Points of Order Consume More Than Half of 11th Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, April 25, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 51 minutes in the 11th sitting of the ongoing 30th session with low attendance of the members. The sitting which started 64 minutes late witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 72 Members present at the beginning and 53 present when the sitting was adjourned.

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30th NA Session Low Attendance 10th Sitting Meets for an Hour

ISLAMABAD, April 22, 2011: The National Assembly met for an hour and 40 minutes during the tenth sitting of the ongoing 30th session. The sitting which started 55 minutes late witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 65 Members present at the beginning and 112 present when the sitting was adjourned.

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Pakistan Crime Monitor 28,823 Crimes Reported in 72 Districts during January 2011

ISLAMABAD, April 22, 2011: The cases of murder and attempted murder continued to dominate the crime figures in the country in terms of spread and intensity during January 2011 nationwide. These crimes against humanity were reported in 66 out of 72 districts monitored by FAFEN. With 1,452 documented cases- 638 premeditated murder and 814 attempted murder cases- these crimes accounted for 5% of total 28,823 FIRs registered by police in 72 districts monitored by FAFEN.

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Low Attendance 9th Sitting Debates on Presidential Address

ISLAMABAD, April 21, 2011: The National Assembly met for three hours and 39 minutes in the ninth sitting of the ongoing 30th session. The issue of lack of Quorum persisted during the ninth sitting as well. It was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting but was not pointed out by any of the Members. As many as 45 Members were present at outset of the sitting, while only 26 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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POs Consume More Than Half of Eighth Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, April 20, 2011: The National Assembly met for four hours and 15 minutes with low Members’ attendance during the eighth sitting of the ongoing 30th session. A total of 68 Members were present at the outset, while 72 were present when the sitting was adjourned. The Quorum was visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting, but it was not pointed out by any of the Members.

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46 POs Consume More Than Two Thirds of 7th Sitting Time

ISLAMABAD, April 19, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 37 minutes during the 7th sitting of the ongoing 30th session in which Member raised 46 Points of Order, which consumed 70% of the sitting time. However, none of the Points of Orders raised by Members attracted Speaker’s formal ruling.

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Points of Order Consume 45% Time of Low Attendance 6th Sitting

ISLAMABAD, April 18, 2011: The National Assembly met for three hours and 20 minutes during the 6th sitting of the ongoing 30th session. The sitting was marked by low Members’ attendance, with only 74 Members present at the outset and 98 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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10 Probable Poliomyelitis Cases Reported in Sindh

10 Probable Poliomyelitis Cases Reported in Sindh

ISLAMABAD, April 13, 2011: Ten cases of probable poliomyelitis were reported in Health Offices in Sindh in January 2011 (five each in Umerkot and Jacobabad), according to FAFEN’s monthly Health Scan, a report analyzing the data of a selection of diseases gathered by FAFEN Monitors from Health Offices across Pakistan.

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30th NA Session Low Attendance Persists in 5th Sitting Too

ISLAMABAD April 15, 2011: The National Assembly met for an hour and 45 minutes during the fifth sitting of the ongoing 30th session. The sitting which started 45 minutes late witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 48 Members present at the beginning and 65 present when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum of 117 Members was observed to be present at one point of the sitting.

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Fourth Sitting of 30th Session Marked by Low MNA Attendance

ISLAMABAD, April 14, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 20 minutes during the 4th sitting of the ongoing 30th session. Like previous sittings of the session, the issue of lack of quorum persisted during this sitting as well. The quorum was lacking at various stages of the sitting, however, was not raised by any of the Members. As many as 56 Members were observed to be present at the outset of the sitting, while only 20 Members were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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