Balochistan Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, September 24, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for three hours and five minutes during the third sitting of the ongoing 33rd session, continued to witness low attendance of Members. The House passed the University of Loralai Bill and adopted two Resolutions on clean drinking water and agriculture. Four Points of Order consumed 30…

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Balochistan Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, September 22, 2012: The Balochistan Assembly, which met for an hour and 55 minutes during the second sitting of the ongoing 33rd session, witnessed low attendance of Members. Fourteen MPAs were present at the outset while 16 were there when the sitting was adjourned. The House adopted a Resolution calling on the federal government…

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Murder cases up 8% in June

ISLAMABAD, Sept 19: Murder cases went up 8% with 1,085 being reported in 85 districts in June as compared with May figures of 996 covering 80 districts, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. The report released Wednesday said Peshawar (54) and Faisalabad (49) were the highest murder reporting districts.

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Report on the performance of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly launched

PESHAWAR, September 19, 2012: Amid difficult circumstances the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly continued to perform its duties taking up sensitive issues for debate and legislation including a groundbreaking law on enforcing women’s right to own property, according to a report launched by Free and Fair

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Balochistan Assembly: Low attendance marks first sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2012: Meeting for 60 minutes on Tuesday, the first sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s 33rd session witnessed low attendance of Members. Fourteen Members (22% of the total Membership) were present at the start of the sitting while 16 (25%) were there when it was adjourned. The Balochistan Revenue Bill 2012 was not…

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21 commodities see price hike; 18 register drop

ISLAMABAD, September 17: Data collected for August shows the prices of 21 commodities went up as compared with the preceding month while those of 18 came down and 12 remained unchanged, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.

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45th Session of NA: 79 percent of agenda left unaddressed

Islamabad, September 14, 2012: The 45th session of the National Assembly was marked by low attendance of Members and protests by government allies and opposition parties, leaving 79% of the agenda appearing on the Orders of the Day unaddressed, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report.

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Punjab Assembly: Low Attendance Marks First Sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 14, 2012: Starting 25 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of 41th session of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance of MPAs with only 12 present at the outset and 32 when it was adjourned. Two resolutions – one on the factory fires in Karachi and Lahore and the other condemning the airing…

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Meningitis cases up 83% in June

Cases of meningitis almost doubled – 12 districts reporting 267 in June as compared with 132 in 11 districts recorded in the preceding month, a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report said Thursday. FAFEN governance monitors visited 96 health offices in as many districts to collect statistics on diseases.

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