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Senate Assembly   |     Jul 06, 2015 To Jul 10, 2015     |     Session No: 237     |     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 Jul, 2015 1 03:00 03:00 00:00 05:51 2:51 0:00
07 Jul, 2015 2 01:00 01:05 00:05 04:00 2:55 0:00
08 Jul, 2015 3 01:00 01:00 00:00 04:32 3:32 0:00
09 Jul, 2015 4 01:00 01:00 00:00 04:41 3:41 0:00
10 Jul, 2015 5 10:00 10:05 00:05 12:21 2:16 0:00
Total/Average 0:02 15:15 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

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

2:51 0:00 0:00 0:00 2:51 2:51
2

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

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

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

2:24 1:08 0:00 0:00 2:44 2:44
4

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

2:41 1:00 0:00 0:00 3:41 3:41
5

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

1:11 1:05 0:00 0:00 2:16 1:21

No. of Sittings Attended

5

5

5

0

5

5

Total Time

12:02

3:13

0:00

0:00

14:27

13:22


Member's Attendance in each Sitting
Sitting No. Members At Outset Members At End Maximum Members Minority Members
1 19 30 62 3
2 17 38 52 2
3 15 38 50 3
4 12 38 49 3
5 14 34 42 2
Average Attendance 15 36 51 3

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

Present

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Present

2

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Present

3

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Present

4

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Present

5

Present

Absent

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Absent

Absent

Present

No. of Sittings Attended

4 4 3 4 4 4 5 0 0 0 0 5

  Orders of the Day

  Question Hour ( View All Questions )

Sitting No. Ministry Starred Un-starred Total
2 Defence 1 1 2
2 Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage 2 0 2
2 Interior and Narcotics Control 10 1 11
2 Railways 5 0 5
2 States and Frontier Regions 2 0 2
3 Federal Education and Professional Training 5 0 5
3 Communication 10 0 10
3 Foreign Affairs 4 0 4
3 National Food Security and Research 1 0 1
3 National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination 3 0 3
3 Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development 1 0 1
4 Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization 14 5 19
4 Industries & Production 1 0 1
5 Aviation Division 6 0 6
5 Cabinet Secretariat 10 0 10
5 Capital Administration and Development Division 7 0 7
5 Climate Change Division 1 0 1
5 Commerce 2 0 2
5 Establishment Division 4 2 6
5 Textile Industry 1 0 1
Total90 9 99

  Adjournment Motion

Sitting No. Adjournment Motion Status
2
Un-constitutional and illegal steps taken by the Election Commission of Pakistan for holding local bodies elections in Islamabad Capital Territory
Not Taken Up
3
Proposed conversion of 1400 acre land of National Agricultural Research Centre by the CDA into residential/commercial plots
Admitted for Discussion

  Calling Attention Notices

Sitting No. Calling Attention Notices Ministry Status
2
Non-regularization of services of about 1237 teachers of FGEI, Cantt Garrison particularly F.G. Model Primary School, Lalazar, Rawalpindi Cantt who have been serving on temporary basis since the last twenty years
Defence Taken Up
2
The instructions being given by the Ministry of Water and Power to PESCO and other DISCOs to carryout seven hours load shedding of electricity on industries during Ramazan even if the DISCO is within the daily allocated MW quota
Water & Power Not Taken Up
3
Non-provision of funds and other facilities like transport, office, office staff etc., to the National Commission for Human Rights due to which the Commission is not working effectively
Law Justice & Human Rights Taken Up
3
Ban on the INGO “Save the Children” and subsequent withdrawal of said ban by the Government
Interior and Narcotics Control Not Taken Up
4
Ban on the INGO “Save the Children” and subsequent withdrawal of said ban by the Government
Interior and Narcotics Control Taken Up
4
Illegal and forcible grabbing of land in Chak Mohri Dakhli Sihala and nine other villages in Islamabad by the Emaar Housing Society and firing on the houses of villagers
Interior and Narcotics Control Taken Up
5
The destruction of homes and infrastructure along the working boundary due to heavy mortar shelling from the Indian side
Defence Taken Up
5
Allotment of full quota of Umra Visas by the Saudi Embassy to the private agents who are charging Rs.80,000/- to Rs.100,000/- per visa
Foreign Affairs Taken Up

  Legislative Business

Sitting No. Name of Bill Type Status
2 The Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Government Passed
2 The Seed (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Government Passed
4 The Federal Employees Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance (First Amendment) Bill, 2015 Government Passed
4 The Federal Employees Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015 Government Passed
4 The Capital University of Science and Technology Bill, 2015 Government Passed
4 The Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Bill, 2015 Government Passed
5 The Credit Bureaus Bill, 2015 Government Passed
5 The Safeguard Measures (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Government Not Taken Up
5 The Countervailing Duties Bill, 2015 Government Not Taken Up
5 The Anti-Dumping Duties Bill, 2015 Government Not Taken Up
5 The National Tariff Commission Bill, 2015 Government Not Taken Up

  Resolution

Sitting No. Resolution Type of Resolution Status
1 This House recommends that the Government should expedite the work on the on-going power projects in order to overcome load shedding of electricity in the country. Private Not Taken Up
1 This House recommends to ban manufacturing and use of polythene shopping bags in the country. Private Adopted
1 This House shows serious concerns on the involvement of foreign intelligence agencies in fomenting terrorism in Pakistan. The House recommends that effective steps be taken to counter/control the activities of the said agencies in Pakistan and brief the House in this regard. Private Adopted
1 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 Not Taken Up
1 This House recommends that the Government should launch housing schemes for the low paid government employees. Private Not Taken Up

  Reports

Sitting No. Report Status
1
The Federal Employees Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance (First Amendment) Bill, 2015
Presented
1
The Federal Employees Benevolent Fund and Group Insurance (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015
Presented
1
The Capital University of Science and Technology Bill, 2015
Presented
1
The report of the Functional Committee on Government Assurances on the issue of releasing of funds for K-4 Project, Karachi
Presented
1
The Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government Bill, 2015
Presented
2
Mounting of attack by a group of 150 armed men at the football house at Lahore on 12th April, 2015, raised by Senator Rubina Irfan, on 14th April, 2015
Presented
2
Directions of the Government of AJK to the people belonging to FATA working in Kashmir to leave the area, raised by Senator Hidayat Ullah, on 14th April, 2015
Presented
2
Non-provision of books to the special children of National Center for Handicapped Children, Sector G-8, Islamabad, which is discrimination as the Government is providing books to the normal children of other schools, raised by Senator Saeed Ghani, on 14th May, 2015
Presented
2
The proposed laying off of sixty thousand contract employees by the present Government due to which a great unrest has been spread amongst the families of those workers, raised by Senator Mukhtiar Ahmed Dhamrah @ Aajiz, on 20th May, 2015
Presented
3
“Provision of Railways land on lease to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government for construction of Mass Transit System in Peshawar” be extended till 14th September, 2015, due to the reason that the Ministry of Railways and Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have constituted a joint technical committee on the direction of the Standing Committee to look into the proposal and suggest way forward in consultation with relevant stakeholders
Extension Granted
3
The report of the Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication on the Point of Order raised by Senator Aitzaz Ahsan, Leader of the Opposition, on 19th May, 2015, regarding selling of fake academic degrees and diploma by the “AXACT”, a Pakistani software company
Presented
3
The Credit Bureaus Bill, 2015
Presented
3
The report on 2nd Biannual Monitoring on the Implementation of National Finance Commission (NFC) Award (January-June, 2014), as required under clause (3B) of Article 160 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973
Laid
3
Heavy load shedding in coastal belt of Sindh due to which the local industry has been shut down, raised by Senator Sassui Palijo, on 17th April, 2015
Presented
3
The unfortunate incident of dropping of electricity transmission wire on a passenger bus at Dadu, Sindh which resulted into death of fifteen passengers and injury to more than fifty, raised by Senator Khalida Parveen, on 5th May, 2015
Presented
3
Extensive load shedding of electricity in the country, raised by Senator Col. (R) Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi, on 5th May, 2015
Presented
3
Some scientific suggestions made by the Member for implementing the decision of the Government regarding early shutting down of commercial centers/shops, raised by Senator Nauman Wazir Khattak, on 5th May, 2015
Presented
3
Construction of Khanpur road by NHA with a cost of 490 million rupees but ignoring the bridges on that road which will decrease the utility of that road, raised by Senator Muhammad Talha Mehmood, on 14th April, 2015
Presented
4
The Safeguard Measures (Amendment) Bill, 2015
Presented
4
The Countervailing Duties Bill, 2015
Presented
4
The Anti-Dumping Duties Bill, 2015
Presented
4
The National Tariff Commission Bill, 2015
Presented
4
The report of the Special Committee on Devolution Process on “oversight or review by the Senate regarding nominations to various policy and Administrative boards, councils envisaged under various Acts of Parliament for ensuring that equal representation is given to all provinces”
Presented
4
The period for submission of Report of the Committee on the matter referred by the House on 4th May, 2015, regarding “Issue of Corruption in Federal Government Departments”, may be extended till 12th September, 2015 in order to enable the Committee to give a comprehensive report as many anomalies have been identified in the working and jurisdiction of various Institutions/ Government Departments, working to eradicate corruption
Extension Granted
4
Confiscation of CNIC of the people of FATA by the security agencies on the pretext of security checking due to which the people have become unable to move without CNICs, raised by Senator Hidayat Ullah, on 14th April, 2015
Presented
4
The protest made by teachers of Welfare Board and Polio Workers on 1st May, 2015 (Labour Day) against non payment of their salaries who have been subjected to baton charge by the Police and cases were also registered against them, raised by Senator Shahi Syed, on 5th May, 2015
Presented
4
The issue of blocking of CNICs of Bengalis by the NADRA and issuing the same to them through unfair means, raised by Senator Nighat Mirza, on 14th May, 2015
Presented
4
Splitting of Peshawar into two parts i.e. Western Peshawar and Eastern Peshawar due to the Cantonment area and blockage of roads in front of the foreign consulates, causing great problem to general public, raised by Senator Nauman Wazir Khattak, on 14 April, 2015
Presented
5
The report of the Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony on a resolution moved by former Senator Mrs. Farah Aqil, on 2nd February, 2015
Presented
5
The report of the Standing Committee on Water and Power on “Unprecedented loss of lives caused by the Summer Heat Wave of June, 2015, coupled with Power Cuts by K-Electric in Karachi"
Presented
5
The General Elections, 2013 Inquiry Commission Bill, 2015
Presented
5
Charging of tax on the free domestic air tickets being issued to the employees of PIA, raised by Senator Khushbakht Shujat, on 14th April, 2015
Not Taken Up
5
Non existence of entry/exit roads for a number of educational institutions established in Sector H-8, Islamabad, which creates a serious problem of traffic flow at the opening and closing hours, raised by Senator Muhammad Talha Mehmood, on 14th April, 2015
Presented
5
Non-provision of funds from BISP to the women of remote areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and lack of staff therein, raised by Senator Sitara Ayaz, on 5th May, 2015
Presented
5
Increase in the fee by the Private Educational Institutes for paying income tax instead of paying the same out of their income, raised by former Senator Abdul Latif Ansari, on 5th May, 2015
Presented
5
Confiscation of agricultural products like wheat and rice by the customs officials on the pretext of controlling smuggling. The Senator urged the Government that the said products should not be included in the category of smuggling, raised by Senator Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar, on 19th May, 2015
Presented

  Motion Under Rule 218

Sitting No. Motion Under Rule 218 Status
1
This House may discuss the situation arising out of the spread of hepatitis disease in the country
Debated
1
This House may discuss natural gas load shedding in the country
Deferred
1
This House may discuss the situation arising out of low water level in Balochistan
Debated
1
This House may discuss the situation arising out of intrusion of FC in the affairs/authority of the Provincial Government and interference in provincial autonomy of Balochistan with particular reference to the agreement/contract made by FC with illegal lease owners of coal mines in Harnai and imposition of taxes on the same at their own
Not Taken Up
1
That the House may discuss the responsibility of the Federation in pursuance of Article 148 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Admitted for Discussion
1
This House may discuss the steps being taken by the Government to eradicate polio in the country
Deferred
1
This House may discuss the steps taken by the Government to broaden the tax base in the country
Admitted for Discussion
1
This House may discuss the situation arising out of issuance of fake degrees/certificates in the country
Admitted for Discussion
1
This House may discuss the situation arising out of unemployment in the country
Not Taken Up

  Amendment in Rules of Procedure

Sitting No. Amendment in Rules of Procedure Status
1
(1) That in the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Senate, 2012, in rule 9,- (i) for sub-rule (2), the following shall be substituted, namely:- “(2)The first meeting of the Senate for election of the Chairman shall be presided over by the outgoing Chairman or, in his absence, by a person nominated by the President, for the purpose, hereinafter in this rule and in rule 10 referred to as the Presiding Officer: Provided that no person shall preside over the meeting for the election in which he himself is a candidate.”. (ii) after sub-rule (2) amended as aforesaid, the following new sub-rule shall be added, namely:- “(2A) Any subsequent meeting for the election of the Chairman shall be presided over by the outgoing Chairman or, in his absence, by the Deputy Chairman or when the office of Deputy Chairman is also vacant or he is otherwise unable to preside over such meeting, by a person nominated by the President, for the purpose, hereinafter in this rule and in rule 10 referred to as the Presiding Officer: Provided that no person shall preside over the meeting for the election in which he himself is a candidate.”. (2) that in rule 79, for sub-rule (2) the following shall be substituted, namely:- “(2) When a member is summoned by or required to appear before any commission, tribunal, authority, organization, agency or other, for any investigation or inquiry, as the case may be, the Chairman shall be informed of the same. The concerned authority shall intimate the brief facts/reasons.”. (3)that in rule 158, in sub-rule (1), after paragraph (iii), the following new paragraph shall be inserted, namely:- “(iii-a) Committee on Devolution;” (4) that after rule 162, the following new Heading and rule shall be added, namely:- “FUNCTIONAL COMMITTEE ON DEVOLUTION 162A. Functions.— The functions of the Committee on Devolution shall be the following or such others as may be assigned to it from time to time. The Committee shall:- (a) Review, on a continuous basis, implementation of devolution scheme as envisaged in the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973; (b) Identify and make remedial recommendations where the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 has been deviated from, circumvented or not implemented; (c) identify and make recommendations to such aspects of the implementation plan/ process which due to administrative or lack of law or for any other reasons is facing or likely to face difficulty in its implementation; and (d) on regular basis, seek the views of the Federal Government, Provincial Governments and or any division, department, autonomous or semi-autonomous body/ bodies related with or pertaining to the process of implementation of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010 to evaluate and oversee the implementation status of the Constitution (Eighteenth Amendment) Act, 2010.”. (5) that in rule 166, after sub-rule (5), the following new sub-rule shall be added, namely:- “(6) All nominations of members to various Policy and Administrative Boards, Councils, etc. made by the Chairman shall be ratified by the concerned Committees within a period of thirty days of reference of nomination to the Committee, failing which the nomination shall be deemed to have been ratified: Provided that the Committee, for reasons to be recorded, may not ratify the nomination upon which the Chairman Senate shall nominate another Member which shall be ratified by the Committee within a period of fifteen days, failing which the nomination shall be deemed to have been ratified.”. (6) that in rule 182, the words and comma, “In addition to his vote as a member,”, occurring in the first and second lines shall be omitted. (7) that after rule 262, the following new rule shall be added, namely:- “262A. Secretary to make announcements in the House.- Subject to the provisions of Article 57 of the Constitution, the Secretary may, when asked to do so by the Chairman or the Presiding officer, or in the absence of the Chairman or the Presiding officer, if required under the circumstances, make announcements in the House.”. (8) that in Rule 277, after sub-rule (9), the following new sub-rule shall be added, namely:- “(10) The rule or amendment of a rule shall be known in the name of the Member who had moved it.”.
Taken Up
1
That in the said Rules, in rule 166, in sub-rule (4),- (i) for the word “expenditures”, appearing in the first line, the words “budgetary allocation and its utilization” 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 Committee shall bi-annually examine the budgetary allocation and its utilization by the Ministry concerned and present a report in this regard before the House within forty-five days.”
Taken Up

  Points of Order

Sitting No.   Points of Order Representative Name Number of POs
1 Business of House Aitzaz Ahsan 1
1 Business of House Mian Raza Rabbani 1
2 Sports Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq 1
2 Business of House Prof. Sajid Mir 1
2 Finance and Economic Policy Mian Muhammad Ateeq Shaikh 2
2 Business of House Mian Raza Rabbani 8
2 Business of House Mir Kabeer Ahmed Muhammad Shahi 1
2 Energy and Natural Resources Mir Kabeer Ahmed Muhammad Shahi 1
2 Government Institutions Samina Abid 1
2 Government Corporation Aitzaz Ahsan 1
2 Employment Mukhtiar Ahmed Dhamrah 1
2 Business of House Ahmed Hassan 1
2 Business of House Aitzaz Ahsan 1
2 Strengthening the Federation Dr. Jehanzeb Jamaldini 1
2 Strengthening the Federation Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq 1
2 Governance Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar 1
2 Energy and Natural Resources Muhammad Azam Khan Swati 1
2 Finance and Economic Policy Ayesha Raza Farooq 2
2 Communication Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan Musakhel 1
2 Strengthening the Federation Hafiz Hamdullah 1
2 Law and Order Muhammad Talha Mehmood 1
2 Finance and Economic Policy Hamza 2
2 Finance and Economic Policy Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq 1
2 Energy and Natural Resources Lt General (R) Salahuddin Tirmizi 1
2 Finance and Economic Policy Aitzaz Ahsan 1
2 Government Corporation Col (R) Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi 1
2 Business of House Hafiz Hamdullah 1
3 Communication Molana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri 1
3 Communication Sheikh Aftab Ahmed 1
3 Communication Ahmed Hassan 1
3 Corruption Molana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri 1
3 Business of House Sheikh Aftab Ahmed 1
3 Corruption Saud Majeed 1
3 Corruption Sheikh Aftab Ahmed 1
3 Business of House Molana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri 1
3 Government Institutions Sheikh Aftab Ahmed 2
3 Business of House Mian Raza Rabbani 7
3 Business of House Nauman Wazir 1
3 Government Institutions Mushahid Hussain Syed 1
3 Energy and Natural Resources Sassui Palijo 1
3 Energy and Natural Resources Abid Sher Ali 1
3 Health Farhatullah Babar 1
3 Health Kalsoom Perveen 1
3 Judiciary and Justice Muhammad Azam Khan Swati 1
3 Business of House Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan Musakhel 1
3 Education Mushahid Hussain Syed 1
3 Education Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq 1
3 Education Ahmed Hassan 1
3 Finance and Economic Policy Muddassir Sehar Kamran 1
3 Law and Order Sassui Palijo 1
3 Employment Dr. Jehanzeb Jamaldini 1
3 Employment Samina Abid 1
3 Agriculture Hari Ram 1
3 Governance Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar 1
4 Finance and Economic Policy Sassui Palijo 1
4 Finance and Economic Policy Shahi Syed 1
4 Finance and Economic Policy Nuzhat Sadiq 1
4 Business of House Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo 1
4 Business of House Farhatullah Babar 1
4 Business of House Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq 1
4 Business of House Col (R) Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi 1
4 Business of House Mian Raza Rabbani 4
4 Business of House Shahid Khaqan Abbasi 1
4 Business of House Sassui Palijo 1
5 Business of House Molana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri 1
5 Business of House Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq 2
5 Business of House Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan Musakhel 1
5 Business of House Mian Raza Rabbani 1

  Participation in Proceedings

Sitting No. Intervention Total Representatives
1 Standing Committee Report 16
1 Resolution 3
1 Motion Under Rule 218 19
2 Calling Attention Notice 3
2 Standing Committee Report 12
2 Legislation 9
3 Adjournment Motion 2
3 Calling Attention Notice 3
3 Standing Committee Report 8
4 Legislation 8
4 Calling Attention Notice 4
4 Standing Committee Report 10
5 Standing Committee Report 10
5 Calling Attention Notice 4



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