Sindh Assembly suspends regular agenda due to MPA death

ISLAMABAD, February 4, 2013: Starting an hour and 45 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 40th session met for an hour and 15 minutes on Monday offering condolences on the death of an MPA. A total of 69 Members were present at the start while 85 were there when the sitting was adjourned.

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Political violence claims 73 lives, injures 20

Islamabad, February 04, 2013: Seventy-three people were killed in 43 incidents of political violence between January 26 and February 1, 2013, while another 20 were injured and one kidnapped.

Civilians remained the most affected, constituting 77% of the total victims, a 14% increase

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National Assembly: Sitting Marked by Walkouts

ISLAMABAD, February 01, 2013: The 55-minute 9th sitting of the 49th session of National Assembly was marked by low attendance and walkouts. Sixty-two members were present at the outset while 55 were there at the time of adjournment. A maximum of 108 members were present at one point of sitting.

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Senate: Fair Trial Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, February 01, 2012: The Upper House passed the Investigation for Fair Trial Bill in the ninth sitting of the 90th session, which met for 57 minutes on Friday.

Already passed by the National Assembly, the bill provides for collection of evidence by

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National Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance, Walkouts

ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2013: The 8th sitting of National Assembly’s 49th session was marked by low attendance as 56 members were present at the outset while only 14 were there at the time of adjournment. A maximum of 116 members were present at one point of sitting.

Three walkouts were observed

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Senate: Two Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2013: Starting 50 minutes late, the 8th sitting of Senate’s 90th session was marked by low attendance and walkouts. Only eights senators were present at the outset while 13 were there at the time of adjournment. A maximum of 38 senators were present at one point of

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FAFEN Unveils Election Observation Methodology

ISLAMABAD, January 31, 2013: The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) hosted a Stakeholders Briefing today (Thursday) on the scope and methodology of FAFEN’s long-term observation of the Pakistan General Elections 2013. The objective of FAFEN’s long-term election observation is to facilitate all electoral

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National Assembly: Most of Agenda Taken up

ISLAMABAD, January 30, 2013: Starting two hours and 22 minutes late, the National Assembly’s seventh sitting of the 49th session addressed most of agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day on Wednesday.

 There were 145 members at the outset whereas a maximum

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Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 30, 2012: Starting 48 minutes late, the seventh sitting of the Senate’s 90th session was marked by low attendance of members.

 Only one Senator in the 104-member upper house was present at the outset while 16 were there at the time

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