Islamabad: Starting 52 minutes late, the 8th sitting of the ongoing Senate session was marked by low attendance. Only 11 senators were present at the outset while 22 were there at the adjournment. The quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting. However, it was not pointed out by any of the legislators.
The Abolition of Privy Purses and Privileges Amendment Bill 2013 was taken up and sent to the Standing Committee. The Leader of the House and Leader of the Opposition attended the entire sitting.
A calling attention notice appearing on the agenda was not taken up. Three of the 17 starred questions appearing on the agenda were responded to by the relevant ministries. Additionally, eight supplementary questions were asked.
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.