Punjab Assembly: Three Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, August 27, 2013: On the private members day, the eleventh sitting of fourth session of Punjab Assembly was marked by low attendance as the House adopted three resolutions. Only 24 members were present at the start and 73 at the end of the proceedings. The House adopted three of the four private members’ resolutions…

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Senate: Six Bills Introduced, Two Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, August 26, 2013: On the private members day in the Senate on Monday, six bills were introduced and two resolutions adopted during the sixth sitting of the 97th session. Of them, three bills proposed amendments in the constitution. An Independent Senator moved two bills seeking amendments in Article 1 (empowering the parliament to create new provinces) and Article 140A (local government elections) of the constitution respectively.

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National Assembly: Debate on Presidential Address

ISLAMABAD, August 26, 2013: The National Assembly debated the presidential address to the parliament’s joint session in June this year during the ninth sitting of the fourth session on Monday. The debate lasted an hour and 34 minutes. The Leader of the Opposition opened the debate on the presidential address and spoke for 29 minutes. Legislators of JUI-F, PkMAP, MQM, PTI, JI and a FATA MNA also expressed views on the address.

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Punjab Assembly: Five Adjournment Motions tabled

ISLAMABAD, August 26, 2013: Five Adjournment Motions were tabled in the tenth sitting of fourth session of the Punjab Assembly on Monday. The Adjournment Motions were on the arrest of PTI leaders and workers protesting against alleged rigging in by-elections in PP-150, substandard quality of colleges, decreasing number of successful candidates in exams, wheat price…

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Honour Killings Register Increase

A report based on monitoring of 95 DPO offices across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, 24th August 2013: Fourteen more FIRs of honour killings were filed in February than the month before. Thirty one such cases were registered in 18 districts in January while the number went up to 45 in 19

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Balochistan Assembly: Resolution Adopted on Resuming PIA Flights

ISLAMABAD, August 24, 2013: The Balochistan Assembly adopted a supplementary resolution calling upon the PIA to reduce airfares and resume the stalled flights to the province during the fourth sitting of the fifth session on Saturday. The resolution was moved by an NP legislator. The Deputy Speaker chaired the sitting for two hours and 36…

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National Assembly: Most Agenda Items not Taken up

ISLAMABAD, August 23, 2013: The National Assembly did not take up two Calling Attention Notices on the issues of recent terrorist attacks on trains and likelihood of increase in the rates of security deposit for gas supply during the eighth sitting of the fourth session.

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Senate: The Civil Servants (Amendment) Ordinance Laid

ISLAMABAD, August 23, 2013: The Civil Servants (Amendment) Ordinance was introduced in the fifth sitting of the Senate’s 97th session on Friday. Additionally, a Special Committee presented a report on mass transport system for Islamabad. A discussion on the presidential address to the parliament’s joint session on June 10, 2013 was postponed till Tuesday.

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Punjab Assembly: Resolution against Drone Attacks Adopted

ISLAMABAD, August 23, 2013: The Punjab Assembly adopted a resolution to condemn drone attacks during the ninth sitting of the fourth session as the House debated the Punjab Pension Fund report for the year 2010 on Friday. Resolution to condemn drone attacks was tabled by the Law Minister after the government made amendments in the…

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Senate: Motion on Petroleum Prices not Allowed

ISLAMABAD, August 22, 2013: An Adjournment Motion on increase in prices of petroleum was not allowed after it did not get required vote of 26 Senators during the fourth sitting of the 97th session on Thursday. The Ministry of Petroleum objected as an ANP Senator wanted to move the Adjournment Motion on increase in petroleum prices. The Chair did not allow the motion as it only got 25 votes from the House.

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