Political violence up in April-June quarter

A Report based on Media Monitoring of Incidents of Political and Electoral Violence in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, November 26, 2012: During the second quarter of 2012 (April-June), as many as 709 incidents were reported across the country – a 37% increase as compared with the January-March quarter, says

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Most of agenda items left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 23, 2012: Protests and walkouts by the coalition partners and opposition parties over law and order along with low attendance of Senators marked the Senate’s 87th session, which left 73% of the agenda items unaddressed, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Friday.

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Points of order consume 37% of the session time

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2012: The 47th session of the National Assembly witnessed the passage of five bills as 64% of the agenda was not taken up while low attendance persisted, says a preliminary report issued by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday.

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Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2012: Most of the agenda appearing on Orders of the Day was left un-addressed in the last sitting of the 47th session of National Assembly which began 35 minutes after the stipulated time amid low attendance, observed Free and Fair Election

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Senate: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, November 20, 2012: Starting 32 minutes late, the ninth sitting of 87th session on Monday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only four were present at the outset while 28 were there at the adjournment. The sitting witnessed a five-minute token protest by a PPPP Member over not getting the permission to speak regarding the judiciary.

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Low Attendance Persists in NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, November 19, 2012: Starting 43 minutes behind the scheduled time, the sixth sitting of the 47th session passed two Bills, and adopted a Resolution condemning the killing of a Dunya TV correspondent in Panjor, Balochistan.

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 19, 2012: Starting 50 minutes late, the eighth sitting of 87th session on Monday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only 11 were present at the outset while 18 were there at the adjournment.

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Senate: Sitting marked by low attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2012: Starting 35 minutes behind the schedule the seventh sitting of 87th session passed the Airports Security Force (Amendment) Bill 2012 on Friday. However the House continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only four Senators were present at the outset and 25 were there when the sitting was adjourned.

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Disease burden down in August

ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2012: Disease burden in August decreased on average by 3% in each district – 2,435,833 cases reported across 92 districts compared with the preceding month’s figures of 2,470,345 in 90 districts says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) report.

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