Sitting Marked by Low Attendance of Members

ISLAMABAD, October 8, 2012: The National Assembly, which met for two hours and 49 minutes during the second sitting of the ongoing session, witnessed low attendance of Members. Ninety-three were present at the outset and only 36 were there at the adjournment.

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Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 5, 2012: Starting 84 minutes late, the National Assembly which met for an hour and 58 minutes left most of the agenda unaddressed during the first sitting of the 46th session on Friday.

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Low Government Oversight of Dispensaries

Low Government Oversight of Dispensaries

ISLAMABAD, October 5: The data gathered in August shows government/elected officials made only 83 visits to the monitored dispensaries (June-August 2012 quarter), meaning at least 50% facilities were ignored altogether, says a Free and Fair Election (FAFEN) report.

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Senate sitting condemns attack on Malala

ISLAMABAD, October 10, 2012: The Upper House on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the attack on 14-year old girls’ rights activist Malala Yousafzai. The resolution was moved by an ANP Senator. Starting 38 minutes late, the third sitting of 86th session on Wednesday witnessed low attendance of Senators.

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15% Increase in Cases of Motor Vehicle Snatching

15% Increase in Cases of Motor Vehicle Snatching

ISLAMABAD, October 3: Incidents of motor vehicle snatching increased 15% as 54 districts reported 836 cases in July compared with preceding month’s 723 recorded in 56 districts, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Skin Diseases Up 15% in July

Skin Diseases Up 15% in July

ISLAMABAD, October 1: Skin diseases increased 15% with average 3,275 scabies cases being reported per district in July as compared with 2,842 recorded in the preceding month, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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Report on performance of Sindh Assembly launched

KARACHI, September 29, 2012: The five sessions of the Sindh Assembly held between November 2011 and May 2012 were marked by legislation on education-related issues, and resolutions for improving access to health facilities, and condemning forced conversions of minorities, says a report launched by the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) The report is based…

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BA Session Marked by Low Attendance of MPAs

ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2012: The 33rd session of Balochistan Assembly was marked by low attendance of Members, persistent lack of quorum, and late starts, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) preliminary report on Thursday. The brief session met for seven hours and 40 minutes for four sittings, from September 18–27, with each sitting…

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Balochistan Assembly: Last Sitting Marked by Low Attendance of MPAs

ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for an hour and 40 minutes during the last sitting of the 33rd session, witnessed low attendance of Members. The Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues (Amendment) Bill 2012 was passed by the House. A total of 14 Members were present at the passage of the…

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Medical Staff Positions Vacant at DHQs

Medical Staff Positions Vacant at DHQs

ISLAMABAD, September 26, 2012: Most sanctioned positions of medical staff lay vacant at District Headquarter Hospitals (DHQs) monitored in July with 14 out of the observed 20 having less than 70% occupancy rate, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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