Low attendance persists

ISLAMABAD, March 5, 2012: The Punjab Assembly continued to witness low attendance of MPAs on Monday as at the start of seventh sitting of 35thsession, 18 Members were present and only six were there when it was adjourned. Starting one hour and 45 minutes behind schedule, the sitting lasted three hours and 21 minutes. The…

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Sitting adjourned due to Senate elections

ISLAMABAD, March 2: The third sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, starting an hour and 20 minutes behind schedule, met for only 25 minutes before adjourning due to Senate elections on Thursday. Twenty-two MPAs were present when the House opened proceedings and 65 were there when the sitting was adjourned. Five Points of Order consumed…

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Sitting lasts for six minutes

ISLAMABAD, March 2: The sixth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 35th session lasted only for eight minutes as no business was conducted with two MPAs present in the House. Starting 25 minutes behind schedule, the sitting did not take up any of the 35 questions listed for the Question Hour.  One Point of Order was…

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Low attendance persists

ISLAMABAD, March 1, 2012: The Punjab Assembly continued to witness low attendance of MPAs on Thursday as at the start of fifth sitting of 35th session, 17 Members were present and only three were there when it was adjourned.

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Sitting witnesses better MPA attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 1, 2012: Starting more than an hour behind schedule, the second sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session met for one hour and 35 minutes on Thursday as it witnessed relatively better attendance of MPAs. Fifty-one MPAs were present when the House opened proceedings and 75 were there when the sitting was adjourned. A…

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Low attendance persists

ISLAMABAD, February 29: Only nine MPAs were present when the fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 35th session opened proceedings on Wednesday. Starting one hour and 50 minutes behind schedule, at the end of the sitting only 11 MPAs were present in the House. The Quorum, visibly lacking, was not pointed out by any of…

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Two Resolutions adopted, one Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, February 29: Starting an hour and 20 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session met for four hours on Wednesday as it passed a Bill and adopted two Resolutions.  All questions on the Agenda were taken up, as 18 Supplementary Questions were also asked. The relevant minister was present in…

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Low attendance, lack of Quorum persist

ISLAMABAD, February 28: Marked by late start and low attendance of Members, the third sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 35th session passed two bills as it met for two hours and 55 minutes on Tuesday. Starting 50 minutes behind schedule, at the start of the sitting only seven MPAs were present. When the sitting was…

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Hike in prices of 19 commodities

ISLAMABAD, February 28: The prices of 19 commodities went up in February 2012 as compared with the preceding month while those of 20 others came down and 13 remained unchanged, reveals a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Tuesday.

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Second Sitting Only Eight MPAs Present at Start

ISLAMABAD, February 27, 2012: Starting forty five minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of 35th session of the Punjab Assembly lasted two hours and 15 minutes on Monday. It witnessed low attendance of Members with only eight present at the outset and 41 when the sitting was adjourned. The Quorum, visibly lacking, was not pointed…

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