NA Suspends Regular Agenda Due to Assassination of Federal Minister for Minorities

ISLAMABAD, March 2, 2011: The National Assembly suspended the regular agenda due to the tragic death of the Federal Minister for Minorities in a terrorist attack. The House only met for 11 minutes, with relatively better attendance of Members. There were 143 present on the outset of the sitting, while 148 were present when the sitting was adjourned.

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7th Sitting More than two-third of time consumed by Points of Order

ISLAMABAD, March 01, 2011: The National Assembly met for three hours and five minutes in the 7th sitting of the ongoing Session. The sitting witnessed low attendance of Members with only 11% of the legislators present at the outset of the sitting and 10% were present when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum of 38% MNAs were observed to be present at one point during the sitting.

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29th NA Session Low Attendance 5th Sitting Meets for 109 Minutes

ISLAMABAD, February 25, 2011: The National Assembly met for an hour and 49 minutes during the fifth sitting of the ongoing 29th session. The sitting which started 53 minutes late witnessed low attendance of Members, with only 60 Members present at the beginning and 87 present when the sitting was adjourned. A maximum of 112 Members was recorded at one point of sitting.

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Fourth Sitting of 29th Session Marked by Low MNA Attendance

ISLAMABAD, February 24, 2011: The National Assembly met for two hours and 50 minutes during the 4th sitting of the ongoing 29th session. The sitting was marked by low Members’ attendance, with only 52 Members present at the outset and 48 present when the sitting was adjourned.

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Tomato, Potato, Onion Register Price Decrease in February

As many as 19 commodities registered a price decrease, 26 commodities an increase while the prices of 16 commodities remained the same during February 2011 as compared to January 2011, according to FAFEN Retail Price Monitor for the month of February released here Thursday.

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38% Boys High Schools Lack Libraries, Playgrounds

38% Boys High Schools Lack Libraries, Playgrounds

As many as 38% government boys high schools do not have a library, 40% lack playgrounds and 42% do not have security guards, according to FAFEN’s monitoring of state-run boys high schools across the country during January, 2011. The government needs to resolve infrastructural issues and ensure the availability of key facilities in order to improve standards of secondary education in the country, says FAFEN’s Education Institution Monitor released here Monday.

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