FAFEN Daily Factsheet Sitting No. 7 Session No. 25 of the National Assembly

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…

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FAFEN Daily Factsheet Sitting No. 6 Session No. 25 of the National Assembly

Most of agenda remains unaddressed in 90-minute 6th sitting ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2010: The sixth sitting of the 25th session of the National Assembly met for an hour and thirty minutes, with a break of 28 minutes on account of prayers.   The sitting started with 76 legislators present, while 126 were present when the…

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Most of agenda remains unaddressed in 90-minute 6th sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 27, 2010: The sixth sitting of the 25th session of the National Assembly met for an hour and thirty minutes, with a break of 28 minutes on account of prayers. The sitting started with 76 legislators present, while 126 were present when the sitting was adjourned due to a protest by the Opposition…

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25th NA Session Fifth Sitting leaves most of agenda unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, September 24, 2010: The National Assembly met briefly in fifth sitting of the 25th session for an hour and thirty minutes leaving most of the agenda items unaddressed most probably due to shortage of time. The entire sitting time was taken up by the Question Hour and Points of Order. There were a total…

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Lack of Quorum, unmentioned, marks 4th sitting of NA

ISLAMABAD, September 23, 2010: National Assembly met for two hours and 53 minutes during the 4th sitting of the 25th session. The sitting was marked by low attendance of the members with only 16% present at the beginning and 17% members present when the sitting was adjourned. However, the lack of quorum was not pointed out by any member throughout the sitting. The maximum number of members attending at one point of sitting was 127 (37%).

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3rd Sitting of NA Points of Order consume 40% of sitting time

ISLAMABAD, September 22, 2010: The third sitting of the 25th National Assembly session met for three hours and 25 minutes. The attendance of members at the outset of the sitting was observed to be slightly better, than the previous two sittings, with 108 present. However, there were only 53 legislators present when the sitting was adjourned. The Quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting, but was not pointed out by any of the members.

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BHUs under-staffed, ill-equipped to deal with emergencies

ISLAMABAD, September 21, 2010: Patients with emergency conditions do not have access to adequate medical care at the Basic Health Units (BHUs) in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan and Sindh, as most of these building blocks of the country’s healthcare system lack life-saving equipment such as oxygen tents and many of them are under-staffed, reports FAFEN’s Health Institution Monitor for the month of September 2010, released here Tuesday.

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Many agenda items remain unaddressed as POs take 40% time

ISLAMABAD, September 21, 2010: The second sitting of the 25th session was marked by low attendance of members, with only 42 members present at the beginning and 37 present at the end of the sitting. National Assembly in this four-hour sitting took up five legislations and left most of the agenda for this Private Members’ Day unaddressed. Twenty-five Points of Orders (POs) were raised that took up 40 percent of the total sitting time.

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First Sitting of 25th Session Marked by low MNA Attendance

ISLAMABAD, September 20, 2010: The Twenty-Fifth Session of the National Assembly began with low attendance of Members, with only 47 present at the outset of the sitting and 45 present at the end. The long stretched first sitting left most of the agenda unaddressed and took up a resolution regarding “the support to the people of Kashmir”, which was not on the Orders of the Day. The resolution was unanimously passed by the House.

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