LEGISLATION FOR UNIVERSALITY IN SENATE OF PAKISTAN (1985-1999)
This study offers an analysis of adoption of universalism in conduct of Senate and its legislation through strict implementation of rules. The Senate was restored in 1985 and started its working in accordance with the 1973’s rule and promulgated new rules in 1988. The phase from 1985-1999 is marked as the testing time for adoption of bills with required quorum and proper decorum. During the period, National Assembly was dissolved four times; however, Senate resumed its working. The working of Senate for the adoption of universalistic criteria to run the affairs of Senate is the focus of study. The Senate debates are analyzed to conduct this research and the archival sources along with secondary sources are used for study. The study complies that the Senate never seek the benefit of single person but worked for the collective benefit of the House. The adoption of bills with the consent of required quorum and two-third majority unfolded that Senate strictly followed its rules. The adjournment of House due to less quorum also endorses the professionalism of the Senate that has grown the significance of Senate over other institutions.