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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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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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.

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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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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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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Sixth Sitting Better MPAs Attendance Observed

ISLAMABAD, Dec 30: The Sindh Assembly met for two hours during the sixth sitting of the ongoing session. Though the attendance of Members was relatively better than the previous sitting, at the start only 16 Members were present. At the sitting’s end, 73 Members were present. The House debated a Resolution paying tribute to former…

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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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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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