Points of Order Consume Half of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, December 22, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 55 minutes – the sixth sitting of the ongoing 37th session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 47 (14%) of them present at the start and 43 (13%) at the end. The Legislators raised 23 Points of Order, consuming 90 minutes (51%) of the sitting time.

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Low Attendance Persists in Fifth Sitting

ISLAMABAD, Dec 22: The Sindh Assembly met for three hours during the fifth sitting of the ongoing session. The sitting was marked by low attendance of Members, with only 26 present at the outset and 41 at the adjournment of the sitting. The House unanimously passed the Sindh Madressatul Islam University bill, 2011, and adopted two Resolutions regarding women rights and CNG kits.

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Fourth Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, Dec 21: The Sindh Assembly met for three hours and 30 minutes during the fourth sitting of the ongoing session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 19 present at the outset and 39 at the adjournment of the sitting. The House unanimously passed the Sindh criminal prosecution service (constitution, functions and…

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Low Attendance of Members Persists

ISLAMABAD, December 21, 2011: The National Assembly met for three hours and seven minutes during the fifth sitting of the ongoing 37th session. Only the parliamentary leaders of the PPPS and NPP attended the proceedings. Low Attendance was observed during the sitting. Only 31 Parliamentarians were present at the start, while 54 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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Balochistan Assembly meets for 52 minutes

ISLAMABAD, Dec 20: The third sitting of the Balochistan Assembly lasted only 52 minutes with low attendance of Members. There were 16 Members at the start and only 13 at the end of the sitting. None of the four Questions on the Orders of the Day were taken up, as the prime mover did not…

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Third Sitting Lack of Quorum Persists

ISLAMABAD, Dec 20: The Sindh Assembly met for three hours and 23 minutes during the second sitting of the ongoing session. Low attendance of Members was observed with only 17 Legislators present at the outset and 45 at the adjournment of the sitting. A Resolution regarding honour killing was taken up by the House. Thirteen…

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4th NA Sitting Leaves Three Fourths of Listed Agenda Unfinished

ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 30 minutes during the fourth sitting of the 37th session. Only the parliamentary leaders of the ANP, PPPS and NPP attended the proceedings. The issue of Members’ low attendance persisted during this sitting as well. Only 20 Legislators were present at the start, while 54 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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Second Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, Dec 19: The Sindh Assembly met for two hours and 47 minutes during the second sitting of the ongoing session. Low attendance of Members was observed during the sitting. Only 24 Members were present at the outset and 62 at the adjournment of the sitting. The House adopted a Resolution regarding eradication of polio.…

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Boys’ secondary schools need more scientific apparatus, libraries and playgrounds

ISLAMABAD, DEC 19: Libraries, playgrounds and apparatus for laboratories were found lacking in some of the 109 boys’ secondary schools monitored nationwide in November, according to a monitoring report of Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Monday. The report said nearly two-fifths of the monitored schools did not have libraries, adding that it is important to encourage students to read books other than those prescribed by the syllabus to broaden their horizons.

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Points of Order Consume 60% of Third Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 11 minutes during the third sitting of the ongoing 37th session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 45 Legislators were present at the start, while 44 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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