NA: Session’s Last Sitting Marked by Key Members’ Absence

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2012: The 10th and the last sitting of the 48th session of the National Assembly was marked by low members’ attendance as the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Speaker, Deputy Speaker along with the parliamentary leaders of MQM, MMAP, ANP, PMLF and BNPA did not attend the sitting.

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48th Session of NA: 62 percent of agenda left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2012: The 48th session of National Assembly unanimously passed the Fair Trail Bill 2012 as the House witnessed low attendance leaving 62% of the agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)

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Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2012: The sixth sitting of the 43rd session starting an hour and 13 minutes late, was adjourned due to persistent lack of quorum, leaving most agenda on the orders of the day unaddressed.

In the 371 member house only five

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NA: Fair Trial Bill Passed Unanimously

ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for four hours, unanimously passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill 2012 in the ninth sitting of the 48th session.

The Standing Committee on Law and Justice presented its report on the bill which

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PA Sitting Witnesses Low Attendance; Bills Not Taken Up

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2012: Starting an hour and 40 minutes late, the 5th sitting of the ongoing 43rd session witnessed low attendance of members, and low disposal of agenda. The house did not take up three bills that were on the orders of the day for introduction, while the Punjab Government Servants Housing Foundation (Second…

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Balochistan Assembly Sitting Meets for 45 minutes

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2012: Starting after a long stretched delay of two hours and 35 minutes, the first sitting of the 36th session of the Balochistan Assembly met for 45 minutes The Question Hour was not held. Most of the sitting time (88%) was consumed by Points of Order. None of the Points of Order…

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Almost Half of Sitting Time Consumed by Points of Order

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2012: Starting 33 minutes late, the 8th sitting of the ongoing National Assembly session continued to witness the low attendance of members as only 42 members (13% of the total membership) were present at the outset whereas 52 (16%) were there when the

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61 killed in second week of December

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2012: Political violence in the second week of December affected 112 people in 52 incidents across the country,
killing 61 people and injuring 51 others. Sindh reported a total of 34 incidents, followed by nine in Balochistan,
five in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), two in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)

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47 killed while 48 injured in first week of December

Islamabad, December 19, 2012: From December 1-7, 2012, political violence affected 106 people in 35 incidents throughout Pakistan.Of these 106 victims, 47 were killed and another 47 were injured while the remaining 12 werekidnapped. Though seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported incidents of

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