Sindh Assembly Passes landmark Domestic Violence Bill

¬†ISLAMABAD, March 08, 2013: The Sindh Assembly, which met for two hours and six minutes in the 17th sitting of the ongoing 40th session, unanimously passed the domestic violence bill along with another bill to amend the Sindh Laws. The Sindh assembly is the first provincial assembly of the country to pass a domestic violence…

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Counting Female Voters and Making Sure Female Voters Count

FAFEN Recommendations for Enhancing Women’s Electoral Participation

ISLAMABAD, March 8, 2013: General Elections 2013 could be the time that female voters really count, and that female voters are finally counted in Pakistan.  In honor of International Women’s Day, 8 March, Free and Fair Elections Network (FAFEN) has called upon the

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KP Assembly Passes Six Bills

ISLAMABAD, March 08, 2013: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly, which met for an hour and 22 minutes in the 4th sitting of 30th session, passed six bills. The sitting was marked by low attendance. 

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Industrial

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13th National Assembly stands out for pro-women legislation

  • Overall 372 parliamentary interventions on women rights

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2013: Women’s inclusion in the political process, preventing anti-women practices, and addressing their vulnerability in conflict-hit areas brought political parties together in the 13th National Assembly, which stood out for pro-women legislation, reflecting some of the promises political parties made in

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National Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 07, 2013: Starting an hour and 30 minutes late, the 14th sitting of the 50th session was marked by low attendance. Only 98 members were present at the outset, 112 at the time of adjournment, whereas a maximum of 148 members

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Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 07, 2013: The Senate, which met for an hour and eight minutes in the 12th sitting of the 91st session, was marked by low attendance as only nine members were present at the outset and 16 at the time of adjournment.

The Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs

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Sindh Assembly Condemns Karachi Bomb Blast

ISLAMABAD, March 06, 2013: Starting an hour and 42 minutes late, the Sindh Assembly adopted three resolutions in the 15th sitting of the 40th session condemning the Abbas Town bomb blast, and offering condolences for deceased MPA. The sitting was marked by low attendance as only 45 members were present at the start and 62…

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