Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, September 6, 2012: Starting 66 minutes late, the National Assembly met for two hours and 39 minutes on Thursday adopted a Resolutions paying tribute to the army to mark the Defence Day. The sitting was also witness by low attendance as only 104 Members were present at the outset and 66 were there when the sitting was adjourned.

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12% police stations need proper buildings

ISLAMABAD, September 6: Monitoring during the April-June 2012 quarter showed 20 police stations not housed in proper buildings although alternatives were available, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. The report released Thursday said FAFEN monitors visited 171 police stations in 98 districts.

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Low Attendance Sitting Debates Law and Order

ISLAMABAD, September 6, 2012: The fourth sitting of the 85th session of Senate lasted two hours and 56 minutes on Thursday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only six were present when the proceedings began while 13 were there at the adjournment of the sitting.

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, September 5, 2012: The National Assembly met for two hours and 38 minutes during the third sitting of the ongoing 45th session on Wednesday witnessing low attendance of Members as only 78 were present at the outset and 112 were there at the adjournment.

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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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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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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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