Seventh Sitting Marked by Low Attendance, Unfinished Agenda

ISLAMABAD, December 29, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 37 minutes during the seventh sitting of the 37th session. Only the parliamentary leaders of the ANP, PPPS and NPP attended the proceedings. Members’ low attendance persisted as only 43 Legislators were present at the start and 54 when the sitting was adjourned.

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Points of Order consume 90% of Low Attendance Sitting time

ISLAMABAD, Dec 28: The seventh sitting of the Balochistan Assembly met for an hour and seven minutes with low attendance of Members. A total of 14 Members at the outset and 15 at the end of the sitting were present. None of the three Questions on the Orders of the Day were taken up. Fourteen…

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Two legislators attend 10-minute sitting of Balochistan Assembly

ISLAMABAD, Dec 26: The sixth sitting of Balochistan Assembly’s ongoing session was adjourned after ten minutes as only two Members were present in the House. The sitting was adjourned after the lack of Quorum was pointed out. None of the four Questions on the Orders of the Day were taken up. The following are some…

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82% monitored RHCs without ophthalmology services

A report based on the monitoring of 80 Rural Health Centres (RHCs) across Pakistan in November 2011. ISLAMABAD, DEC 26: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Monday said specialized services like labour and eye rooms as well as equipment were found lacking in some of the 80 Rural Health Centres (RHCs) monitored in November.

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Low Attendance Sitting lasts 30 Minutes

ISLAMABAD, Dec 23: Ten Points of Order were raised during the fifth sitting of the ongoing session consuming the entire sitting time but none of them attracted the Chair’s formal ruling. Unless the Chair gives a formal ruling on a Point of Order, it does not contribute to any assembly output. The sitting lasted just…

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High number of murder cases registered in three districts

ISLAMABAD, DEC 23: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) monitoring report on Friday said Karachi (West), Peshawar and Faisalabad districts registered high number of murder cases in September this year. FAFEN monitors visited 83 offices of District Police Officers (DPOs) throughout the country.

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Low Attendance Persists in Fifth Sitting

ISLAMABAD, Dec 22: The Sindh Assembly met for three hours during the fifth sitting of the ongoing session. The sitting was marked by low attendance of Members, with only 26 present at the outset and 41 at the adjournment of the sitting. The House unanimously passed the Sindh Madressatul Islam University bill, 2011, and adopted two Resolutions regarding women rights and CNG kits.

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Points of Order Consume Half of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, December 22, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 55 minutes – the sixth sitting of the ongoing 37th session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 47 (14%) of them present at the start and 43 (13%) at the end. The Legislators raised 23 Points of Order, consuming 90 minutes (51%) of the sitting time.

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Fourth Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, Dec 21: The Sindh Assembly met for three hours and 30 minutes during the fourth sitting of the ongoing session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 19 present at the outset and 39 at the adjournment of the sitting. The House unanimously passed the Sindh criminal prosecution service (constitution, functions and…

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Low Attendance of Members Persists

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2011: The National Assembly met for three hours and seven minutes during the fifth sitting of the ongoing 37th session. Only the parliamentary leaders of the PPPS and NPP attended the proceedings. Low Attendance was observed during the sitting. Only 31 Parliamentarians were present at the start, while 54 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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