Murder and Crimes against Women Frequent in Urban Districts

ISLAMABAD, July 20, 2011: As many as 29,505 FIRs were registered in 55 districts monitored by FAFEN during April 2011. Serious crimes like murder and rape were frequently reported in urban districts of the country. The highest numbers of FIRs regarding murder (98) were registered in Karachi while the district of Lahore reported the highest number of rape cases (29).

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Dispensaries need more Medicines, Equipment

ISLAMABAD, July 3, 2011: Government needs to invest more in the state-run dispensaries, the first unit in the healthcare infrastructure, to enable them to effectively cope with the basic medical needs of the people. Investment in medicine supply, services, equipment and infrastructure is seriously warranted since government dispensaries observed by FAFEN in May 2011 showed a worrying lack of capacity to provide safe treatment to patients, according to the FAFEN Health Institution Monitor, released here on Sunday.

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30 Commodities Register 5% Price Increase in June 2011

ISLAMABAD, June 30, 2011: Consumers across the country had to pay, on an average, 5% more on the purchase of 30 consumer commodities including some fruits, beef, poultry products, vegetables, rice, sugar, some pulses, cooking oil, cooked food and kitchen fuel in June 2011

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29,221 FIRs Registered in 50 Districts during March 2011

ISLAMABAD, June 27, 2011: As many as 29,221 First Information Reports (FIRs) were registered in 50 districts monitored by FAFEN during March 2011. According to FAFEN’s collection of crime statistics in 50 districts of the country for the month of March 2011, nearly one fourth (23%) of FIRs were recorded in Lahore district of Punjab.

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14% Teaching Posts Vacant in Boys’ High Schools

ISLAMABAD, June 26, 2011: Nationwide, 14% of the sanctioned teaching posts and 12% of the sanctioned non-teaching posts were lying vacant in the government boys’ high schools monitored by FAFEN during May 2011. According to FAFEN’s Education Institution Monitor released here Sunday, 42% of

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Budget Session 41% MNAs Spoke on Budgetary Proposals

ISLAMABAD, June 24, 2011: As many as 41% of the Members of the National Assembly (139 out of 341) actively took part in the discussions and on-floor debate on the Federal Budget for the fiscal year 2011-12 during the 31st Session of the National Assembly, held between June 3 and 23, 2011.

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Low Attendance Marks Last Sitting of 31st NA Session

ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2011: In the last sitting of the 31st session, the National Assembly met for a total of five hours and three minutes with low attendance of Members. There were only 18% Members present at the outset of the sitting and 12% were present when the sitting was adjourned. The maximum attendance of Members at one point of the sitting was recorded at 48%.

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National Assembly Accepts the Finance Bill, 2011 by Majority

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2011: The 16th sitting of the ongoing budget session witnessed relatively high attendance of Members with a maximum 56 present attendance. The long stretched sitting voted on the Finance Bill, 2011, which was eventually passed by the House with a majority vote.

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15th NA Sitting 81% Sitting Time Spent on Cut Motions

ISLAMABAD, June 21, 2011: The National Assembly met for five hours and 42 minutes during the 15th sitting of the ongoing budget session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 14% Members present at the outset of the sitting and 32% present when the sitting was adjourned. The maximum attendance of Members at one point of the sitting was recorded at 56%.

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Long Stretched 14th Sitting Debates on Cut Motions

ISLAMABAD, June 20, 2011: The National Assembly met for five hours and 24 minutes during the 14th sitting of the ongoing budget session. The sitting was marked by low attendance of Members, with only 14% Members present at the outset of the sitting and 35% present when the sitting was adjourned. The maximum attendance of Members at one point of the sitting was recorded at 55%.

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