Punjab Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2013: The fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s fourth session on Friday was marked by low attendance of members. Only 21 members were present at the start and 65 were there when the sitting was adjourned. After the Question Hour, the House put off discussion on the report of the Punjab Pension…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2013: The fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s fourth session on Friday was marked by low attendance of members. Only 21 members were present at the start and 65 were there when the sitting was adjourned.

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Punjab Assembly: Seven Bills Introduced

ISLAMABAD, August 15, 2013: The Punjab Assembly on Thursday witnessed the passage of the Punjab Service Tribunals (Amendment) Bill 2013 along with the introduction of seven more bills in the third sitting of its fourth session. All bills on the List of Business were moved by the Minister for law. A resolution tabled by a…

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National Assembly: Resolution Adopted to condemn LoC Violations

ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2013: None of the agenda items were taken up on the first private members’ day in the 14th National Assembly as the lower house debated the clashes along the Line of Control (LoC) during the first sitting of its fourth session on Tuesday.  Four MNAs

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Punjab Assembly: 16 MPAs Debate Local Government System

ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2013: The Punjab Assembly continued to debate the new local government system in the second sitting of its fourth session on Tuesday. The debate lasted two hours and 26 minutes. Ten PMLN lawmakers dominated the debate by sharing their views on the local government system for an hour and 26 minutes. Following…

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Punjab Assembly: Debate on Local Government Bill Continues

ISLAMABAD, August 12, 2013: The Punjab Assembly suspended routine agenda to continue debate on the local government system in the first sitting of its fourth session on Monday. At least 12 members took part in the debate. The Speaker chaired the two hours and 32 minute sitting. The Chief Minister and the Leader of the…

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Specialized staff for disease control programs lacking in RHCs

A report based on monitoring of 126 Rural Health Centers (RHCs) in 81 districts in March 2013.

ISLAMABAD, 11th August 2013: Seventeen percent of the monitored RHCs did not have staff to run Malaria Control Program in the community. The lack is observed despite a surge in malaria cases

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Punjab Assembly Debates Local Government System

ISLAMABAD, August 8, 2013: Fifty-nine Punjab Assembly legislators participated in a three -day debate during the third session on the bill on introducing local government system in the province, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. The session spread over five sittings from July 25 to August 1, 2013 lasted…

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Punjab Assembly: Debate on Local Govt System Continues

ISLAMABAD, August 1, 2013: The debate on the bill on the local government system continued in the fifth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s third session on Thursday. A total of 25 members took part in the debate.

The Deputy Speaker chaired the sitting that lasted four hours

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