Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 20, 2012:  The second sitting of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance with only 11 Members present at the outset and 29 when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum of 51 Members (14%)

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance, Ministerial Absence

ISLAMABAD, January 19, 2012:  The third sitting of the ongoing Senate session was marked by low attendance of Senators and ministerial absence. Only six senators were present at the start of the sitting while 28 present at the end.

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Punjab Assembly’s 33rd Session Starts with only 13% Members Present

ISLAMABAD, January 19, 2012: ┬áThe first sitting of the Punjab Assembly met for two hours and 35 minutes with low attendance of Members. Only 28 were present at the outset of the sitting while 39 present at the adjournment. A maximum of 49 Members (13%) were present at one point of the sitting. The lack…

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Last Sitting of 38th Session Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 19, 2012: The National Assembly unanimously passed the National Commission for Women Bill 2011 during its last sitting of the 38th session. Spread over two hours and 16 minutes, the sitting was marked by low attendance of Members with 78 Legislators present at the start and 85 there when the session prorogued.

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Sitting Witnesses Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 18, 2012: The Sindh Assembly met for three hours and 20 minutes during the 15th sitting of the ongoing session on Wednesday. Out of the 15 questions listed for the Question Hour, 11 were put up and responded by relevant ministries. Fifty supplementary questions were raised during the sitting. An Adjournment Motion about…

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Low Attendance of Senators Persists

ISLAMABAD, January 18, 2012:  The second sitting of the Senate met for three hours and 25 minutes with low attendance of Senators. Only 13 were present at the outset of the sitting while 26 present at the adjournment.

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Points of Order Consume More than Half of Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, January 18, 2012: The National Assembly during the fifth sitting of the ongoing session met for an hour and 56 minutes on Wednesday. A total of 92 Legislators were present at the start and 70 were present when the sitting was adjourned. Members raised a total of 21 Points of Order, which consumed 53% of the sitting time.

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Many BHUs lack maternal health services

ISLAMABAD, January 18: A Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report on Wednesday said some maternity services were found lacking in Basic Health Units (BHUs) observed in December 2011. FAFEN Governance Monitors visited 133 BHUs in 87 districts nationwide- 65 in 34 districts in Punjab, 28 in 21 districts in KP, 24 in 16 districts in Sindh, 13 in as many districts in Balochistan and three in as many agencies in FATA.

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, January 17, 2012: The Sindh Assembly met for three hours and 18 minutes during the 14th sitting of the ongoing session on Tuesday. The House adopted a Resolution paying tribute to the late Pir

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Low Attendance of Senators Observed

ISLAMABAD,January 17, 2012:  The first sitting of Senate met for two hours and 58 minutes with low attendance of Senators. Only 16 were present at the start and 28 when the sitting was adjourned.

Thirty-three questions were listed

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