Senate: Sitting marked by low attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 16, 2012: Starting 35 minutes behind the schedule the seventh sitting of 87th session passed the Airports Security Force (Amendment) Bill 2012 on Friday. However the House continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only four Senators were present at the outset and 25 were there when the sitting was adjourned.

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SPLGO provokes tumult in Sindh Assembly session

KARACHI, November 15, 2012: The first sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 39th session convened to debate the Sindh Peoples Local Government ordinance 2012 met for four hours and 48 minutes on Thursday. The members of ANP, NPP, PMLF and PML staged three walkouts, demanding the allotment of opposition seats by the speaker. Three bills appeared on…

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Senate: Walkout over law and order in Karachi

ISLAMABAD, November 14, 2012: Starting 50 minutes late, the fifth sitting of 87th session on Wednesday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only 11 were present at the outset while 22 were there at the adjournment. The sitting was marked by a six-minute walkout by Senators of ANP, PMLN and NP over the incidents of violence in Karachi.

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RHCs lack medical equipment and basic amenities

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2012: Among the 144 Rural Health Centers monitored in September, 88 lacked ECG machines, 54 were without x-ray facilities, 33 had no oxygen tents and 24 did not have sterilizers, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Senate: Sitting Marked by Protests by MQM and ANP

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2012: Starting 44 minutes late, the fourth sitting of 87th session on Tuesday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only eight were present at the outset while 21 were there at the adjournment. Additionally, the Deputy Chairman and the parliamentary leaders of PML, BNPA, ANP, and PMLF did not attend the sitting.

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Balochistan Assembly: Requisitioned Sitting adopts two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for three hours and 10 minutes during the first sitting of the requisitioned 34th session, witnessed relatively better attendance of MPAs. One-fourth of the Membership requisitioned for this session, which was called by the Deputy Speaker. Out of the two resolutions adopted by the House, one…

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National Assembly: Bill on free education passed

ISLAMABAD, November 13, 2012: The second sitting of the 47th session of the National Assembly unanimously passed the Right to Free and Compulsory Education Bill 2012 on Tuesday. The bill has already been passed by Senate.

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Senate: Most of the agenda left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 12, 2012: Starting 50 minutes late, the third sitting of 87th session on Monday witnessed low attendance. Only six Senators were present at the outset and 13 were there when the sitting was adjourned.

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