77 Senators Not Contributed In Budget Debate
Umer Jamshaid 29 days ago Tue 25th June 2019 | 07:45 PM
As many as 77 legislators in the Senate from the treasury and opposition have not participated in discussion on the Finance bill 2019
According to Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report, as many as 26 lawmakers out of 103 sitting members took part in the general discussion on the Finance Bill, 2019 held between June 11 to June 24.
The non-participating female lawmakers were five from PPPP, three from PML-N, two each from PTI and MQM and one from PkMAP, whereas two female Independent lawmakers also did not contribute in the budget debate.
The Senators made 18 percent more recommendations on the Finance Bill, 2019 for the consideration of the National Assembly as compared to the Finance Supplementary (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019, while their participation in the budget debate witnessed a decline of nine percent, an analysis of the Senate's proceedings revealed.