National Assembly: Attack on Malala condemned

ISLAMABAD, October 10, 2012: The National Assembly on Wednesday unanimously adopted a supplementary
resolution to condemn the attack on 14-year old Malala Yousafzai. After the House suspended the usual proceedings, 60% of the sitting time was consumed by debate on the resolution – an hour and 33

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National Assembly: All Agenda Items Left Unaddressed

The National Assembly, which met for an hour and 39 minutes during the third sitting of the ongoing session, did not take up any of the agenda items listed for the Orders of the Day. A total of 36 Items appeared on the agenda, including four bills and six resolutions, which were left unaddressed. The sitting was also marked by low attendance of Members as 82 were present at the start and 72 at the adjournment.

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Senate: Relatively Better Attendance Observed

ISLAMABAD, October 9, 2012: Starting an hour late, the second sitting of 86th session on Tuesday witnessed relatively better attendance of Senators towards the end of the sitting – 40– than the previous sitting. However, only 16 were present at the outset of the sitting.

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance of Members

ISLAMABAD, October 8, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for two hours and 49 minutes during the second sitting of the ongoing session, witnessed low attendance of Members. Ninety-three were present at the outset and only 36 were there at the adjournment.

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Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 8, 2012: Starting an hour and 13 minutes late, the first sitting of 86th session on Monday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Fourteen were present at the outset while 26 were there at the adjournment.

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Low government oversight of dispensaries

ISLAMABAD, October 5: The data gathered in August shows government/elected officials made only 83 visits to the monitored dispensaries (June-August 2012 quarter), meaning at least 50% facilities were ignored altogether, says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) report.

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Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 5, 2012: Starting 84 minutes late, the National Assembly which met for an hour and 58 minutes left most of the agenda unaddressed during the first sitting of the 46th session on Friday.

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15% increase in cases of motor vehicle snatching

ISLAMABAD, October 3: Incidents of motor vehicle snatching increased 15% as 54 districts reported 836 cases in July compared with preceding month’s 723 recorded in 56 districts, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Senate sitting condemns attack on Malala

ISLAMABAD, October 10, 2012: The Upper House on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the attack on 14-year old girls’ rights activist Malala Yousafzai. The resolution was moved by an ANP Senator. Starting 38 minutes late, the third sitting of 86th session on Wednesday witnessed low attendance of Senators.

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Skin diseases up 15% in July

ISLAMABAD, October 1: Skin diseases increased 15% with average 3,275 scabies cases being reported per district in July as compared with 2,842 recorded in the preceding month, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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