MQM, ANP and PMLN in row over new provinces

ISLAMABAD, January 5, 2012: The National Assembly met for three hours and 55 minutes, its 12th sitting of the ongoing session. Only the parliamentary leaders of the ANP, MQM and NPP attended the proceedings. Just as it was in previous sittings, Members’ attendance remained low. Only 66 Legislators were present at the start while 58 were there when the sitting was adjourned.

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NA Takes up All Agenda Items on Orders of the Day

ISLAMABAD, January 4, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for three hours and 25 minutes on Wednesday, took up all agenda items on the Orders of the Day. Low attendance of Members persisted as 83 Legislators were present at the start of the sitting and 34 when it was adjourned.

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10th Sitting Marked by Unfinished Agenda, MQM-ANP Tussle

ISLAMABAD, January 3, 2012: The National Assembly met for three hours and 50 minutes, its 10th sitting of the ongoing session. Only the parliamentary leaders of the PPPS and NPP attended the proceedings. Just as it was in previous sittings, Members’ attendance remained low. Only 28 Legislators were present at the start while 61 were there when the sitting was adjourned.

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Hike in prices of 27 commodities; 20 register decline

A report based on prices collected from 182 retail outlets in 92 districts across Pakistan. ISLAMABAD, JAN 3: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Tuesday said prices of 27 commodities increased in December 2011 compared to the preceding month while those of 20 others fell and five remained unchanged.

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Low Attendance Sitting Adopts Four Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, January 03, 2012: The Sindh Assembly met for two hours and 35 minutes, its eighth sitting of the ongoing session. The sitting was marked by low attendance of Members with only 50 present at the start of the sitting and 55 at the end. The House adopted four Resolutions. Out of the 10 questions…

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance, PMLN and MQM Boycott

The PMLN walked out of the House protesting against the load shedding of gas, while the MQM boycotted the sitting over not receiving a satisfactory statement on their Calling Attention Notice regarding the increase up to 14% in the CNG prices.

Faisalabad registers most FIRs in Oct

ISLAMABAD, JAN 2: District Faisalabad reported the most crimes in October 2011, constituting 11% of the 32,021 FIRs filed for the 27 observed crimes in 73 districts nationwide.

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7th Sitting of Sindh Assembly Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 02, 2012: The Sindh Assembly met for three hours and 17 minutes on Monday, its seventh sitting of the ongoing session. Low attendance of Members was observed, with only 21 Members present at the start of the sitting and 68 at the end. The Quorum was visibly lacking at various stages, however, this…

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 30, 2011: The National Assembly met for an hour and 52 minutes during the eight sitting of the ongoing session. Low Attendance of Members was observed as only 32 Legislators were present at the start and 74 when the sitting was adjourned. Sixteen Points of Order consumed 60% of the total time. However, none of the Points of Order attracted the Chair’s formal ruling.

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Nine suspected AIDS cases reported in October

ISLAMABAD, DEC 30: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) monitoring report on Friday said nine suspected cases of AIDS were reported in Gujrat district in October. A report based on reported cases of diseases at government health offices in 73 districts across Pakistan in October 2011.

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