Lack of Quorum persists during budget debate

ISLAMABAD, June 14, 2012: On the third day of general discussion on the budget in the Punjab Assembly, only 14 legislators (four percent of the total membership) were present in the House at the start of the sitting and 19 when it was adjourned on Thursday.

The Chief Minister was absent

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Eight MPAs speak on Budget

ISLAMABAD, June 14, 2012: Starting an hour and 15 minutes behind schedule, the fourth sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 36th session met for three hours and 20 minutes on Thursday, witnessing a walkout by MQM.

MQM legislators staged

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10 MPAs take part in budget debate

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2012:  Starting 30 minutes late, the fourth sitting of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s 26th session, which met for two hours and 26 minutes, continued debate on budget on Wednesday.

Ten MPAs spoke on the budget for 106 minutes (73% of sitting

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No Parliamentary Head Attends Conclusion of Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2012: The Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue concluded the general debate on budget during the 9th sitting of the 42nd session on Wednesday as the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and all other parliamentary parties’ heads did not attend the

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No Parliamentary Head Attends Conclusion of Budget Debate

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2012: The Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue concluded the general debate on budget during the 9th sitting of the 42nd session on Wednesday as the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and all other parliamentary parties’ heads did not attend the

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Only 21 Senators take part in debate on budget

ISLAMABAD, June 13, 2012: Major political crises including the Prime Minister’s conviction in the contempt case overshadowed the budget debate in the Upper House as only 21 Senators, less than one-fourth of the total membership of 104, spoke on the federal budget 2012-13.

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Seven debate budget as PMLN attends sitting

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2012: Seven legislators took part in the debate on budget on Tuesday as the Prime Minister and the Minister for Finance did not attend the eighth sitting of the National Assembly’s 42nd session. But overall legislators’ attendance witnessed improvement as the main opposition party PMLN attended the sitting.

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Few turn up for general discussion on budget

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2012: The general discussion on the budget in the Punjab Assembly started on Tuesday with only 18 legislators were observed to be present at the outset and 11 when the sitting was adjourned on Tuesday.  

The Punjab Assembly is

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Senate to present 145 suggestions on budget to NA

ISLAMABAD, June 12, 2012: Starting an hour late, the last sitting of Senate’s 82nd session, which met for an hour and 28 minutes, took up 145 suggestions on budget on Tuesday. Two Senators spoke on the Annual Budget Statement – one each from JUIF and PML – for 50 minutes (57% of sitting time).

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