Punjab Assembly: Budget Session Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, July 2, 2013: A little less than half of the legislators – 45% – took part in the debate on the annual budget in the Punjab Assembly, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report based on the direct observation of the session. As many as 121 male and 40 female…

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KP Assembly: Adopts Four Resolutions Again

ISLAMABAD, July 2, 2013: Starting an hour and 14 minutes late, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly adopted four resolutions during the 12th sitting of the second session on Tuesday.

Two resolutions were moved by male and female JUIF legislators

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KP Assembly Adopts Four Resolutions

 

ISLAMABAD, July 1, 2013: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly adopted four of the five resolutions introduced during the 11th sitting of the second session as the house witnessed a protest and a walkout on Monday.

The four resolutions adopted by the house were on deportation of Pakistanis from Saudi Arabia, the

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Sindh Assembly: 72% MPAs Take Part in Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 30, 2013: More than 70% of the legislators took part in the budget debate in the Sindh Assembly as quorum was maintained throughout the nine sittings of the session, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The Sindh Assembly’s budget session was prorogued on June 29. A total…

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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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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: 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: 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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