Punjab Assembly Debates Local Government System

ISLAMABAD, August 8, 2013: Fifty-nine Punjab Assembly legislators participated in a three -day debate during the third session on the bill on introducing local government system in the province, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The session spread over five sittings from July 25 to August 1, 2013 lasted…

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Punjab Assembly: Debate on Local Govt System Continues

ISLAMABAD, August 1, 2013: The debate on the bill on the local government system continued in the fifth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s third session on Thursday. A total of 25 members took part in the debate.

The Deputy Speaker chaired the sitting that lasted four hours

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Cases of measles increase manifold

A report based on monitoring of District Health Offices (DHOs) across Pakistan over the quarter (December 2012 – February 2013).

ISLAMABAD, 1st August 2013: Cases of measles increased five times as they went up from 71 in December to 391 in January 2013. One hundred and forty four new

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Punjab Assembly: Debate on Local Govt Bill Continues

ISLAMABAD, July 31, 2013: Twenty-one members debated the bill on the new local government system during the fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s third session on Wednesday.   The Deputy Speaker chaired the sitting that lasted two hours and 53 minutes. The Chief Minister and the Leader of the Opposition did not attend the sitting.…

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Senate: Points of Order Consume 86% Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2013: Points of order consumed 86% of the first sitting of the Senate’s 96th session on Monday as Senators expressed views on the rescheduling of the Presidential election.

On 11 points of order, the members on the opposition benches criticized the decision to reschedule

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Punjab Assembly: Discusses New Local Government System

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2013: Fourteen members of the Punjab Assembly participated in the discussion on the new Punjab local government system during the third sitting of its third session on Monday,reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet based on direct observation of the parliamentary proceedings. The attendance of MPAs was…

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Balochistan Assembly: Adopts Motions For Presidential Elections

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2013: The Balochistan Assembly, during the first sitting of its fourth session on Monday, adopted two motions in order to allow the use of the Chamber of the assembly for polling of the election of the President of Pakistan, to be held on 30th July, 2013. The sitting was Chaired by the…

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National Assembly: Motion Adopted to Hold Presidential Poll

ISLAMABAD, July 29, 2013: The National Assembly on Monday adopted a motion during the first sitting of the third session to allow the use of the lower house for the polling of the Presidential election.

The presidential election will be held on Tuesday, July 30.

The

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Punjab Assembly: Four Bills introduced

ISLAMABAD, July 26, 2013: Four bills, including the Punjab Local Government Bill 2013, were introduced in the second sitting of the third Punjab Assembly session before it was adjourned on Friday.

The other bills were: the Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Multan Bill 2013, the

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Adjourned after Special Secretary’s Death

ISLAMABAD, July 25, 2013: The Deputy Speaker adjourned the first sitting of the third session on Thursday following the demise of Special Secretary of the Punjab Assembly Dr. Aftab Maqbool Joiya, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet based on direct observation of the parliamentary proceedings.  The eight-minute sitting started…

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