A single Bill Passed amid Low Attendance

Islamabad: The seventh sitting of Senate’s 91st session witnessed passage of one bill amid low attendance of Senators. Eight were present at the outset and 32 at the adjournment whereas a maximum of 48 Senators was observed at one time.

The unanimously passed Islamabad Capital Territory Private Educational Institutions Registration and Regulation Bill, 2013 seeks to stream line the registration and regulation of the private educational institutions operating in Islamabad. Additionally, The Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University PIMS Islamabad Bill 2013 was referred to the concerned standing committee.

A motion to make a numeric amendment in rule 269, sub-rule 4 of the rules and procedures and conduct of business of the Senate 2012 was passed by the house. Also, the Minister-in-Charge Cabinet Secretariat presented a report of the National Economic Council for the financial year 20112012.

A calling attention notice regarding a decision of the international court on Kishanganga hydro electricity project in response to Pakistan’s appeal for interim measure against the dam; was taken up by the house. Ten points of orders consumed 40 minutes.

The Daily Factsheet is based on direct observation of the Senate proceedings conducted by Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives CPDI, a member organization of FAFEN.

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