Punjab Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, December 31, 2012: Starting an hour and 48 minutes late, the 11th sitting of the ongoing 43rd session of the Punjab Assembly was marked by low attendance and key members’ absence. 

Only 23 members were present at the outset and 26 when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum of 53


Balochistan Assembly: Speaker, Deputy Speaker Elected Unopposed

ISLAMABAD, December 31, 2012: The first sitting of the 37th session on Monday elected unopposed the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of Balochistan Assembly. The slot of Speaker became vacant on December 26 after the House adopted a no-trust motion against him. The incumbent Deputy Speaker was elected unopposed Speaker of the House as a…


108 killed, 40 injured and 22 kidnapped in political violence

Islamabad, December 31, 2012: Political violence in the fourth week of December (22-28) affected 170 people in 48 incidents across the country, killing 108 and injuring 40 others while 22 Levi officials were kidnapped. The dead include 48 militants, killed in Frontier Constabulary operations in Babochistan and military operation in


Punjab Assembly: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, December 28, 2012: Low attendance and key members’ absence continued to be the hallmark of the ongoing 43rd session of the Punjab Assembly as only five lawmakers were present at the outset and 27 at the time of adjournment of the 10th sitting. The Chief Minister, the Leader of


Punjab Assembly: Despite Low Attendance Nine Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, December 27, 2012: The 9th sitting of the ongoing 43rd session was marked by low attendance as only six members were present at the outset and 35 were there at the time of adjournment.  Additionally, the Chief Minister, the Leader of the Opposition, the Speaker, and the parliamentary leaders of PML, MMAP and PMLZ…


41% medical positions unoccupied

A report based on monitoring of 72 Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals in 55 districts in November

ISLAMABAD, December 27, 2012: Forty-one percent medical slots lay vacant in 72 Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs) – 777 staffers posted against the sanctioned 1,329 positions –


No Confidence Motion against Speaker Adopted

ISLAMABAD, December 26, 2012: Meeting for 84 minutes, the 4th sitting of the ongoing 36th session of the Balochistan Assembly adopted a no-confidence motion against the Speaker of the Balochistan Assembly by a majority vote. As many as 49 MPAs -75%  of the total membership- voted on the motion. The Deputy Speaker chaired the sitting.…


KP Assembly: Sitting Offers Fateha for late Bashir Bilour

ISLAMABAD, December 24, 2012: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly did not take up any regular agenda scheduled for the seventh sitting of the 29th Session that held on Monday, reports the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its Daily Factsheet on the KP Assembly’s Proceedings.

The agenda