Most of the agenda unaddressed as PMLN boycotts 14th sitting

ISLAMABAD, October 07, 2010: The National Assembly met for two hours and 10 minutes in the 14th sitting of the 25th session. The sitting started 60 minutes late against the stipulated time. The Parliamentary Party of PMLN boycotted the proceedings of the 14th sitting expressing their reservations on passing “The Sacked Employees (Reinstatement) Bill, 2010”.…

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Debate on Adjournment Motion and POs consume half of 13th sitting time

ISLAMABAD, October 06, 2010: The National Assembly met for three hours and 34 minutes in the 13th sitting of the ongoing 25th session. The attendance of members at the outset of the sitting was observed to be relatively better, than the previous sittings, with 107 present. However, there were only 31 MNAs present when the…

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Attendance remains issue in relatively more productive 12th sitting

ISLAMABAD, October 05, 2010: The National Assembly met for three hours and 35 minutes in the 12th sitting (Private Members’ Day) of the ongoing Session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of members with only 8% of the legislators present at the outset of the sitting and 17% present when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum…

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Points of Order consume half of time of 11th sitting of NA

ISLAMABAD, October 4, 2010: The National Assembly met for three hours and 46 minutes in the 11th sitting of the 25th session with low attendance of the members. There were only 44 (13%) members present at the outset of the sitting, while 46(14%) were present when the sitting was adjourned. The House passed two bills…

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National Assembly meets for just 95 minutes in 10th sitting

ISLAMABAD, October 1, 2010: The National Assembly met briefly for 95 minutes in the 10th sitting of ongoing 25th Session. The sitting started an hour and five minutes late than the stipulated time. The question of low attendance of members persisted during the tenth sitting, when only 69 (20%) members were present at the onset…

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9th Sitting of 25th NA Session Lack of quorum persists, goes unnoticed

ISLAMABAD, September 30, 2010: The National Assembly met for two hour and 35 minutes in the ninth sitting of the 25th session. The sitting witnessed a low attendance of members, with only 9% of the members present at the beginning of the sitting and 29% when the sitting was adjourned. The maximum attendance was recorded…

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Food Prices Up by 8% in September

ISLAMABAD, September 29, 2010: Consumers across the country had to face an extraordinary hike in the prices of consumer commodities in the month of September, as the prices of 46 consumer items and services (out of 69 commodities monitored by FAFEN) increased by an average of 7%when compared with August.

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Attendance remains low in 4-hour long eighth sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 29, 2010: The National Assembly met for almost four hours in the eighth sitting of the 25th session. The sitting started 35 minutes late against the stipulated time. The long stretched sitting was marked was low attendance of members with only 34 members present on the onset and only 37 members present when…

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Points of Order consume almost half of seventh sitting time

ISLAMABAD, September 28, 2010: The National Assembly met for almost three hours in the seventh sitting of the ongoing session with very low attendance of members. There were only 13% members present at the outset of the sitting, while 22% were present when this Private Members’ Day sitting was adjourned. The maximum members’ attendance was…

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