NA Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 14, 2012: The National Assembly met for three hours during the first sitting of the 40th session on Wednesday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly proceedings.

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Sitting lasts only seventeen minutes

ISLAMABAD, March 13: The ninth sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, starting an hour and 35 minutes behind schedule, met for only 17 minutes before adjourning due to 4th Commonwealth Sindh Asia Region Parliamentary Association conference being held in Karachi without transacting any business on Tuesday. Fifty-two MPAs were present when the House opened proceedings…

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Low attendance continues

ISLAMABAD, March 12: The eighth sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, starting an hour and 10 minutes behind schedule, met for one hour and 55 minutes on Monday, deferred the Sindh Coal Bill 2012 till Friday. The Deputy Speaker chaired the entire sitting. The Speaker was absent during the sitting. The Chief Minister was present…

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Last Sitting Marked by Low attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2012: The last sitting of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance of MPAs on Monday, as 13 Members were present at the start and only nine at the adjournment. Starting an hour and five minutes behind schedule, the sitting lasted two hours and 33 minutes. The Quorum was visibly lacking at various…

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Sitting witnesses low attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 9: Only 15 legislators were present when the Punjab Assembly started the proceedings of the 11th sitting on Friday. When the sitting was adjourned, 25 Members were present in the House. The Quorum, visible lacking at various stages of the sitting, was pointed out by a PPPP Member – it led to the…

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Low medical staff occupancy rate in THQs

ISLAMABAD, March 9, 2012 – Seventy six Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs) were found having less than 50 percent occupancy rate of sanctioned positions for medical staff including anesthetists, gynecologists, ENT specialists and physicians, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Senate passes National Commission for Human Rights Bill

ISLAMABAD, March 9: The fourth sitting of Senate’s 79th session lasting two hours and 11 minutes passed the National Commission for Human Rights Bill 2012 and also adopted a resolution condemning suicide attacks on political meetings in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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PA passes two resolutions

ISLAMABAD, March 9: Starting an hour behind schedule, the seventh sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, which met for two hours and 10 minutes on Friday, unanimously passed two resolutions. The first resolution condemned the “recent spate of wall chalking and posters seen in Karachi calling for a Muhajir province,” and called on “the government…

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PA Passes Six Bills

ISLAMABAD, March 8: Six bills were passed in the tenth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 35th session on Thursday as the House continued to witness low attendance of Members.

Only 15 Members were present

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