Women legislators assert lawmaking, oversight roles

ISLAMABAD, March 7: As the 13th National Assembly completes its fourth parliamentary year, women legislators continued to perform impressively, asserting themselves in their lawmaking and oversight roles, according to a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on the eve of the International Women’s Day.

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Sitting suspended for over an hour due Quorum

ISLAMABAD, March 7, 2012: The ninth sitting of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance of MPAs on Wednesday, as only two Members were present at the start and forty seven at the adjournment.

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 6: The fifth sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, starting an hour and 20 minutes behind schedule, met for three hours and 20 minutes took up the Registration (Sindh Amendment) bill 2012. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members as 14 were present when the House opened proceedings and 48 at the adjournment.…

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Only 15% MPAs Attend Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 6, 2012: The eighth sitting of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance of MPAs on Tuesday, as only six Members were present at the start and five at the adjournment.

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Low attendance persists

ISLAMABAD, March 5, 2012: The Punjab Assembly continued to witness low attendance of MPAs on Monday as at the start of seventh sitting of 35thsession, 18 Members were present and only six were there when it was adjourned. Starting one hour and 45 minutes behind schedule, the sitting lasted three hours and 21 minutes. The…

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Sitting witnesses better MPA attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 5: Starting an hour and 45 minutes behind schedule, the fourth sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, which met for three hours on Monday, unanimously passed three bills. Fifty-eight MPAs were present when the House opened proceedings and 43 were there when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum of 82 MPAs were observed…

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Sitting adjourned due to Senate elections

ISLAMABAD, March 2: The third sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, starting an hour and 20 minutes behind schedule, met for only 25 minutes before adjourning due to Senate elections on Thursday. Twenty-two MPAs were present when the House opened proceedings and 65 were there when the sitting was adjourned. Five Points of Order consumed…

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Sitting lasts for six minutes

ISLAMABAD, March 2: The sixth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 35th session lasted only for eight minutes as no business was conducted with two MPAs present in the House. Starting 25 minutes behind schedule, the sitting did not take up any of the 35 questions listed for the Question Hour.  One Point of Order was…

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Sitting witnesses better MPA attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 1, 2012: Starting more than an hour behind schedule, the second sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session met for one hour and 35 minutes on Thursday as it witnessed relatively better attendance of MPAs. Fifty-one MPAs were present when the House opened proceedings and 75 were there when the sitting was adjourned. A…

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