Rise in cases of infant mortality

A report based on reported cases of diseases at government health offices in 79 districts in December

ISLAMABAD, March 30 – Cases of infant mortality registered an increase in December last year as compared to the preceding

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Seven legislators debate PCNS report

ISLAMABAD, March 30, 2012: Starting 60 minutes behind schedule, the Joint Sitting of the Parliament met for an hour and 23 minutes on Friday, as seven legislators debated the report of the body on security.

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FIRs for counterfeiting currency increase

ISLAMABAD, March 29: The number of First Information Reports (FIRs) filed for counterfeiting currency continued to increase with 44 per district being filed in January 2012 as compared to 37 registered in December and 28 in November 2011, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report released Thursday.

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First Sitting of Punjab Assembly Witnesses Low Attendance

Nine Bills Left Unaddressed ISLAMABAD, March 29, 2012: Starting an hour and 50 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of 36th session of the Punjab Assembly lasted two hours and 25 minutes. It witnessed low attendance of Members with only 25 present at the outset and 84 when the sitting was adjourned. Apart from the…

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Only Four Legislators Debate on the National Security Report

ISLAMABAD, March 28, 2012: Starting 63 minutes behind schedule, the Joint Sitting of the Parliament met for two hours and 16 minutes on Wednesday. Out of the 246 legislators attending the sitting, only four legislators – two each of the Senate and National Assembly – spoke on the report of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security for 47 minutes (35% of sitting time).

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Sitting Marked by Protests by ANP and MQM

ISLAMABAD, March 27, 2012: Starting an hour and 50 minutes behind schedule, the Joint Sitting of the Parliament met for three hour and 12 minutes as it witnessed two walkouts and passed a bill on Tuesday. The legislators of ANP and MQM respectively walked out of the House over delay in starting the sitting and the law and order Karachi.

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Points of Order consume 81% of sitting time

ISLAMABAD, March 26, 2012: Starting two hours and 20 minutes behind schedule, the Joint Sitting of the Parliament met for three hour and five minutes. Twenty-six Points of Order consumed 81% of the sitting time. However, none of the Points of Order raised attracted the Chair’s formal ruling.

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Points of Order consume more than two-third of sitting time

ISLAMABAD, March 24: The fourth sitting of Balochistan Assembly’s 31st session, starting 55 minutes behind schedule, met for an hour and 17 minutes on Saturday. The sitting witnessed low attendance as 20 Members were present at the outset and 15 when it was adjourned. Eleven Points of Order consumed 60 minutes of the sitting time.…

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Most schools in 85 districts without playgrounds

ISLAMABAD – Ninety five boys’ primary schools out of 161 monitored across 85 districts in January 2012 were found to be without playgrounds, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report released on Thursday. Similarly, 38 schools had no arrangements for clean drinking water for students while only eight had sanitary workers.

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MPA unseated because of Continuous Absence

ISLAMABAD, March 22: The 14th sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, which met for two hours on Thursday, passed a motion to unseat former Chief Minister and the Parliamentary Leader of PML (F-B), Arbab Ghulam Rahim, because of continuous absence from the House. The Speaker informed the House that he has received a report from…

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