National Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 22, 2013: Starting 30 minutes late, the fifth sitting of the ongoing National Assembly session witnessed low attendance of Members. Only 47 members (14% of the total membership) were present at the outset while 67 were there at the time of adjournment.

Senate: A Single Agenda Item Addressed

ISLAMABAD, February 22, 2013: Starting 51 minutes late, the fifth sitting of 91st session which met for an hour and six minutes on Friday witnessed relatively higher members attendance as sixty senators were present at the outset while 25 at the adjournment.

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PIMS Bill Passed Amid Protests

ISLAMABAD, February 21, 2013: Amid protests by opposition benches (PMLN) and government coalition partner (MQM), the Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (PIMS) Islamabad Bill 2013 was passed by the National Assembly during the fourth sitting of the ongoing session, says Free and Fair Election Network.

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Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 21, 2013: Starting 37 minutes late, the fourth sitting of 91st session which met for only 22 minutes on Thursday, witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only five senators were present at the outset while 22 were there at the adjournment.

The Leader of the House did not attend

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Sindh Assembly: Bill passed to repeal local bodies act

ISLAMABAD, February 21, 2013: Starting two hours and 29 minutes late, the 11th sitting of the Sindh Assembly’s session passed the Sindh (Repeal of the Sindh Peoples Local Government Act 2012 and revival of the Sindh Local Government Ordinance, 1979 Bill 2013.

The MQM legislators, who protested

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80% rise in cases of measles

A report based on disease incidents registered in 91 district health offices across Pakistan in November 2012

ISLAMABAD, February 21, 2013: A significant increase of 80% was recorded in cases of measles in November – 247 cases reported in 17 districts as compared to 137

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Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, February 20, 2013: Starting 35 minutes late, the third sitting of the ongoing 91st session of Senate continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only four Senators were present at the outset while 17 were there at the adjournment. Seven Senators spoke on the Adjournment Motion about the recent Quetta Bomb Blast.  A JUIF…

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Balochistan Assembly Condemns Quetta Bomb Blast

ISLAMABAD, February 20, 2013: Starting an hour and 10 minutes late, the third sitting of the ongoing 40th session of the Balochistan Assembly condemned the recent bomb blast in Quetta by unanimously adopting a Resolution. The sitting, which met for two hours and 28 minutes, adopted another Resolution on the law and order in the…

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