National Assembly: Last Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, October 16, 2012: Starting an hour and 12 minutes late, the last sitting of the 46th session which met for two hours and 58 minutes on Tuesday witnessed low attendance of Members. Only 68 legislators were present at the outset and 78 were there at the adjournment.

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Senate Debates Floods in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD, October 16, 2012: Starting 45 minutes behind schedule, the seventh sitting of the ongoing 86th session met for two hours and 30 minutes on Tuesday. Members debated the aftermath of floods in Balochistan.

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Low attendance of members observed

ISLAMABAD, October 15, 2012: Starting 30 minutes behind schedule the fourth sitting of the 47th session witnessed low attendance of members as 28 were present at start and 30 were there at the adjournment.

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National Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, October 15, 2012: Starting an hour and 10 minutes late, the seventh sitting of ongoing 46th session which met for two hours and 15 minutes on Monday witnessed low attendance of Members in the National Assembly. Only 47 legislators were present at the outset and 75 were there at the adjournment.

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Senate: All Agenda Items Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 15, 2012: Starting 41 minutes late, the sixth sitting of ongoing 86th session met for an hour and three minutes on Monday continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only four legislators were present at the outset and 21 were there at the adjournment.

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National Assembly: Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2011 passed

ISLAMABAD, October 14, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for two hours and 27 minutes during the third sitting of the 47th session, unanimously passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2011. Additionally, the Federal Public Service Commission (Amendment) Bill 2010 was not taken up by the House.

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National Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, October 12, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for an hour and 25 minutes during the sixth sitting of the ongoing session, witnessed low attendance of Members. Only 92 (27%) Members were present at the outset while there were 90 (26%) at the end of the sitting

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance of Senators

ISLAMABAD, October 12, 2012: Starting 30 minutes late, the fifth sitting of ongoing 86th session on Friday continued to witness low attendance of Senators as only eight were present at the outset and 15 were there at the adjournment of the sitting.

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Vegetables see price hike; fruit registers drop

ISLAMABAD, October 11: The prices of vegetables increased in September as compared with August – onions up 14%, tomatoes (12%) and potatoes (6%), a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report says. The report released on Thursday said the July-September 2012 quarter saw a continuous increase in vegetable prices.

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National Assembly: Low Interest of MPs in Parliamentary Session

ISLAMABAD, October 11, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for two hour and 14 minutes during the fifth sitting of the ongoing session, continued to witness low interest of legislators. Only 88 Members were present at the outset of the sitting while 45 were there at the adjournment.

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