ISLAMABAD: The Senate passed the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess Bill 2015 amid protest by the opposition parties here on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet.
 
Nineteen lawmakers- PPPP (5), MQM (3), PTI, PkMAP, NP, ANP (2 each), PML, BNP-A (one each) and an Independent lawmaker-participated in the debate for two hours and 46 minutes while the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources spoke on it for 32 minutes.
 
State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs introduced the Capital University of Science and Technology Bill, 2015 which was referred to the relevant committee.
 
The House took up a calling attention notice (CAN) regarding non-provision of funds to the minority senators from Pak MDGS Community Development Program. The other CAN could not be taken up due to the absence of lawmaker. It was about the withdrawal of house rent facility and recovery of already paid amount under the head of employees of Directorate of Education and Workers Welfare Schools.