Prices of 26 commodities go down in October 2011

ISLAMABAD, Nov 5: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Saturday said compared to September prices of 26 commodities decreased, 19 went up and six remained unchanged in October this year. On average, prices of commodities like wheat, fruits, chicken, some pulses, medical tests and kitchen fuel went down by 5.4% while yoghurt, eggs,chapatti, beef, some pulses and rice varieties registered 8% increase.

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Suspicious Voting, High Turnout in NA-203 Candidate Bagged 99% Votes

ISLAMABAD, November 4, 2011: Suspicious voting pattern at 14 polling stations and heavy police presence underlined the one-sided contest in NA-203 Shikarpur-cum-Sukkur-cum-Larkana (Old Shikarpur-II] as people of the constituency went to the polls at 47 polling stations necessitated by the judgment of an election tribunal in Sindh, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Observation Report.

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Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals Lack Diagnostic and Medical Services

ISLAMABAD, Nov 3: Forty-six Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs) monitored in 34 districts nationwide in August 2011 were found to be lacking basic medical services, according to a report released by Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. It said more than half – 57% – of them did not have pathology departments while 40% of the monitored THQs lacked pediatrics and 38% were without gynecology and obstetrics departments.

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35th Session Last Sitting Marked by Low Attendance, Unfinished Agenda

ISLAMABAD, October 18, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 50 minutes during the last sitting of the 35th session. The sitting was marked by low attendance of Members, with 93 present at the outset and only 52 present when the session prorogued. The Quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting. However, it was not pointed out by any of the Legislators.

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11th Sitting Marked by Two Walkouts, 36 Points of Order

ISLAMABAD, October 17, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 40 minutes during the 11th sitting of the ongoing session. The sitting which started an hour late witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 46 Members present at the outset and 62 present when the sitting was adjourned.

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Tenth Sitting takes up all Agenda Items

ISLAMABAD, October 14, 2011: The National Assembly met for an hour and 38 minutes during the 10th sitting of the ongoing session. The sitting was marked by low Members’ attendance. Only 52 Members present at the outset, while 88 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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Productive 9th NA Sitting Witnesses PMLN-MQM tussle

ISLAMABAD, October 13, 2011: The National Assembly disposed of almost the entire agenda of the ninth sitting of the ongoing 35th session. The agenda-focused sitting witnessed relatively better attendance, with 62 Members present when the sitting started, while 156 Members were present when it was adjourned. A maximum of 210 Members were present at one point of the sitting.

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, Oct 12: The National Assembly met for two hours and 30 minutes during the eighth sitting of the ongoing 35th session. The sitting, which started 65 minutes late, witnessed low attendance, with only 77 Members present at the beginning and 92

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