Points of Order Consume 61% of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, February 3, 2012: Starting an hour and five minutes behind schedule, the third sitting of the National Assembly met for an hour and 55 minutes. Members raised a total of 18 Points of Order, which consumed 61% of the sitting time. However, none of the Points of Order attracted the Chair’s formal ruling.

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13th Sitting of 77th Senate Session Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 02, 2012: The Senate unanimously passed the National Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2012 during its 13th sitting of the 77th session. Spread over an hour and 15 minutes, the sitting was marked by low attendance of Senators with only 11 present at the start and 15 at the end.

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More than Half of NA Sitting Time Consumed by POs

ISLAMABAD, February 2, 2012: Starting an hour and five minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of the National Assembly met for an hour and 55 minutes. Though the House witnessed a relatively better attendance of Members – with a maximum of 212 present at one point – 52% of the sitting time was consumed by Points of Order (PO).

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20 commodities register 7% price hike in January

ISLAMABAD, Feb 1: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Wednesday said prices of 20 commodities increased in January compared to the preceding month while those of 25 came down and seven remained unchanged.

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Low Attendance Persist in Upper House

ISLAMABAD, Feb 1, 2012: Marked by low attendance of Senators, the twelfth sitting of the Upper House’s 77th session witnessed walkout over increase in the prices of petroleum products. At the start of the sitting seven Senators were present and ten were there when it was adjourned.

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Points of Order consume half of the Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, February 1, 2012: The National Assembly deferred the Constitution (Twentieth Amendment) Bill, 2012 till tomorrow during its first sitting of the 39th session on Wednesday. The sitting spanning two hours and 15 minutes was marked by low attendance with 32 Legislators present at the start and 131 were there when the session adjourned.

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Punjab Assembly Meets for 20 Minutes

ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2012: Starting two hours behind schedule, the ninth sitting of the Punjab Assembly met for only 20 minutes. It witnessed low attendance of Members as only 38 were present at the outset and 97 when it was adjourned.  

Senate Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2012:  The 11th sitting of the Senate met for two hours and 40 minutes witnessed low attendance of Senators. Fifteen were present at the outset of the sitting while 27 at the adjournment.

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Balochistan Assembly Low Attendance Sitting Adopts Two Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, Jan 31: The third sitting of the Balochistan Assembly spanning two hours and 10 minutes witnessed low attendance. Only 14 Members were present at the outset and nine when the sitting was adjourned. The Quorum, visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting, was not pointed out by any of the MPAs. Twenty Points…

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