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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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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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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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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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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Prices of medicines and medical services up

ISLAMABAD, November 08: The prices of medicines and medical services went up in October as compared with the preceding month – Disprin (10-tablets), Panadol (10-tablets), urine test (routine examination) and blood sugar test each recording a 1% increase, a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report says.

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Senate: Second sitting witnesses low attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 8, 2012: Starting 40 minutes late, the second sitting of Senate\’s 87th session on Thursday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only eight were present at the outset while 16 were there at the adjournment. A Standing Committee report on a Bill about setting up Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan was presented before the House.

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Punjab Assembly: None of the bills on agenda taken up

ISLAMABAD, November 7, 2012: Starting two hours and 30 minutes behind schedule, the third sitting of 42th session of the Punjab Assembly did not take up any of the 11 bills on the Orders of the Day. The House also suspended the Question House for general discussion on the Supreme Court verdict in the Asghar…

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Senate: First Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, November 6, 2012: Starting an hour and six minutes late, the first sitting of 87th session on Tuesday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Only eight were present at the outset while 16 were there at the adjournment.

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