Only 13 Senators take part in debate on law and order in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD, Aug 5, 2012: Low attendance of Senators and lackluster debates on the presidential address to the parliament’s joint sitting and the law and order in Balochistan marked the Senate’s 84thsession, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Sunday. The six sittings of the session from July 27 to August 3…

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Sitting marked by low attendance of Senators

ISLAMABAD, August 3, 2012: The debate on the law and order in Balochistan was wrapped up in the sixth and the last sitting of Senate’s 84th session, which met for two hours and 54 minutes on Friday. The Interior Minister spoke on the Motion for two hours and 14 minutes.

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Senate debates law and order in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD, August 2, 2012: Starting 40 minutes late, the fifth sitting of Senate’s 84th session, which met for three hours and 57 minutes, debated the law and order in Balochistan for an hour and 41 minutes.

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Senate Takes Notice of “Anomalies” in new Electoral Rolls

ISLAMABAD, August 1, 2012: In the 4th sitting of the Senate’s 84th session on Wednesday, the Chairman Senate formed a Special Committee to review alleged anomalies in the voters’ list. It was formed after a PPPP female Senator on a Point of Order raised the issue of irregularities in the electoral rolls released by the Election Commission of Pakistan.

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Senate: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, July 31, 2012: Starting an hour and 15 minutes late, the third sitting of the Senate’s 84th session, which met for two hours and 13 minutes, continued to witness low attendance. Only nine Senators were present at the outset of the sitting while 18 were there at the adjournment.

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Rise in FIRs for motor vehicle lifting

ISLAMABAD, July 31: Cases of motor vehicle lifting increased during the March-May quarter with 39 per district being reported in May as compared to the preceding month when 32 cases were recorded, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Senate: Most of Agenda Items Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, July 30, 2012: Starting 30 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of Senate, which lasted an hour and 22 minutes, witnessed a protest by the government’s coalition partner – ANP – and NP over the power outages.

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54% of Sindh Assembly Members debate budget

ISLAMABAD June 27, 2012: The passage of the budget 2012-13 in Sindh Assembly was swift and unperturbed as the entire membership is on the treasury benches, which spent 72% of the 36th session time debating the money matters, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report on Wednesday. In the third sitting…

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Less than half of MPAs debate budget

ISLAMABAD June 27, 2012: Only 29 out of 65 Members of the Balochistan Assembly spoke on the budget 2012-13 for almost 60% of the 32nd session time that concluded on June 20, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Wednesday.  

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KP Assembly passes supplementary budget

ISLAMABAD, June 25, 2012:  The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly passed the supplementary budget 2011-12 during the 13 sitting of the 26th session on Monday as the legislators withdrew the Cut Motions. The House also approved 29 grants for demands. A total of 60 Members (48% of total Membership) were present at the start, while 54(43%) were…

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