A report based on monitoring of 84 DPO offices across Pakistan ISLAMABAD, March 15, 2012: An increase in cases of forced marriages was recorded in December 2011 with an average 14 First Information Reports (FIRs) being filed per district as compared to eight in the preceding month, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)…Details
ISLAMABAD, March 13: The ninth sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, starting an hour and 35 minutes behind schedule, met for only 17 minutes before adjourning due to 4th Commonwealth Sindh Asia Region Parliamentary Association conference being held in Karachi without transacting any business on Tuesday. Fifty-two MPAs were present when the House opened proceedings…Details
ISLAMABAD, March 12: The eighth sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, starting an hour and 10 minutes behind schedule, met for one hour and 55 minutes on Monday, deferred the Sindh Coal Bill 2012 till Friday. The Deputy Speaker chaired the entire sitting. The Speaker was absent during the sitting. The Chief Minister was present…Details
ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2012: The last sitting of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance of MPAs on Monday, as 13 Members were present at the start and only nine at the adjournment. Starting an hour and five minutes behind schedule, the sitting lasted two hours and 33 minutes. The Quorum was visibly lacking at various…Details
ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2012: The 80th session of Senate’s lasting seven hours and 17 minutes unanimously elected the new Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Upper House. Fifty-four new Senators took oath.
ISLAMABAD, March 9, 2012 – Seventy six Tehsil Headquarter Hospitals (THQs) were found having less than 50 percent occupancy rate of sanctioned positions for medical staff including anesthetists, gynecologists, ENT specialists and physicians, says a Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) report.Details
ISLAMABAD, March 9: Starting an hour behind schedule, the seventh sitting of Sindh Assembly’s 34th session, which met for two hours and 10 minutes on Friday, unanimously passed two resolutions. The first resolution condemned the “recent spate of wall chalking and posters seen in Karachi calling for a Muhajir province,” and called on “the government…Details
ISLAMABAD, March 9: Only 15 legislators were present when the Punjab Assembly started the proceedings of the 11th sitting on Friday. When the sitting was adjourned, 25 Members were present in the House. The Quorum, visible lacking at various stages of the sitting, was pointed out by a PPPP Member – it led to the…Details
ISLAMABAD, March 9: The fourth sitting of Senate’s 79th session lasting two hours and 11 minutes passed the National Commission for Human Rights Bill 2012 and also adopted a resolution condemning suicide attacks on political meetings in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.