PA Sitting Witnesses Low Attendance; Bills Not Taken Up

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2012: Starting an hour and 40 minutes late, the 5th sitting of the ongoing 43rd session witnessed low attendance of members, and low disposal of agenda. The house did not take up three bills that were on the orders of the day for introduction, while the Punjab Government Servants Housing Foundation (Second…

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Balochistan Assembly Sitting Meets for 45 minutes

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2012: Starting after a long stretched delay of two hours and 35 minutes, the first sitting of the 36th session of the Balochistan Assembly met for 45 minutes The Question Hour was not held. Most of the sitting time (88%) was consumed by Points of Order. None of the Points of Order…

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Almost Half of Sitting Time Consumed by Points of Order

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2012: Starting 33 minutes late, the 8th sitting of the ongoing National Assembly session continued to witness the low attendance of members as only 42 members (13% of the total membership) were present at the outset whereas 52 (16%) were there when the

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61 killed in second week of December

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2012: Political violence in the second week of December affected 112 people in 52 incidents across the country,
killing 61 people and injuring 51 others. Sindh reported a total of 34 incidents, followed by nine in Balochistan,
five in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), two in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)

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Senate: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2012: Only six Senators were observed to be present at the outset and 22 at the adjournment of the 5th sitting of the ongoing 88th session of the Senate. Starting 53 minutes late, the sitting met for two hours and 26 minutes.

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47 killed while 48 injured in first week of December

Islamabad, December 19, 2012: From December 1-7, 2012, political violence affected 106 people in 35 incidents throughout Pakistan.Of these 106 victims, 47 were killed and another 47 were injured while the remaining 12 werekidnapped. Though seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported incidents of

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Low Attendance Sitting Meets for 28 minutes

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2012: Only four legislators were observed to be present at the start of the 4th sitting of the ongoing 43rd Punjab Assembly session. Starting an hour and 55 minutes, the sitting met only for 28 minutes. The sitting was marked by low interest of MPAs as most of the agenda items were…

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KP Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance of MPAs

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2012: Starting 60 minutes late, the 5th sitting of the ongoing Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 29th session continued to witness low attendance of members as only 28 were present at the outset and 31 at the adjournment of the sitting.

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Cheating cases increase 40% in September

A report based on crime statistics collected from 92 DPO offices in September 

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2012: Cheating incidents increased 40% in September – 37 districts reporting 518 First Information Reports (FIRs) as compared with

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National Assembly: 84% of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, December 18, 2012: The 7th sitting of the ongoing National Assembly session was marked by low attendance of members. Only 30 legislators were present at the start of the sitting while 81 were there when the sitting was adjourned. Additionally, the Prime Minister, the Leader

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