More members attended 16th sitting to decide demands for grants

ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2010: The Sixteenth sitting of the 23rd Session witnessed relatively high presence of members as the National Assembly initiated the consideration for the demands for grants. As the proceedings came to its conclusion, the demands for grants to 165 institutions of various ministries were unanimously accepted, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly Proceedings.

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Prices of important food items register increase in June 2010

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2010: The prices of some frequently used vegetables (potato and garlic), pulses (Mung and Mash), basmati rice and few condiments (coriander, powdered salt, turmeric and red chilies) registered a relatively high increase in the month of June 2010 as compared to their prices in May 2010, according to FAFEN’s Retail Price Monitor, released here Tuesday.

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National Assembly continues debate on the Budgetary Proposals

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2010: The Fifteenth sitting of the 23rd Session lasted 3 Hours and 19 minutes, with 151 members present at the outset and 156 members at the end, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the National Assembly Proceedings.

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Low-attendance 14th sitting continues debate on budget

ISLAMABAD, June 19, 2010: The 14th sitting of the 23rd Session debated on the budgetary proposals for a total of 317 minutes. The Prime Minister attended the sitting for 32 minutes, while the Leader of Opposition was absent. The sitting was marked by low attendance with only 31 members present at the outset and 29 present at the end, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly proceedings.

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262-Minute debate on budget in low attendance 13th Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 18, 2010: The 13th sitting of the 23rd Session debated on the budgetary proposals for a total of 262 minutes. The Prime Minister attended the sitting briefly for 8 minutes, while the Leader of Opposition was absent. The sitting was marked by low attendance with only 37 members present at the outset and 36 present at the end, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly proceedings.

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Attendance remains low in the 12th sitting of the Budget Session

ISLAMABAD, June 17, 2010: National Assembly met for a total of 5 hours and 20 minutes in the twelfth sitting with only nine percent members present at the outset and eight percent present when the sitting was adjourned. As many as 29 members took 312 minutes to speak on the budgetary proposals, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly proceedings.

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Low attendance 11th sitting discusses budgetary proposals

ISLAMABAD, June 16, 2010: The eleventh sitting of the budget session was marked by low attendance of the members with only 58 present at the outset and 33 members at the end. As many as 23 members spoke on the budgetary proposals for 255 minutes, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly proceedings.

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219-Minute debate on Budgetary Proposals in Low Attendance 10th Sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 15, 2010: The National Assembly debated the budgetary proposals for 4 hours and 14 minutes at the tenth sitting of the ongoing budget session. Sixty members were present at the outset of the sitting while 40 at the end, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on National Assembly proceedings.

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159-minute debate on Budgetary Proposals in 9th sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 14, 2010: The ninth sitting of the 23rd session started with a total of 75 members present at the outset and 82 legislators present at the end. The House further debated on the budgetary proposals for a total of 159 minutes, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the Ninth Sitting of the 23rd Session of the National Assembly proceedings.

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One-fifth MCHs, monitored across country, don’t have delivery kit, labour room

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2010: Despite government claims of having made significant improvements in mother and child health care to meet the country’s targets under the Millennium Development Goals, almost one-fifth of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Centers monitored by FAFEN in the month of May 2010 do not have a maternity kit and a similar proportion does not have a labor room, reports FAFEN’s Health Institution Monitor for the month of June 2010 released here Sunday.

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