Sitting Marked by Ministerial Absence

ISLAMABAD, September 5, 2012: Starting 40 minutes behind schedule, the third sitting of Senate’s 85th session witnessed a 25-minute protest by the ANP, JUIF, PML and MQM Senators. They expressed their reservations over the responses received during the question hour.

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91% of the Agenda Items Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, September 4, 2012: Starting an hour and 42 minutes behind schedule, the National Assembly met for two hours and 11 minutes during the second sitting of the ongoing 45th session, leaving most of the agenda unaddressed. As an ambitious agenda was set up for the Private Members’ Day sitting, the National Assembly left 91% of the agenda unaddressed.

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KP Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, September 4, 2012: Starting 46 minutes late, the fifth sitting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 27th session met for two hours and 38 minutes on Tuesday. It witnessed low attendance of MPAs. Only 37 (30% of total Membership) were present at the start, while 24 (23%) were there at the adjournment.

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NA Sitting Witnesses Low Attendance of Members

ISLAMABAD, September 3, 2012: The National Assembly met for two hours and 38 minutes during the first sitting of the 45th session on Monday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly proceedings. The sitting was marked by low attendance with 105 legislators present at the start and 48 were there when the sitting was adjourne

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First sitting marked by low attendance of Senators

ISLAMABAD, September 3, 2012: Starting 40 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of Senate’s 85th session witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only 13 Senators were present at the outset of the sitting while 21 were there when it was adjourned.

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KP Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance of MPAs

ISLAMABAD, Sept 3, 2012: Starting 60 minutes late, the fourth sitting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 27th session met for three hours on Monday. It witnessed low attendance of MPAs. Only 25 (20% of total Membership) were present at the start, while 33 (27%) were there at the adjournment.

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Crimes against women increase by 7% in a year

ISLAMABAD, August 30: Crimes against women increased 7% this year as 57 districts reported 982 cases in May 2012 compared to 922 in the same month last year. However, over the last two years, an increase of 31% was reported in such crimes with 746 FIRs lodged in May 2010, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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PA: Last Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2012: Starting an hour and 20 minutes behind schedule, the last sitting of 40th session of the Punjab Assembly adopted a Resolution against the formation of the federal commission on new provinces. The Resolution was moved by the Law Minister. On the other hand, the opposition PPPP and PML Members staged a…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting lasts only for 39 minutes

ISLAMABAD, August 28, 2012: The Punjab Assembly, which met for only 39 minutes during the second sitting of the 40th session on Tuesday, again witnessed a walkout by the PPPP and PMLN legislators over the nominations made for the federal commission on new provinces. During the first sitting on Monday, after exchanging harsh words over…

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