Points of Order Consume 93% of the Sitting

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2012: The 2nd sitting of the 36th session was marked by the hasty passage of a government bill amidst excessive use of points of order by the legislators. Sixty seven minutes (93% of the sessions’ time) was consumed by the members’ speeches on seven points of order, while the Code of Civil…

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Balochistan Assembly Sitting Meets for 45 minutes

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2012: Starting after a long stretched delay of two hours and 35 minutes, the first sitting of the 36th session of the Balochistan Assembly met for 45 minutes The Question Hour was not held. Most of the sitting time (88%) was consumed by Points of Order. None of the Points of Order…

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 5, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for an hour and 40 minutes during the second sitting of the 35th session, witnessed low attendance of MPAs.

Only six members were present at the outset while 21 were there at the end of the sitting.

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Balochistan Assembly: Requisitioned Sitting adopts two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for three hours and 10 minutes during the first sitting of the requisitioned 34th session, witnessed relatively better attendance of MPAs. One-fourth of the Membership requisitioned for this session, which was called by the Deputy Speaker. Out of the two resolutions adopted by the House, one…

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BA Session Marked by Low Attendance of MPAs

ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2012: The 33rd session of Balochistan Assembly was marked by low attendance of Members, persistent lack of quorum, and late starts, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Thursday. The brief session met for seven hours and 40 minutes for four sittings, from September 18–27, with each sitting…

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Balochistan Assembly: Last Sitting Marked by Low Attendance of MPAs

ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for an hour and 40 minutes during the last sitting of the 33rd session, witnessed low attendance of Members. The Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues (Amendment) Bill 2012 was passed by the House. A total of 14 Members were present at the passage of the…

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Balochistan Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, September 24, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for three hours and five minutes during the third sitting of the ongoing 33rd session, continued to witness low attendance of Members. The House passed the University of Loralai Bill and adopted two Resolutions on clean drinking water and agriculture. Four Points of Order consumed 30…

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Balochistan Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, September 22, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for an hour and 55 minutes during the second sitting of the ongoing 33rd session, witnessed low attendance of Members. Fourteen MPAs were present at the outset while 16 were there when the sitting was adjourned. The House adopted a Resolution calling on the federal government…

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Balochistan Assembly: Low attendance marks first sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2012: Meeting for 60 minutes on Tuesday, the first sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s 33rd session witnessed low attendance of Members. Fourteen Members (22% of the total Membership) were present at the start of the sitting while 16 (25%) were there when it was adjourned. The Balochistan Revenue Bill 2012 was not…

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Only 13 Senators take part in debate on law and order in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD, Aug 5, 2012: Low attendance of Senators and lackluster debates on the presidential address to the parliament’s joint sitting and the law and order in Balochistan marked the Senate’s 84thsession, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Sunday. The six sittings of the session from July 27 to August 3…

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