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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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.Details
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 physiotherapyDetails
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.