Punjab Assembly: Low Attendance Marks First Sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 14, 2012: Starting 25 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of 41th session of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance of MPAs with only 12 present at the outset and 32 when it was adjourned. Two resolutions – one on the factory fires in Karachi and Lahore and the other condemning the airing…

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NA calls for probing factory fires in Karachi, Lahore

ISLAMABAD, September 13, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for three hours and 10 minutes during the last sitting of the 45th session, suspended the regular agenda and adopted two resolutions. Through a resolution the House called upon the governments of Sindh and Punjab to set up judicial commissions to probe factory fires in Karachi and Lahore which have claimed more than 270 lives.

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Meningitis cases up 83% in June

Cases of meningitis almost doubled – 12 districts reporting 267 in June as compared with 132 in 11 districts recorded in the preceding month, a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report said Thursday. FAFEN governance monitors visited 96 health offices in as many districts to collect statistics on diseases.

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National Assembly: Most of the agenda left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, September 12, 2011: The seventh sitting of the National Assembly’s 45th session, which met for three hours and 15 minutes, left most of the agenda unaddressed including four bills. The four bills on the orders of the day which were not taken up included the Charter of Child Rights Bill 2009 and the Abolition of Discretionary Quotas in Housing Schemes Bill 2011 along with the Federal Pension Bill 2012 and the Registration of Hajj Bill 2008.

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KP Assembly: Four bills passed

ISLAMABAD, September 10, 2012: Starting 57 minutes late, the seventh sitting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 27th session met for three hours and 10 minutes on Monday and passed four bills.

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Motion on law and order not discussed

ISLAMABAD, September 10, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for three hours during the sixth sitting of the 44th session, did not discuss the motion on law and order in the country. The government ally – ANP – continued its boycott of the proceedings over the issuance of local government ordinance in Sindh.

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85th Session of Senate: Half of agenda items left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, September 8, 2012: Protests and walkouts by the opposition parties and coalition partners over petroleum prices and law and order along with low attendance of Senators marked Senate’s 85th session, leaving 52% of the agenda items unaddressed, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Saturday.

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KP Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, September 7, 2012: Starting 31 minutes late, the sixth sitting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 27th session met for two hours and 46 minutes on Friday. It witnessed low attendance of MPAs. Only 34 (27% of total Membership) were present at the start, while 35 (28%) were there at the adjournment.

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ANP Boycotts NA Session

ISLAMABAD, September 7, 2012: Starting an hour and three minutes late, the fifth sitting of the 45th session on Friday witnessed a walkout by the legislators of a government ally over issuance of the local government ordinance for Sindh. ANP announced that it would boycott the remaining session.

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Senate debates law and order

ISLAMABAD, September 7, 2012: Starting 45 minutes late, the fifth sitting of the 85th session on Friday witnessed a walkout by Senators of a government ally – ANP – over issuance of the local government ordinance for Sindh.

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