Punjab Assembly: Low Attendance Observed

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2013: Lawmakers debated the wheat price proposal amid low attendance in the fourteenth sitting of the fourth session of the Punjab Assembly on Friday. Only 24 MPAs (6.8%) were present at the start, 49 (13.8%) at the end and a maximum of 77 (21.7%) were present at one point in the sitting.…

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National Assembly: Points of Order Consume 46% of Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2013: The recent terrorist attacks on trains and insufficient security arrangements for passengers were highlighted in a Calling Attention Notice (CAN) taken up by the National Assembly during the twelfth sitting of the fourth session on Thursday.

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Senate: Debate on Presidential Address Continues

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2013: The Senate continued to debate the presidential address to the parliament on Thursday during the ninth sitting of the 97th session. Nine Senators – five PPPP, two MQM and one each from ANP and BNPA – expressed their views on the address.

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Punjab Assembly: Two Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2013: Two bills were passed and nine adjournment motions were raised in the 13th sitting of fourth session of Punjab Assembly on Thursday. The Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Multan Bill 2013 and the Punjab Police Order (Amendment) Bill 2013 were passed. Nine adjournment motions about education, health, housing, employment, environment…

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Balochistan Assembly: Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2013: The seventh sitting of the fifth session of the Balochistan Assembly was adjourned due to lack of quorum on Thursday. The sitting lasted 54 minutes.

Seventeen MPAs were present at the beginning and 13 at the end of the proceedings. After the ANP

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Balochistan Assembly: Bill Passed, Resolution Adopted

ISLAMABAD, August 28, 2013: The Balochistan Assembly passed the Balochistan Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill 2013 during the sixth sitting of the fifth session on Wednesday. A resolution by two NP legislators was adopted to call upon the federal government to review its decision of closing down National Commission for Human Development (NCHD). Additionally,…

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Senate: Six Senators Debate Presidential Address

ISLAMABAD, August 28, 2013: The Senate continued to debate the presidential address to the parliament’s joint session on June 10, 2013 during the eighth sitting of the 97th session on Wednesday. Six Senators – three belonging to PPPP, two PML-N and one ANP – shared their views on the presidential address. Each senator spoke for approximately 10 minutes as stipulated by the Chair.

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 28, 2013: The twelfth sitting of fourth session of Punjab Assembly was marked by low attendance as the House deferred the Punjab Police Order (Amendment) Bill 2013.  Only 44 MPAs were present at the start and 46 at the end of the sitting. A maximum of 104 members were present at a point…

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