Senate: Opposition Continues Boycott

ISLAMABAD, November 1, 2013: The Upper House left most agenda on the orders of the day unaddressed as the opposition parties continued their boycott of the proceedings in the fifth sitting of the 98th session, on Friday.

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Senate Fails to Take Up Agenda Due to Opposition’s Boycott

ISLAMABAD, October 31, 2013: The Chairman adjourned the Senate’s proceedings due to a lack of quorum as the opposition boycotted the fourth sitting of the 98th session on Thursday. 

The opposition (excluding MQM Senators) boycotted the sitting over the Interior Minister’s conduct with the opposition members who

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Forced Marriages Register Increase

A report based on data collected from offices of 88 district police officers across Pakistan in May 2013

ISLAMABAD, 31st October 2013: Forced marriages registered a high increase from 324 cases in February to 403 in May 2013- an increase of 24%. Faisalabad with 43 cases was the highest

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Sindh Assembly: Sindh Local Government Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, October 31, 2013: The Sindh Assembly addressed the entire agenda on the list of business including the passage of the Sindh Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2013 in the first sitting of the eighth session, on Thursday.

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Senate: Walkouts Disrupt Proceedings

ISLAMABAD, October 30, 2013: Two walkouts by the opposition members over a “wrong reply” of a question and “unparliamentarily attitude” of the Interior Minister disrupted the Senate proceedings during the third sitting of the 98th Session.   

The MQM did not join the opposition’s protest despite being on

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Senate: Report on Right to Information Act 2013 Presented

ISLAMABAD, October 29, 2013: A report on the Right to Information act 2013 was presented in the second sitting of ninety-eighth session of Senate.

The report was presented by the Chairman of Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting under sub-rule (1) of rule 196 of the Rules

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Senate: 69% Agenda of The First Sitting left Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, October 28, 2013: The Upper House on Monday did not take up more than two-third of the private members’ day’s agenda in the first sitting of the 98th session.

The House left five motions under rule 218, as many resolutions and a government bill (the Surveying

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