Some pointers: How to submit a petition?

The text must concisely state what action the petitioner wants the parliament to take


April 28, 2015
CREATIVE: JAMAL KHURSHID

The petition should contain basic information including Name, CNIC, postal address, e-mail, mobile number and landline phone number of the petitioner.

The text must concisely state what action the petitioner wants the parliament to take, should provide all required additional information relevant to the petition.

Admissibility of a Public Petition

A criterion has been laid down according to which the legislation branch will assess all e-petitions against stated criteria of admissibility;

Acknowledgement of petition

The IT branch of the Senate Secretariat shall send an e-acknowledgment to petitioner by assigning a tracker number, in, the petition contains all the required information.

Processing of petition

The IT branch shall retrieve the public petitions from the website and after checking the initial filters, shall print the same and forward to the legislation branch. The legislation branch then shall then segregate into three heads for submission to the chairman.

a) Petition relating to the business pending before the house will be placed before the chairman in the house or otherwise

b) Related to business pending before the committee will be examined and placed before the chairman who will then refer the dame to the committee concerned before which the matter stands pending and committee will take up the same

c) Petitions relating to matters of general public interest will be examined and placed before the chairman senate who may assign such petitions to the committee concerned to furnish its report or direct the secretariat to seek comments or report from the relevant government body

d) The Senate chairman may desire, admitted petitions be read in the house, for the government to respond to the petitions. In case of failure to respond, the matter may then be referred to standing committee on Rules of Procedures and privileges.

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