Maternity Care Neglected in BHUs

A report based on monitoring of 152 BHUs in 93 districts across Pakistan in February 2013

ISLAMABAD, 30th June 2013: Basic medical facilities for expecting women were lacking in the monitored health units as out of 152 BHUs, 39% were without maternity beds, 31% did not have labour

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Punjab Assembly: Supplementary Budget 2012-13 Passed

ISLAMABAD, June 29, 2013: The Punjab Assembly’s budget session came to an end during the tenth sitting of its second session with the Passage of its Supplementary Budget 2012-13 amidst walkout by the opposition parties. The house approved 42 supplementary demands for grant. The opposition parties including PPPP, PML, PTI, JIP and an independent MPA…

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Sindh Assembly: Finance Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, June 29, 2013: Amid the opposition’s protest and walkout, the Sindh Assembly passed the finance bill 2013 during the ninth sitting of its third session which was prorogued on Saturday. The sitting was delayed by an hour and 38 minutes. As the Chief Minister moved the motion for the passage of the finance bill,…

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Punjab Assembly: Debate on Supplementary Budget Concludes

ISLAMABAD, June 28, 2013: The Minister for Finance in the Punjab Assembly concluded the debate on the supplementary budget for the year 2012-13 during the ninth sitting of its second session on Friday. He spoke for 13 minutes. Overall 14 members – five PTI, four PMLN, two PML, and a single member each of PPPP,…

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Sindh Assembly: Budget Debate Winds up; Demands for Grants Approved

ISLAMABAD, June 28, 2013: Winding up general discussion on the annual budget, the Leader of the Opposition and the Chief Minister shared their views for 55 and 86 minutes respectively in the eighth sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s third session. The Opposition moved 1024 Cut Motions of which seven were withdrawn while the rest were…

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Balochistan Assembly: Budget Session Prorogued

ISLAMABAD, June 28, 2013: The Balochistan Assembly’s budget session was prorogued on Friday as the house also passed the Balochistan Services Tribunal Bill 2013. The passed bill seeks amendments in sections of  the Balochistan Service Tribunals Act 1974 and introduces new sections to give the tribunal’s chairman “authority for all the administrative, disciplinary and financial…

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Balochistan Assembly: 41 Members Debate Finance Bill

ISLAMABAD, June 28, 2013: The Chief Minister attended all the seven sittings of the 10th Balochistan Assembly’s first budget session which was prorogued on Friday, says a FAFEN preliminary report based on the direct observation of the provincial legislature’s proceedings.    

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National Assembly: Last Sitting Witnesses Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, June 28, 2013: Starting 30 minutes late, the 13th sitting of the National Assembly’s second session witnessed low attendance of the members. A total of 67 members were present at the outset, 105 at the time of adjournment, and a maximum of 156

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National Assembly: 47% Members Take Part in Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 28, 2013: Nearly half of the legislators took part in debate during the first budget session of the 14th National Assembly which was prorogued on Friday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. 

The session spread over 13 sittings from

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KP Assembly: Supplementary Budget Approved

ISLAMABAD, June 28, 2013: Starting 31 minutes late, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly approved the 51 Demands for Grants of the supplementary budget 2012-13 in the 10th sitting of the ongoing second session on Friday.

The four hours and five

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