should take effective steps for implementation of National Action Plan to counter terrorism in the country Private Debated
7 This House recommends that the Government should take effective steps to ensure Universal Salt Iodization in order to prevent devastating impacts of Iodine deficiency in the country Private Not Taken Up
7 This House recommends that the Federal Government may urge the Provincial Government of Balochistan to take effective steps for development of livestock sector in that province Private Adopted
7 This House calls upon the Government of Pakistan to condemn the execution of Mr. Muhammad Qamar-uz-Zaman, Assistant General Secretary, Jammat-e-Islami Bangladesh, by the Government of Bangladesh for his support to Pakistan in 1971. The Government of Pakistan may demand the Government of Bangladesh not to revive the matters of 1971 and to quash/withdraw all the cases against the leaders of Jammat-e-Islami Bangladesh in the spirit of reconciliation. This House expresses its condolences with the family of the deceased and Jammat-e-Islami Bangladesh. Private Deferred

  Motion Under Rule 218

Sitting No. Motion Under Rule 218 Status
1
This House may discuss the overall position of education standards in the country at present
Not Taken Up
1
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
Not Taken Up
1
This House may discuss the issue of import of LNG in the country and the agreements made or proposed to be made in this regard
Not Taken Up
1
This House may discuss the overall performance of the banking sector in the country with particular reference to the lack of lending to private sector and small and medium sized enterprises
Not Taken Up
1
This House may discuss the issue of corruption in Federal Government Departments
Not Taken Up
1
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
1
This House may discuss the new aviation policy of the Government with particular reference to the proposal of outsourcing the major airports in the country
Not Taken Up
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 Federal Government Hospitals with particular reference to availability of facilities of various tests and provisions of free medicines to the out door patients
Not Taken Up
2
This House may discuss the issue of import of LNG in the country and the agreements made or proposed to be made in this regard
Debated
2
This House may discuss the overall performance of the banking sector in the country with particular reference to the lack of lending to private sector and small and medium sized enterprises
Debated
2
This House may discuss the issue of corruption in Federal Government Departments
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 new aviation policy of the Government with particular reference to the proposal of outsourcing the major airports in the country
Debated
7
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
7
This House may discuss the issue of import of LNG in the country and the agreements made or proposed to be made in this regard
Debated
7
This House may discuss the overall performance of the banking sector in the country with particular reference to the lack of lending to private sector and small and medium sized enterprises
Debated
7
This House may discuss the issue of corruption in Federal Government Departments
Not Taken Up
7
This House may discuss the new aviation policy of the Government with particular reference to the proposal of outsourcing the major airports in the country
Not Taken Up
7
This House may discuss the present status of Pak-China Economic Corridor with particular reference to the changes in its original route
Debated
7
This House may discuss the situation arising out of militancy in FATA
Deferred
7
This House may discuss the overall condition of the economy of the country
Not Taken Up

  Amendment in Rules of Procedure

Sitting No. Amendment in Rules of Procedure Status
5
172A. Constituting the Committee The House may constitute itself into a Committee of the Whole on a motion by the Leader of the House or Leader of the Opposition. When the House constitutes itself into a Committee of the Whole, it functions as one Committee acting upon any matter(s) referred by the House and conducts its proceedings like a regular Committee with its membership composed of all the members of the House: Provided that if a motion to constitute the House into a Committee of the Whole is not passed, a similar motion shall not be presented within the same session. 172B. Proceedings (1) The Chairman or any member nominated by the Chairman shall preside over the Committee. (2) The Committee shall conduct business only when there is a quorum. If there is no quorum, the Chairman or the person nominated by the Chairman to preside shall immediately suspend its proceedings. (3) In addition to his vote as a member, the Chairman or the person nominated by the Chairman to preside shall, in the event of on equality of votes, have a casting vote. (4) Documents and papers in possession of the House or the Senate Secretariat may be called for by any member and read by the Secretary Senate for the information of the Committee unless the Committee orders otherwise. Resource persons and/or technical assistants may be invited to attend the proceedings, and upon permission of the Chairman, may directly answer questions and inquiries asked by the members. (5) When a Committee of the whole has concluded consideration of a matter referred to it, the Leader of the House or the Leader of the Opposition, as the case may be, shall make a report to the House. Matters reported shall be presented before the House for action as though reported by any other Committee. (6) The Committee shall have power to require the attendance of any person or summon production of papers, records from any Division, department, autonomous body, semiautonomous body or organization, or examine such persons on oath or solemn affirmation, or invite or summon any person to give evidence in relation to any matter under its consideration.”
Taken Up
5
172A. Constituting the Committee The House may constitute itself into a Committee of the Whole on a motion by the Leader of the House or Leader of the Opposition. When the House constitutes itself into a Committee of the Whole, it functions as one Committee acting upon any matter(s) referred by the House and conducts its proceedings like a regular Committee with its membership composed of all the members of the House: Provided that if a motion to constitute the House into a Committee of the Whole is not passed, a similar motion shall not be presented within the same session. 172B. Proceedings (1) The Chairman or any member nominated by the Chairman shall preside over the Committee. (2) The Committee shall conduct business only when there is a quorum. If there is no quorum, the Chairman or the person nominated by the Chairman to preside shall immediately suspend its proceedings. (3) In addition to his vote as a member, the Chairman or the person nominated by the Chairman to preside shall, in the event of on equality of votes, have a casting vote. (4) Documents and papers in possession of the House or the Senate Secretariat may be called for by any member and read by the Secretary Senate for the information of the Committee unless the Committee orders otherwise. Resource persons and/or technical assistants may be invited to attend the proceedings, and upon permission of the Chairman, may directly answer questions and inquiries asked by the members. (5) When a Committee of the whole has concluded consideration of a matter referred to it, the Leader of the House or the Leader of the Opposition, as the case may be, shall make a report to the House. Matters reported shall be presented before the House for action as though reported by any other Committee. (6) The Committee shall have power to require the attendance of any person or summon production of papers, records from any Division, department, autonomous body, semiautonomous body or organization, or examine such persons on oath or solemn affirmation, or invite or summon any person to give evidence in relation to any matter under its consideration.”
Taken Up
5
That after rule 265, the following new rule shall be added, namely “265A. Periodical reports by Ministers on matters referred by the House.- (1) Ministers concerned shall, after every three months, appear before the House and make reports on all matters referred by the House and recommendations made by Committees. Explanation. - The time period of three months contemplated in this rule shall be computed from commencement of Parliamentary Year i.e. 12th March of every year, accordingly, reports shall be due in June, September, December and March. (2) The time for making reports shall be allotted on different days in rotation to the Ministers concerned as the Chairman may, from time to time, specify. (3) The Senate Secretariat shall, on monthly basis, issue a consolidated list of matters referred by the House and recommendations made by Committees.”
Taken Up
5
That after rule 265, the following new rule shall be added, namely “265A. Periodical reports by Ministers on matters referred by the House.- (1) Ministers concerned shall, after every three months, appear before the House and make reports on all matters referred by the House and recommendations made by Committees. Explanation. - The time period of three months contemplated in this rule shall be computed from commencement of Parliamentary Year i.e. 12th March of every year, accordingly, reports shall be due in June, September, December and March. (2) The time for making reports shall be allotted on different days in rotation to the Ministers concerned as the Chairman may, from time to time, specify. (3) The Senate Secretariat shall, on monthly basis, issue a consolidated list of matters referred by the House and recommendations made by Committees.”
Taken Up
5
That in rule 194, for sub-rule (1), the following shall be substituted, namely “(1) Where the Senate has not fixed any time for the presentation of a report, the report of a Committee shall be presented within sixty days from the date on which reference was made to it by the Senate: Provided that the House may, on a motion for extension of time, moved before the expiry of time fixed by the Senate or within sixty days, allow that the time for presentation of the report be extended to a date specified in the motion: Provided further that if the House is not in session or is not likely to re-assemble till after the expiry of the date fixed for the presentation of the report, the Chairman in his Chamber may grant the required extension of time on behalf of the House and the House shall be informed of such extension of time as soon as it re-assembles. Explanation, - For the purposes of motion for extension of time, it shall be the responsibility of the Secretary Committee to initiate the process well before time.”
Taken Up
5
That in rule 194, for sub-rule (1), the following shall be substituted, namely “(1) Where the Senate has not fixed any time for the presentation of a report, the report of a Committee shall be presented within sixty days from the date on which reference was made to it by the Senate: Provided that the House may, on a motion for extension of time, moved before the expiry of time fixed by the Senate or within sixty days, allow that the time for presentation of the report be extended to a date specified in the motion: Provided further that if the House is not in session or is not likely to re-assemble till after the expiry of the date fixed for the presentation of the report, the Chairman in his Chamber may grant the required extension of time on behalf of the House and the House shall be informed of such extension of time as soon as it re-assembles. Explanation, - For the purposes of motion for extension of time, it shall be the responsibility of the Secretary Committee to initiate the process well before time.”
Taken Up
5
That in rule 58 the following shall be substituted, namely No publicity of answers to questions in advance. — Answers to questions which Ministers propose to give in the Senate shall be placed on the members’ desk as well as shall be electronically sent to the members two hours before the commencement of question hour and shall not be released for publication until the answers have actually been given on the floor of the Senate or laid on the Table.”
Taken Up
5
That in rule 58 the following shall be substituted, namely No publicity of answers to questions in advance. — Answers to questions which Ministers propose to give in the Senate shall be placed on the members’ desk as well as shall be electronically sent to the members two hours before the commencement of question hour and shall not be released for publication until the answers have actually been given on the floor of the Senate or laid on the Table.”.
Taken Up
5
That in rule 67 the following shall be substituted, namely (i) For the word “one”, the word “two” shall be substituted; and (ii)For the “full stop” occurring at the end a “colon” shall be substituted and thereafter, the following proviso shall be added, namely:- “Provided that the second matter shall not be raised by the same members who have raised the first matter.”
Taken Up
5
That in rule 67 the following shall be substituted, namely (i) For the word “one”, the word “two” shall be substituted; and (ii)For the “full stop” occurring at the end a “colon” shall be substituted and thereafter, the following proviso shall be added, namely:- “Provided that the second matter shall not be raised by the same members who have raised the first matter.”
Taken Up

  Points of Order

Sitting No.   Points of Order Representative Name Number of POs
3 Law and Order Muhammad Talha Mehmood 2
3 Law and Order Muhammad Baleegh-ur-Rehman 1
3 Law and Order Agha Siraj Khan Durani 2
3 Business of House Mian Raza Rabbani 6
3 Law and Order Mukhtiar Ahmed Dhamrah 1
3 Law and Order Hamza 1
3 Law and Order Dr. Jehanzeb Jamaldini 1
3 Government Institutions Ilyas Ahmad Bilour 1
3 Government Institutions Muhammad Baleegh-ur-Rehman 1
3 Governance Farhatullah Babar 1
3 Communication Kalsoom Perveen 1
3 Governance Hidayat Ullah 1
3 Government Institutions Saeed Ghani 1
3 Law and Order Mir Kabeer Ahmed Muhammad Shahi 1
3 Government Institutions Mukhtiar Ahmed Dhamrah 1
3 Government Institutions Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar 1
3 Government Institutions Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan Musakhel 1
3 Governance Nauman Wazir 1
3 Law and Order Robina Irfan 1
3 Government Institutions Khushbakht Shujat 1
3 Government Institutions Chaudhary Tanvir 1
3 Governance Saeedul Hassan Mandokhail 1
3 Governance Hamza 1
3 Finance and Economic Policy Dr. Jehanzeb Jamaldini 1
3 Communication Muhammad Talha Mehmood 1
3 Communication Sheikh Aftab Ahmed 1
3 Government Institutions Hafiz Hamdullah 1
4 Business of House Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq 1
4 Business of House Saeed Ghani 1
4 Business of House Nauman Wazir 1
4 Business of House Ilyas Ahmad Bilour 1
5 Business of House Mian Raza Rabbani 1
5 Law and Order Muhammad Baleegh-ur-Rehman 2
5 Law and Order Farhatullah Babar 2
5 Law and Order Dr. Jehanzeb Jamaldini 2
5 Energy and Natural Resources Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq 1
5 Democracy and Political Development Nasreen Jalil 1
5 Communication Kalsoom Perveen 1
5 Foreign Relations Nasreen Jalil 1
5 Energy and Natural Resources Nauman Wazir 1
5 Energy and Natural Resources Jam Kamal Khan 1
6 Business of House Osman Saifullah Khan 1
6 Energy and Natural Resources Sassui Palijo 1
6 Government Institutions Dr. Jehanzeb Jamaldini 1
6 Law and Order Shahi Syed 1
6 Finance and Economic Policy Taj Haider 1
6 Communication Molvi Maazullah Musakhel 1
6 Energy and Natural Resources Muhsin Aziz 1
6 Business of House Mian Raza Rabbani 1
6 Finance and Economic Policy A. Rehman Malik 1
7 Finance and Economic Policy Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar 1
7 Business of House Mian Raza Rabbani 1

  Participation in Proceedings

Sitting No. Intervention Total Representatives
5 Legislation 8