84% hike in tomato prices

A report based on prices collected from 188 retail outlets in 105 districts across Pakistan in July 2013

ISLAMABAD, 2ND September 2013: Price of tomatoes increased by 84% in July as compared to June 2013. Heavy rainfall and flood in various parts of the country

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Senate: Six Bills Introduced

ISLAMABAD, Sept 1, 2013: Six private members’ bills were introduced during Senate’s 97thsession including three seeking amendments in the constitution, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report on Sunday.

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Balochistan Assembly: Two Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2013: The Balochistan Assembly passed two bills including the Balochistan Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2013 during the eighth sitting of the fifth session on Friday.

The House also passed the Balochistan Public Procurement Regulatory

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Punjab Assembly: Low Attendance Observed

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2013: Lawmakers debated the wheat price proposal amid low attendance in the fourteenth sitting of the fourth session of the Punjab Assembly on Friday. Only 24 MPAs (6.8%) were present at the start, 49 (13.8%) at the end and a maximum of 77 (21.7%) were present at one point in the sitting.…

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National Assembly: The Service Tribunals (Amendment) Bill Introduced

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2013: A bill to amend the Service Tribunals Act 1973 was introduced and Electoral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2013 laid in the thirteenth sitting of the fourth session of the National Assembly on Friday. A PML-N legislator introduced The Services Tribunal (Amendment) Bill 2013 and also laid the Electoral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2013.

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Two Bills Introduced, Standing Committees Formed

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2013: The National Assembly’s fourth session witnessed the introduction of two treasury-backed bills including one seeking amendment to the constitution and the approval of a motion to form 34 Standing Committees along with the opposition’s protests and walkouts over various issues, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report…

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Senate: Concludes Debate on Presidential Address

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2013: Senate’s 97th session was prorogued on Friday as the Upper House concluded debate on the presidential address to the parliament. 

Five members shared their views in the 90-minute debate on the presidential address

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National Assembly: Points of Order Consume 46% of Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2013: The recent terrorist attacks on trains and insufficient security arrangements for passengers were highlighted in a Calling Attention Notice (CAN) taken up by the National Assembly during the twelfth sitting of the fourth session on Thursday.

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Senate: Debate on Presidential Address Continues

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2013: The Senate continued to debate the presidential address to the parliament on Thursday during the ninth sitting of the 97th session. Nine Senators – five PPPP, two MQM and one each from ANP and BNPA – expressed their views on the address.

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Balochistan Assembly: Sitting Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2013: The seventh sitting of the fifth session of the Balochistan Assembly was adjourned due to lack of quorum on Thursday. The sitting lasted 54 minutes.

Seventeen MPAs were present at the beginning and 13 at the end of the proceedings. After the ANP

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