1st Sitting of PA: Nine Bills Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, November 5, 2012: Starting two hours and 15 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of 42th session of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance of MPAs with only 34 (9% of the total membership – 371) present at the outset and 51 were there at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network. None…

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Report Launched on Punjab Assembly’s Performance

LAHORE, September 25, 2012: The eight sessions of Punjab Assembly from September 2011 to May 2012 were marked by priority to amend laws after the 18th amendment, tackling the demand for new provinces, and the legislators raising concerns over health, education and law and order in the province, according to a report launched by Free and…

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Punjab Assembly: Low Attendance Marks First Sitting

ISLAMABAD, September 14, 2012: Starting 25 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of 41th session of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance of MPAs with only 12 present at the outset and 32 when it was adjourned. Two resolutions – one on the factory fires in Karachi and Lahore and the other condemning the airing…

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PA: Last Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2012: Starting an hour and 20 minutes behind schedule, the last sitting of 40th session of the Punjab Assembly adopted a Resolution against the formation of the federal commission on new provinces. The Resolution was moved by the Law Minister. On the other hand, the opposition PPPP and PML Members staged a…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting lasts only for 39 minutes

ISLAMABAD, August 28, 2012: The Punjab Assembly, which met for only 39 minutes during the second sitting of the 40th session on Tuesday, again witnessed a walkout by the PPPP and PMLN legislators over the nominations made for the federal commission on new provinces. During the first sitting on Monday, after exchanging harsh words over…

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Low-key budget session ends in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, June 23, 2012: Starting 45 minutes behind schedule, the last sitting of 38th session of the Punjab Assembly continued to witness low interest of Members in the proceedings as only seven were present at the start while 137 were there when the session prorogued. The Quorum, visibly lacking at various stages of the sitting,…

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Punjab Assembly Debates Supplementary Budget 2011-12

ISLAMABAD, June 22, 2012: Starting an hour and 30 minutes behind schedule, the 14th sitting of 38th session of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance as only five Members (one % of the total membership of 369) were present at the start of the sitting and 70 were there when it was adjourned. The Quorum…

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Punjab Assembly passes bills amid Quorum

ISLAMABAD, June 21, 2012: Starting two hours behind schedule, the 13th sitting of 38th session of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance as the House passed eight Bills, including the Punjab Finance Bill 2012.

Only 34 Members (9% of the total membership of

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Punjab Assembly passes budget amid two walkouts

ISLAMABAD, June 20, 2012: The Punjab Assembly on Wednesday passed the budget in the 12th sitting of the 38th session as the House witnessed two walkouts over burning of legislators’ homes in the province and use of indecent language against women MPAs.

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Debate on budget continues amid lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, June 19, 2012: Only ten legislators were present in the House when the Punjab Assembly started debate on budget on Tuesday as the 11th sitting of 38th session witnessed the treasury and opposition benches chanting slogans against each other.

Meeting for three hours and 43 minutes

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