Balochistan Assembly: Two Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, Sept 5, 2013: The fifth session of the Balochistan Assembly witnessed the passage of two government bills including one amending the local government law to hold the polls for electing local governments on party basis, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report.

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Punjab Assembly: Wheat Support Price Debated

ISLAMABAD, September 2, 2013: The fourth session of the Punjab assembly was prorogued after holding a general discussion on proposals for wheat support price in its 15th sitting on Monday. Sixteen lawmakers – 12 PMLN, two PTI and one each of JI and PML – took part in the discussion lasting an hour and 16…

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84% hike in tomato prices

A report based on prices collected from 188 retail outlets in 105 districts across Pakistan in July 2013

ISLAMABAD, 2ND September 2013: Price of tomatoes increased by 84% in July as compared to June 2013. Heavy rainfall and flood in various parts of the country

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Senate: Six Bills Introduced

ISLAMABAD, Sept 1, 2013: Six private members’ bills were introduced during Senate’s 97thsession including three seeking amendments in the constitution, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report on Sunday.

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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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Balochistan Assembly: Two Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2013: The Balochistan Assembly passed two bills including the Balochistan Local Government (Amendment) Bill 2013 during the eighth sitting of the fifth session on Friday.

The House also passed the Balochistan Public Procurement Regulatory

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National Assembly: The Service Tribunals (Amendment) Bill Introduced

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2013: A bill to amend the Service Tribunals Act 1973 was introduced and Electoral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2013 laid in the thirteenth sitting of the fourth session of the National Assembly on Friday. A PML-N legislator introduced The Services Tribunal (Amendment) Bill 2013 and also laid the Electoral Laws (Amendment) Ordinance 2013.

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Senate: Concludes Debate on Presidential Address

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2013: Senate’s 97th session was prorogued on Friday as the Upper House concluded debate on the presidential address to the parliament. 

Five members shared their views in the 90-minute debate on the presidential address

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Two Bills Introduced, Standing Committees Formed

ISLAMABAD, August 30, 2013: The National Assembly’s fourth session witnessed the introduction of two treasury-backed bills including one seeking amendment to the constitution and the approval of a motion to form 34 Standing Committees along with the opposition’s protests and walkouts over various issues, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report…

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National Assembly: Points of Order Consume 46% of Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, August 29, 2013: The recent terrorist attacks on trains and insufficient security arrangements for passengers were highlighted in a Calling Attention Notice (CAN) taken up by the National Assembly during the twelfth sitting of the fourth session on Thursday.

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