Prices of wheat, onions, spices and cooked food items go up

A report based on prices collected from 200 retail outlets in 116 districts in February 2013

Islamabad, 1 April, 2013: Wheat, onions, spices and cooked food items were among the 21 commodities and services that registered an increase in price during February as compared to

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Nine bills passed in fifth parliamentary year

ISLAMABAD, March 19, 2013: The fifth parliamentary year of Balochistan Assembly, which was marked by political instability, constitutional crisis, and sectarian killings leading to imposition of the Governor’s Rule, witnessed the passage of nine bills with the house meeting only for 21 sittings throughout the year. The provincial legislature adopted 11 resolutions and only one…

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43 killed, 63 injured in second week of March

ISLAMABAD, March 18, 2013: Forty-three people were killed and 63 injured in 17 incidents of political violence from March 9 to 15, 2013 across the country, showing a sharp decrease as compared with preceding week’s casualties – 106 killed and 156 injured in 27 incidents, says

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National Assembly completes five years

ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2013:  Completing its five year term, the 13th National Assembly achieved a legislative agenda which altered the country’s governance structure by ensuring provincial autonomy and restoring the 1973 constitution, and promoted women’s empowerment, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on the five years performance

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Increase in Offences Related to Marriage

A report based on registered FIRs in November 2012

Islamabad, 15 March 2013: A significant increase of 49% in offences related to marriage was observed as 241 cases were reported in 15 districts in November compared to 86 cases in eight districts the month before, says a

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Sindh Assembly Passes Nine Bills in the Last Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2013: The Sindh Assembly passed nine bills – six government and three private – before the session is prorogued on Friday after meeting for 21 sittings. The House also adopted a resolution to set up a university at Tando Muhammad Khan. The Sindh Industrial Relations Bill 2013; the Sindh Provincial Assembly (Members)…

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Political Parties Gear Up for Polls

ISLAMABAD, March 14, 2013: The District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs) of the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) have identified at least 38 districts in February 2013 with political developments related to General Election 2013, including districts where election campaigns started before the announcement of the election schedule, says a press

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