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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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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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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National Assembly: None of the Agenda Items Taken Up

ISLAMABAD, August 27, 2013: The National Assembly did not take up any of the 24 agenda items for the tenth sitting of the fourth session on Tuesday. These agenda items comprised two Calling Attention Notices (CANs), four bills, amendments in the rules of procedure and conduct of business, five resolutions, five motions under Rule 259 and also a motion of thanks on the president’s address to the parliament on June 10, 2013.

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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: Starts Debate on Presidential Address

ISLAMABAD, August 27, 2013: The Senate started debating the presidential address to the parliament’s joint sitting in June this year, during the seventh sitting of the 97th session, on Tuesday. The Leader of the Opposition opened the debate by expressed his views on the presidential address for 30 minutes. The Chairman presided over the sitting…

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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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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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