Punjab Assembly: Low Attendance Observed

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2013: Lawmakers debated the wheat price proposal amid low attendance in the fourteenth sitting of the fourth session of the Punjab Assembly on Friday. Only 24 MPAs (6.8%) were present at the start, 49 (13.8%) at the end and a maximum of 77 (21.7%) were present at one point in the sitting.…

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Punjab Assembly: Two Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2013: Two bills were passed and nine adjournment motions were raised in the 13th sitting of fourth session of Punjab Assembly on Thursday. The Muhammad Nawaz Sharif University of Agriculture Multan Bill 2013 and the Punjab Police Order (Amendment) Bill 2013 were passed. Nine adjournment motions about education, health, housing, employment, environment…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 28, 2013: The twelfth sitting of fourth session of Punjab Assembly was marked by low attendance as the House deferred the Punjab Police Order (Amendment) Bill 2013.  Only 44 MPAs were present at the start and 46 at the end of the sitting. A maximum of 104 members were present at a point…

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Punjab Assembly: Three Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, August 27, 2013: On the private members day, the eleventh sitting of fourth session of Punjab Assembly was marked by low attendance as the House adopted three resolutions. Only 24 members were present at the start and 73 at the end of the proceedings. The House adopted three of the four private members’ resolutions…

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Punjab Assembly: Five Adjournment Motions tabled

ISLAMABAD, August 26, 2013: Five Adjournment Motions were tabled in the tenth sitting of fourth session of the Punjab Assembly on Monday. The Adjournment Motions were on the arrest of PTI leaders and workers protesting against alleged rigging in by-elections in PP-150, substandard quality of colleges, decreasing number of successful candidates in exams, wheat price…

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Punjab Assembly: Resolution against Drone Attacks Adopted

ISLAMABAD, August 23, 2013: The Punjab Assembly adopted a resolution to condemn drone attacks during the ninth sitting of the fourth session as the House debated the Punjab Pension Fund report for the year 2010 on Friday. Resolution to condemn drone attacks was tabled by the Law Minister after the government made amendments in the…

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Punjab Assembly: Local Boilers and Pressure Vessels (amendment) Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, August 22, 2013: The Punjab Assembly witnessed the passage of Local Boilers and Pressure Vessels (amendment) Bill 2013 in its eighth sitting of fourth session on Thursday. Four adjournment motions on appointing male principal at Fatima Jinnah Medical College, vacant position of professors at King Edward Medical College, preparing centralized software to know number…

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Punjab Assembly: Local Government Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, August 21, 2013: The Punjab Assembly passed the Punjab Local Government Bill 2013 amid the opposition’s protest in the seventh sitting of the fourth session on Wednesday. Seventeen legislators debated the Local Government Bill during the sitting which lasted for eight hours and 10 minutes. The legislators on the opposition benches attended the sitting…

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Punjab Assembly: Two Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, August 20, 2013: The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday adopted two resolutions during the sixth sitting of the fourth session. Another resolution tabled by a PTI legislator against the drone attacks was put off till the next sitting. The two adopted resolutions by PML-N MPAs asked the federal government to immediately impose a tax amnesty…

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Punjab Assembly: Bill on Animal Slaughter Control Passed

ISLAMABAD, August 19, 2013: The Punjab Assembly on Monday passed the Punjab Animal Slaughter Control (Amendment) Bill 2013 as a committee report on the local government law was presented in the fourth session’s fifth sitting. Tabled by a PTI MPA, the House also adopted a resolution against the firing on the building of the Express…

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