BHUs lack trained staff for disease control programs

ISLAMABAD, December 11, 2012: Half of the monitored Basic Health Units (BHUs) did not have specially trained staff to treat tuberculosis (TB) patients while around one-third lacked staff to run the Control of Diarrheal Disease (CDD) and Malaria Control Programs (MCP), says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report released here on Tuesday.

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Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, December 11, 2012: The 2nd NA sitting left 76% of the agenda unaddressed listed on the Orders of the Day. Like previous Private Members’ Days, the agenda for the sitting was set ambitiously which cannot be taken up during a span of a single sitting. The House did not

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First Sitting of KP Assembly Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 10, 2012: Starting 47 minutes late, the first sitting of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 29th session met for an hour and 33 minutes witnessing low attendance of Members, as only 30% of the total Membership – 124 – were present at the outset and 36% at the adjournment of the sitting.

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Sindh Assembly: Two Resolutions adopted unanimously

ISLAMABAD, December 7, 2012: Starting an hour and 35 minutes late, the Sindh Assembly on Friday unanimously adopted resolution calling for rejecting the construction of Kalabagh Dam in the third sitting of 39th session. The resolution called upon the federal government to abandon the project of constructing the dam.

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Pulses, dairy and poultry products see price hike

ISLAMABAD, December 06, 2012: Prices of pulses, dairy products and poultry items increased in November as compared with those monitored in October, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. FAFEN observers visited 183 retail outlets in 107 districts to collect prices of 52 commodities.

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Pulses, dairy and poultry products see price hike

ISLAMABAD, December 06, 2012: Prices of pulses, dairy products and poultry items increased in November as compared with those monitored in October, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. FAFEN observers visited 183 retail outlets in 107 districts to collect prices of 52 commodities.

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Sindh Assembly: Debate on resolution on Kalabagh Dam

ISLAMABAD, December 6, 2012: The second sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 39th session which met for three hours and 35 minutes on Thursday debated a resolution on the construction of Kalabagh Dam.  

The resolution called upon the federal government to abandon the project of constructing the dam.

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 5, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for an hour and 40 minutes during the second sitting of the 35th session, witnessed low attendance of MPAs.

Only six members were present at the outset while 21 were there at the end of the sitting.

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Oddly High Turnout, Heavy Presence of Police and Weak Enforcement of Election Laws Mark December 4 By-Elections

ISLAMABAD, December 5, 2012: A relatively lawful election campaign followed by unusually high turnout, incidences of violence, violations of the code of conduct, suspicious voting patterns and presence of police inside polling stations indicate weak enforcement of election day procedures in nine by-elections on December 4, 2012, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report on Thursday.

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