Low Attendance Sitting Leaves All Agenda Items

ISLAMABAD, December 14, 2012: Starting an hour and 50 minutes late, the second sitting of the 43rd session of Punjab Assembly met for an hour and 40 minutes continued to witness low attendance of members. Only 7% of the current 369 members were present at the outset while 5% were

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Punjab Assembly: Most of the agenda left unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, December 13, 2012: Starting two hours and 50 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of the 43rd session witnessed low attendance of legislators as most of the agenda was left unaddressed.

Forty-seven members were present at the outset while there were 21 at the end of

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Punjab Assembly: None of the bills on agenda taken up

ISLAMABAD, November 7, 2012: Starting two hours and 30 minutes behind schedule, the third sitting of 42th session of the Punjab Assembly did not take up any of the 11 bills on the Orders of the Day. The House also suspended the Question House for general discussion on the Supreme Court verdict in the Asghar…

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Lack of Quorum Persists

ISLAMABAD, November 5, 2012: Starting an hour and 35 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of 42th session of the Punjab Assembly witnessed low attendance as only 6% (22 of the total 371) MPAs were present at the outset and 8% at the adjournment due to lack of quorum pointed out by a Member of…

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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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