Cases of infant mortality continue to rise

A report based on monitoring of 74 health offices across Pakistan in January 2012

ISLAMABAD, April 20: Cases of infant mortality continued to grow in January as compared to the previous months with on average, 65 children

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Girls Schools Without Support Staff, Playgrounds

Girls Schools Without Support Staff, Playgrounds

ISLAMABAD, April 15: As much as 92% of the 154 government girls’ primary schools monitored in 84 districts in February were without cleaners while about three-fifths did not have peons and security guards, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report. The report released Sunday says that information was withheld on the appointments of support staff by the administration of 57 schools. However, in schools that did share information, an average 10% vacancy rate was observed.

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CORRECTION Four, Not Three, PML Legislators Participated in PCNS Debate

ISLAMABAD, April 15, 2012: In its press release “94% legislators stay away from PCNS debate” released on April 13, 2012, FAEN erroneously reported that only THREE legislators belonging to Pakistan Muslim League (PML) had participated in the debate on the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security during the

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94% legislators stay away from debate on PCNS

ISLAMABAD, April 13: The joint session of the parliament from March 20-April 12 saw only one-fourth of the session time being spent on debating the recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) formed to review relations with the United States and general foreign policy.

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Joint Sitting Adopts Resolution on National Security

ISLAMABAD, April 12, 2012: Starting two hours and 42 minutes behind schedule, the last Joint Sitting of the Parliament, which met for an hour and 44 minutes on Thursday, unanimously adopted a Resolution on national interest and foreign policy.

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Specialised services lacking at DHQs

A report based on the monitoring of 65 District Headquarter Hospitals  across the country

 

ISLAMABAD, April 10: District Headquarter Hospitals (DHQs) have been found lacking specialized services with three-fourths out of 65 facilities monitored in February 2012 being without psychiatry and 61% having no physiotherapy

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Single MNA Debates PCNS Report

ISLAMABAD, April 10, 2012: Starting an hour behind schedule, the Joint Sitting of the Parliament met for two hours and 14 minutes on Tuesday. Out of the 195 legislators attending the sitting, only one spoke on the report of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security for 15 minutes.

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Six Legislators Debate PCNS Report

ISLAMABAD, April 9: Starting an hour and three minutes behind schedule, the Joint Sitting of the Parliament, which met for three hours and 57 minutes on Monday, did not take up the Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2009. 

 

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