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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Senate: Low attendance persists

ISLAMABAD, October 18, 2012: Starting 30 minutes late, the ninth and last sitting of 86th session met for three hours and 50 minutes on Thursday as it continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only six legislators were present at the outset and 18 were there at the adjournment.

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Senate passes the Drug Regulatory Authority Bill 2012

ISLAMABAD, October 17, 2012: Starting 35 minutes late, the eighth sitting of ongoing 86th session met for three hours and 25 minutes on Wednesday as it continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only four legislators were present at the outset and 17 were there at the adjournment.

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Senate Debates Floods in Balochistan

ISLAMABAD, October 16, 2012: Starting 45 minutes behind schedule, the seventh sitting of the ongoing 86th session met for two hours and 30 minutes on Tuesday. Members debated the aftermath of floods in Balochistan.

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Senate: All Agenda Items Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 15, 2012: Starting 41 minutes late, the sixth sitting of ongoing 86th session met for an hour and three minutes on Monday continued to witness low attendance of Senators. Only four legislators were present at the outset and 21 were there at the adjournment.

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Sitting Marked by Low Attendance of Senators

ISLAMABAD, October 12, 2012: Starting 30 minutes late, the fifth sitting of ongoing 86th session on Friday continued to witness low attendance of Senators as only eight were present at the outset and 15 were there at the adjournment of the sitting.

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Senate: Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, October 11, 2012: Starting 41 minutes late, the fourth sitting of ongoing 86th session on Thursday witnessed low attendance of Senators. At the start of the sitting only three Senators were present and 18 were there when it was adjourned.

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Senate: Relatively Better Attendance Observed

ISLAMABAD, October 9, 2012: Starting an hour late, the second sitting of 86th session on Tuesday witnessed relatively better attendance of Senators towards the end of the sitting ā€“ 40ā€“ than the previous sitting. However, only 16 were present at the outset of the sitting.

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Most of Agenda Left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 8, 2012: Starting an hour and 13 minutes late, the first sitting of 86th session on Monday witnessed low attendance of Senators. Fourteen were present at the outset while 26 were there at the adjournment.

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Senate sitting condemns attack on Malala

ISLAMABAD, October 10, 2012: The Upper House on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the attack on 14-year old girlsā€™ rights activist Malala Yousafzai. The resolution was moved by an ANP Senator. Starting 38 minutes late, the third sitting of 86th session on Wednesday witnessed low attendance of Senators.

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