27th Session of NA Points of Order Consume 44% Time of First Sitting

ISLAMABAD, December 20, 2010: The Twenty-Seventh Session of the National Assembly began with low attendance of Members, with only 20 % of the Members present at the outset and 27% present when the sitting was adjourned. The first sitting, which started 40 minutes late, lasted three hours, debated upon the Registration (Amendment) Bill, 2010, without reaching a conclusive end was deferred indefinitely.

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More Resources Needed to Boost TB Control Efforts

More Resources Needed to Boost TB Control Efforts: FAFEN Health Institution Monitor [December 8, 2010] ISLAMABAD, December 8, 2010: More investments in basic facilities and equipment are essential to improve the services at the Tuberculosis Health Centers (TBHCs) across Pakistan that are relatively better staffed and adequately stocked with medicines

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20% teaching posts vacant in Girls Colleges across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, November 28, 2010: More than one fifth of the teaching posts at government-run colleges for women, monitored by Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) during September 2010, were vacant across the country, according to FAFEN Education Institution Monitor released here Sunday.

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Prices Register 8% Decrease in October

ISLAMABAD, November 24, 2010: Prices of important food and consumer items decreased in the month of October as compared to September 2010. The prices of 22 consumer commodities including onion, rice, milk, apple, gram pulse and tomato, etc. decreased by varying degrees, according to FAFEN Retail Price Monitor released here Wednesday.

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Wide Regional Disparities in Rural Healthcare Centers Nationwide

ISLAMABAD, November 15, 2010: Wide regional disparities in infrastructure, basic equipment, services and facilities at Rural Health Centers (RHCs) across provinces necessitate prompt government action for allocation of equitable resources and enforcement of effective oversight mechanism to ensure improved access to healthcare to more than 60% of population residing in

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NA leaves 71% agenda items unaddressed during almost 22-hour 26th Session

ISLAMABAD, November 14, 2010: Almost 40% MNAs participated in the 26th Session of the Lower House that left 71% of the agenda items listed on the Orders of the Day unaddressed primarily due to excessive time consumed by Points of Order, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Preliminary Report based on direct observation of the 26th Session of the 13th National Assembly that concluded on November 12, 2010.

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