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Senate Assembly   |     Oct 05, 2015 To Oct 13, 2015     |     Session No: 240     |     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
05 Oct, 2015 1 03:00 03:00 00:00 07:35 4:18 0:17
06 Oct, 2015 2 03:00 03:02 00:02 07:52 4:31 0:19
07 Oct, 2015 3 10:00 10:33 00:33 01:44 3:11 0:00
08 Oct, 2015 4 10:00 10:03 00:03 12:22 2:19 0:00
09 Oct, 2015 5 10:00 10:02 00:02 01:13 3:11 0:00
12 Oct, 2015 6 02:30 02:39 00:09 05:59 3:20 0:00
13 Oct, 2015 7 10:00 10:02 00:02 02:17 4:15 0:00
Total/Average 0:07 25:05 0:36

  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

Present

Present

4:18 0:00 0:00 0:00 4:35 3:13
2

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

3:40 0:51 0:00 0:00 4:50 3:24
3

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Present

2:16 0:00 0:55 0:00 3:11 0:59
4

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Absent

Present

1:56 0:23 0:00 0:00 0:00 2:19
5

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Present

2:17 0:54 0:00 0:00 3:11 3:11
6

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

3:20 0:00 0:00 0:00 3:20 0:00
7

Present

Present

Present

Absent

Present

Absent

4:15 0:00 0:00 0:00 4:15 0:00

No. of Sittings Attended

7

4

7

0

6

5

Total Time

22:02

2:08

0:55

0:00

23:22

13:06


Member's Attendance in each Sitting
Sitting No. Members At Outset Members At End Maximum Members Minority Members
1 16 22 0 3
2 18 28 0 2
3 6 34 0 2
4 6 22 0 0
5 7 35 0 2
6 9 26 0 2
7 11 28 0 2
Average Attendance 10 28 0 2

Members Attendance by Sitting and Party
Party Total Membership Average Present Average Absent Average Leave
PPPP 27 15 10 2
PML-N 26 15 9 2
IND 10 8 2 0
MQM 8 0 8 0
PTI 7 3 1 2
ANP 6 4 2 0
JUI 5 2 2 1
PML 4 2 2 0
NP 3 2 1 0
PKMAP 3 3 0 0
BNP-A 2 1 1 1
PML-F 1 1 0 0
BNP-M 1 1 0 0
JI 1 0 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

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

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)
1 Walkout ANP PPPP PKMAP 147 Statement of PML-N lawmaker about Kalabagh dam 21

  Orders of the Day

  Question Hour ( View All Questions )

Sitting No. Ministry Starred Un-starred Total
2 Defence 1 0 1
2 Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage 2 0 2
2 Interior and Narcotics Control 16 1 17
2 Railways 7 0 7
3 Federal Education and Professional Training 1 0 1
3 Communication 3 0 3
3 Foreign Affairs 6 0 6
3 National Food Security and Research 1 0 1
3 National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination 5 0 5
3 Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development 2 0 2
4 Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization 8 0 8
4 Industries & Production 2 0 2
4 Planning, Development and Reform 2 1 3
5 Aviation Division 7 0 7
5 Cabinet Secretariat 7 0 7
5 Commerce 3 0 3
5 Establishment Division 3 0 3
7 Housing & Works 6 0 6
7 Law Justice & Human Rights 4 0 4
7 Petroleum and Natural Resources 5 0 5
7 Prime Minister’s Office 2 0 2
7 Water & Power 11 1 12
Total104 3 107

  Privilege Motion

Sitting No. Privilege Motion Status
4
Breach of his privilege by providing incorrect answers
Reffered to Committee

  Adjournment Motion

Sitting No. Adjournment Motion Status
2
Death of Pakistani Pilgrims in Mina and missing of many others
Disposed off
2
Martyrdom of Pakistani Hujjaj and injury to many of them in Saudi Arabia this year
Disposed off
2
Concerns shown by the Sindh Government on Oil and Gas Policy and bypassing of CCI in this regard
Disposed off
2
Report of NEPRA for the year 2014-15 wherein it has been revealed that the efficiency of the Ministry of Water and Power is very poor and 70% consumers are getting incorrect bills
Admitted for Discussion
2
Report of NEPRA for the year 2014-15 wherein it has been revealed that the efficiency of the Ministry of Water and Power is very poor and 70% consumers are getting incorrect bills
Admitted for Discussion
2
The violation of Line of Control (LoC) by Indian forces
Debated
3
Non-production of even a single mega watt of electricity at Nandipur Power Project despite spending of billions of Rupees from public exchequer
Debated
3
Conclusion of Senate Special Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that consensus developed in All Parties Conference on 28th May, 2015, on the route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), is being blatantly violated by the concerned Government Departments
Not Taken Up
3
Conclusion of Senate Special Committee on Pakistan China Economic Corridor (CPEC) that consensus developed in All Parties Conference on 28th May, 2015, on the Western route of the Pakistan China Economic Corridor (CPEC), is now being openly violated by the Federal Government
Not Taken Up
3
Human trafficking from Pakistan to overseas country
Not Taken Up
4
Report of NEPRA for the year 2014-15 wherein it has been revealed that the efficiency of the Ministry of Water and Power is very poor and 70% consumers are getting incorrect bills
Debated
4
Conclusion of Senate Special Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that consensus developed in All Parties Conference on 28th May, 2015, on the route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), is being blatantly violated by the concerned Government Departments
Not Taken Up
4
Failure of OGRA in fixing sale price of LNG and other issues, including LNG import price, inadequate regulatory provisions and other related matters
Not Taken Up
4
Human trafficking from Pakistan to overseas country
Not Taken Up
5
Report of NEPRA for the year 2014-15 wherein it has been revealed that the efficiency of the Ministry of Water and Power is very poor and 70% consumers are getting incorrect bills
Debated
7
The distribution formula of NFC Award and report on 2nd Biannual Monitoring on the Implementation of National Finance Commission (NFC) Award (January-June, 2014), laid on the Table of the House on 8th July, 2015
Debated
7
Conclusion of Senate Special Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) that consensus developed in All Parties Conference on 28th May, 2015, on the route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), is being blatantly violated by the concerned Government Departments
Debated
7
Failure of OGRA in fixing sale price of LNG and other issues including LNG import price, inadequate regulatory provisions and other related matters
Not Taken Up
7
Production of spurious and substandard medicines in the country and export thereof
Not Taken Up

  Calling Attention Notices

Sitting No. Calling Attention Notices Ministry Status
2
Withholding of refunds by FBR under SRO-180 dated 3rd March, 2011 (KPK Relief Package) and restricting the access of RTO, Peshawar to these refunds
Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization Taken Up
2
Increase in public indebtedness to foreigners on account of the recent issuance of Euro Bonds worth USD 500 millions by the Government of Pakistan at a substantial interest rate of 8.5% per annum
Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization Deffered
3
Establishment of a special cell in Pentagon for Defence ties with India
Foreign Affairs Taken Up
3
Departure of VIPs to Saudi Arabia in the last days before Hajj and deputation of officials sent to Saudi Arabia for Hajj duties to attend those VIPs due to which the common Hajjis were neglected
Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Not Taken Up
4
The recent advertisement published in national newspapers about the vacancies in FIA wherein the Quota of Sindh (Rural) has been ignored
Establishment Division Not Taken Up
4
Sale of hi-octane @ Rs.88.90 per liter in District Sialkot whereas OGRA has fixed sale price of hi-octane @ Rs.79.79 per liter
Petroleum and Natural Resources Taken Up
5
Non-issuance of allotment letters of plots in Bhara Kahu Housing Scheme to the employees of constitutional bodies whereas, the allotment letters have been issued to the employees of other Federal Government Departments
Housing & Works Taken Up
5
Failure of PEMRA to ban recent insulting remarks/speeches about famous political personalities/Parliamentarians which are being telecasted on different T.V Channels
Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Taken Up
7
Increase in public indebtedness to foreigners on account of the recent issuance of Euro Bonds worth USD 500 millions by the Government of Pakistan at a substantial interest rate of 8.5% per annum
Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization Taken Up
7
The recent removal of fifty transformers from several villages of District Thatta in order to create load shedding of electricity before the upcoming Local Government Elections
Water & Power Taken Up

  Legislative Business

Sitting No. Name of Bill Type Status
2 The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Government Passed
2 The Stock Exchanges (Corporatization, Demutualization and Integration) (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Government Passed
5 The National University of Medical Sciences Bill, 2015 Government Passed
7 The State Bank of Pakistan (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Government Passed

  Resolution

Sitting No. Resolution Type of Resolution Status
1 This House recommends that Charter of Democracy between Mohterma Benazir Shaheed and Mian Muhammad Nawaz Shareef be implemented especially Constitutional Court with equal number of Judges from all provinces may be established to decide the constitutional matters Private Debated
1 This House recommends to the Government to take necessary steps to make technical education compulsory in all educational institutions in the Islamabad Capital Territory Private Not Taken Up
1 Conscious of the fact that WAPDA House was constructed at Lahore in 1950 when that city was capital of West Pakistan which is now the capital of one province i.e. Punjab, this House recommends that WAPDA House may be shifted from Lahore to Islamabad in order to remove sense of deprivation in other provinces, to strengthen the federation and facilitate the people of all provinces equally Private Adopted
1 The House recommends that allocation for health sector may be enhanced in order to provide free and better medical facilities in the Federal Government hospitals Private Not Taken Up
1 This House recommends that the Government should take effective steps for welfare of special persons in Islamabad Capital Territory Private Not Taken Up
1 The House recommends that in order to remove sense of deprivation from smaller provinces, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) office may be shifted from Lahore to Islamabad so that a strengthened federation becomes certain, otherwise the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) offices may be established in other provinces also, offering an opportunity to each of them to represent, for a three months period, on turn basis Private Debated
1 This House expresses its profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of former Senator Justice (R) Javed Iqbal. Great son of a great father, Justice (R) Javed Iqbal was born on 5th October, 1924 in Sialkot in the house of Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal.He received Ph.D. degree in Philosophy in 1954 from the University of Cambridge and Barrister-at-Law, from Lincoln's Inn, London, in 1956. He received honorary doctorates from various universities including Villanova University, USA, and Selcuk University. He authored various books on Pakistan's nationalism, movement and political ideology. He published papers on Islamic political thought, political ideology in Pakistan and the philosophy of his great father, Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal, which were published in national and international journals. During 1960–62 and in 1977, he was the delegate of Pakistan to the United Nations General Assembly. He began his career as an advocate in the Lahore High Court, later became Chief Justice of Lahore High Court from March, 1982 till October, 1986 and remained a senior judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.He was elected as Member, Senate of Pakistan in 1994 till 1999. Late Dr. Javed Iqbal made useful contributions to the discussions in the Senate over national and regional issues. Services rendered by him would be long remembered and his loss will be deeply mourned. While sharing the loss sustained by his family members and friends, this House expresses its deepest sympathies with the bereaved family. We pray to Almighty Allah to shower His infinite blessings and may his soul rest in eternal peace (Ameen). Government Adopted
1 This House expresses its profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of former Senator Gulzar Ahmed Khan. Late Gulzar Ahmed Khan was an eminent Businessman and political activist. An Advocate by profession, he started his political career as B.D. Member in 1965 and was elected Chairman, Naivela Union Council, D.I. Khan. He was elected as Member Senate of Pakistan for the first time during the term of 1991 to 1997 and again elected as Senator from the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2003 and remained Member till 2012. He held key federal ministries and remained special assistant for provincial coordination to the Prime Minister and also served as Special Assistant to the Prime Minister with the Status of Federal Minister from 1989 to 1990. This House expresses its deepest sympathies with the bereaved family. We pray to Almighty Allah to shower His infinite blessings and may his soul rest in eternal peace (Ameen). Government Adopted
1 taking note of the Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly on September 13th 2015. The Senate of Pakistan welcome this timely diplomatic initiative of the Government of Pakistan to resume dialogue with India on the basis of honor, dignity and reciprocity, given the deadlock in Pakistan India relation caused by the intransigent behavior of the Indian Government. The Senate welcomes this constructive approach of Pakistan Government as it presents a wayout of the current deadlock and it can form the basis for not just the resumption of peace talks between India and Pakistan as well as a durable peace process based on a just and democratic resolution of the long standing dispute of Jumu and Kashmir according to the UN resolutions. The Senate hopes that India will reconsider its negative attitude and reciprocate Pakistan initiative in a meaningful manner so, that bilateral talks can resume for the greater good of peace, stability and prosperity of the region. Government Adopted
1 The Senate of Pakistan warmly welcomes the raising, for the first time, of the flag of Palestine at the United Nations Headquarters. This is a great political and diplomatic victory of the people of Palestine and all those who have supported this just cause. The people of Palestine have been struggling since 1947 for their inalienable rights which have been willfully denied by Israeli occupation. As Pakistan has been in the forefront of supporting the cause of the Palestinian people throughout the past decades, the Senate of Pakistan, reflecting the popular sentiments of the people of Pakistan, warmly welcomes this historic development. Sharing in the joys of the Palestinian people, the Senate of Pakistan resolves to reaffirm its unwavering commitment to continue supporting the Palestinian cause till the United Nations resolutions are fully implemented and the people of Palestine are able to live in a free and independent state of Palestine. Private Adopted
6 The House recommends that the Federal Government should take steps to increase pension of the retired employees according to the increase in prices of daily foodstuff in the market Private Adopted
6 This House recommends that the Government should take effective steps for poverty alleviation in the country Private Not Taken Up
6 The House calls upon the government to announce concession in Customs duties and taxes, for the importers of the province of Balochistan Private Debated
6 This House recommends that the Government should restore special allowance with Rest and Recreation leave for the Government employees Private Not Taken Up
6 This House recommends that the Government should announce a special development package for Amb (Tanawal area situated in Districts Mansehra and Haripur) in order to remove its backwardness Private Adopted

  Reports

Sitting No. Report Status
2
The National University of Medical Sciences Bill, 2015
Presented
2
The report of the Standing Committee on Defence on a Calling Attention Notice moved by Senator Muhammad Javed Abbasi on 7th August, 2015, regarding cordoning off a playground-cum-funeral place by the security forces in village Banda Phagwaria, Abbott Abad
Presented
3
The report of the Standing Committee on National Food Security and Research on an adjournment motion moved by Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed on 8th July, 2015 and referred to the Committee on 4th August, 2015, regarding proposed conversion of 1400 acre land of National Agricultural Research Centre by the CDA into residential/commercial plots
Presented
3
The issue of lapse of various foreign scholarships offered by different countries for the students of Pakistan, to present report of the Committee on the matter of public importance raised during zero hour by Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, on 8th July, 2015
Presented
6
The State Bank of Pakistan (Amendment) Bill, 2015
Presented
7
The report on 1st Biannual Monitoring on the Implementation of National Finance Commission (NFC) Award (July-December, 2014), as required under clause (3B) of Article 160 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973
Presented

  Motion Under Rule 218

Sitting No. Motion Under Rule 218 Status
1
This House may discuss the present status of implementation of Aghaz-e-Haqooq-e-Balochistan Package pertaining to the Ministry of Water and Power with particular reference to the posts reserved for Balochistan under that package
Not Taken Up
1
This House may discuss the distressing situation arising out of Government’s recent decision to increase the Domestic, Commercial and Industrial Gas tariff along-with the GIDC
Not Taken Up
1
This House may discuss the overall performance of the Ministry of Industries and Production with particular reference to the steps taken by it for promotion of industrial sector in the country
Not Taken Up
1
This House may discuss the existing political situation in the country
Taken Up
1
This House may discuss the situation arising out of the Government’s policy not to dualise/convert into a motorway the entire length of the N55, Indus Highway
Not Taken Up
1
This House may discuss the issue of dealing of oil and gas related policy matters at ECC and OGRA levels and bypassing the Council of Common Interests in this regard which is a violation of Articles 158 and 172 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Not Taken Up
1
This House may discuss the reported/alleged violations committed in the recent appointments made in the Statistics Division, Bureau of Statistics and other projects under that Division with particular reference to violation of quota in those appointments
Not Taken Up
6
This House may discuss the existing political situation in the country
Not Taken Up
6
The House may discuss Hajj policy of the government with particular reference to the performance of the Ministry of Religious Affairs in providing assistance to the Hujjaj after the recent stampede at Mina, Makkah
Not Taken Up
6
The House may discuss the performance of National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA)
Not Taken Up
6
This House may discuss the high rate of increase of population in the country and its overall impact on life condition
Not Taken Up
6
This House may discuss the present situation of exports of the country
Not Taken Up
6
The House may discuss the situation arising out of devaluation of Pakistan rupee
Not Taken Up

  Amendment in Rules of Procedure

Sitting No. Amendment in Rules of Procedure Status
6
In rule 58 of the said Rules, for the word “two”, the word “twenty-four” shall be substituted
Reffered to the standing Committee on Rules of Proceedure

  Points of Order

Sitting No.   Points of Order Representative Name Number of POs
1 Business of House Mian Raza Rabbani 1
1 Business of House Aitzaz Ahsan 1
1 Governance Mir Kabeer Ahmed Muhammad Shahi 1
1 Government Institutions Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar 1
1 Employment Mukhtiar Ahmed Dhamrah 1
3 Business of House Taj Haider 2
3 Business of House Farhatullah Babar 1
3 Business of House Mian Raza Rabbani 1
3 Democracy and Political Development Mian Raza Rabbani 1
3 Governance Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq 1
4 Telecommunication Ahmed Hassan 1
4 Business of House Mian Raza Rabbani 2
4 Foreign Relations Aitzaz Ahsan 2
4 Business of House Aitzaz Ahsan 1
4 Foreign Relations Mir Kabeer Ahmed Muhammad Shahi 1
4 Foreign Relations Molana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri 1
4 Foreign Relations Pervaiz Rashid 2
5 Employment Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq 1
5 Governance Farhatullah Babar 1
5 Media Mian Raza Rabbani 1
5 Media Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq 1
5 Governance Muhammad Talha Mehmood 1
6 Employment Mukhtiar Ahmed Dhamrah 1
6 Employment Taj Haider 1
6 Employment Sassui Palijo 1
7 Governance Sardar Muhammad Yousuf 2
7 Governance Muhsin Aziz 1
7 Governance Shahi Syed 1
7 Governance Sitara Ayaz 1
7 Governance Muhammad Saleh Shah 1
7 Governance Farhatullah Babar 1
7 Governance Muhammad Usman Khan Kakar 1
7 Governance John Kenneth Williams 1
7 Governance Sardar Muhammad Azam Khan Musakhel 1

  Participation in Proceedings

Sitting No. Intervention Total Representatives
1 Standing Committee Report 14
1 Resolution 35
1 Motion Under Rule 218 11
2 Adjournment Motion 8
2 Calling Attention Notice 2
2 General Discussion 1
2 Motion under Rule 196-1 14
3 Calling Attention Notice 3
3 Standing Committee Report 4
3 General Discussion 9
3 Adjournment Motion 6
4 Adjournment Motion 8
4 Calling Attention Notice 2
5 Calling Attention Notice 4
5 Legislation 21
5 Adjournment Motion 8
6 Motion Under Rule 218 18
6 Resolution 4
6 Adjournment Motion 5
7 Calling Attention Notice 6
7 Adjournment Motion 19

  Motion under Rule 196(1)

Sitting No. Motion under Rule 196(1) Status
2
The report of the Committee on a matter regarding “corruption in Federal Government Departments”, presented in the House on 18th September, 2015
Adopted
3
The report of the Special Committee on the project of Pakistan China Economic Corridor (CPEC), presented in the House on 18th September, 2015
Withdrawn