Low turnout, heavy police presence mark by-election

ISLAMABAD, April 26, 2012: People came out in lower number to vote in the by-election for a Punjab Assembly seat (PP-194) in Multan on Thursday. The seat fell vacant after Shahid Mahmood Khan resigned as MPA. He won the seat in 2008 general elections on a Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) ticket by securing 24,450 votes as the voter turnout was 28.5%. According of FAFEN’s data collected from 15 randomly selected polling stations, the turnout for this by-election went down to 21%.

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All Agenda Items Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, April 26, 2012: Starting an hour and 20 minutes late, the National Assembly met for two hours and 35 minutes during its second sitting of the 41st session on Thursday, continued to witness low attendance by the Members. With 58 Legislators present at the start and 105 when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum…

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NA Sitting Witnesses Low Attendance of Members

 

ISLAMABAD, April 25, 2012: The National Assembly met for two hours and 54 minutes during the first sitting of the 41st session on Wednesday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly proceedings.

The sitting was marked by low attendance with

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2nd Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, April 24, 2012: Starting two hours behind schedule, the second sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 35th session, which met for three hours and 10 minutes on Tuesday, unanimously passed a Resolution demanding compensation for the families of the victims of Bhoja Air plane crash on April 20, 2012. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members…

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Sindh Assembly suspends regular agenda due to MPA death

ISLAMABAD, April 23, 2012: Starting 60 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 35th session met for 30 minutes on Monday offering condolences on the death of an MPA and the victims of the plane crash near Islamabad. The sitting was marked by low attendance of Members as 32 were present at the…

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Cases of infant mortality continue to rise

A report based on monitoring of 74 health offices across Pakistan in January 2012

ISLAMABAD, April 20: Cases of infant mortality continued to grow in January as compared to the previous months with on average, 65 children

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Girls schools without support staff, playgrounds

A report based on the monitoring of 154 government girls’ primary schools in 84 districts across Pakistan

 

ISLAMABAD, April 15: As much as 92% of the 154 government girls’ primary schools monitored in 84 districts

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CORRECTION Four, Not Three, PML Legislators Participated in PCNS Debate

ISLAMABAD, April 15, 2012: In its press release “94% legislators stay away from PCNS debate” released on April 13, 2012, FAEN erroneously reported that only THREE legislators belonging to Pakistan Muslim League (PML) had participated in the debate on the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security during the

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94% legislators stay away from debate on PCNS

ISLAMABAD, April 13: The joint session of the parliament from March 20-April 12 saw only one-fourth of the session time being spent on debating the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) formed to review relations with the United States and general foreign policy.

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