Senate: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 20, 2013: The second sitting of ongoing 97th session of Senate was marked by low attendance as the Upper House debated the armed standoff in Islamabad on August 15.

Only 14 Senators were present at the outset while 22 were present at the end of the sitting.

Eleven Senators debated

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Punjab Assembly: Two Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, August 20, 2013: The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday adopted two resolutions during the sixth sitting of the fourth session. Another resolution tabled by a PTI legislator against the drone attacks was put off till the next sitting. The two adopted resolutions by PML-N MPAs asked the federal government to immediately impose a tax amnesty…

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Sindh Assembly: Local Government Bill Passed

ISLAMABAD, August 19, 2013: The Sindh Assembly passed the Sindh Local Government Bill and the Sindh Universities Laws (Amendment) Bill amid the opposition’s protests in the first sitting of the fifth session on Monday. Led by the Leader of the Opposition, MQM legislators staged a protest against the passage of the Sindh Local Government Bill for three minutes.

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Senate: Three Resolutions Adopted

ISLAMABAD, August 19, 2013: The Senate unanimously adopted three supplementary resolutions in the first sitting of the 97th session on Monday, as the House did not take up any of agenda items on the Orders of the Day. Through resolutions moved by PML-N and PPPP Senators, the Upper House condemned the incidents of unprovoked Indian…

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Balochistan Assembly: Draft on Amending Rules Presented

ISLAMABAD, August 19, 2013: A draft of amendments in the rules of procedure was presented in the second sitting of the fifth session of Balochistan Assembly on Monday. 

The draft of the proposed amendments under the 18th amendment in the House rules of procedure was presented by

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Punjab Assembly: Bill on Animal Slaughter Control Passed

ISLAMABAD, August 19, 2013: The Punjab Assembly on Monday passed the Punjab Animal Slaughter Control (Amendment) Bill 2013 as a committee report on the local government law was presented in the fourth session’s fifth sitting. Tabled by a PTI MPA, the House also adopted a resolution against the firing on the building of the Express…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2013: The fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s fourth session on Friday was marked by low attendance of members. Only 21 members were present at the start and 65 were there when the sitting was adjourned. After the Question Hour, the House put off discussion on the report of the Punjab Pension…

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Balochistan Assembly: Late NP lawmaker remembered

ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2013:  The first sitting of Balochistan Assembly’s fifth session offered condolences and paid tributes to a National Party MPA who died on August 13. Thirty-two MPAs attended the sitting, which met for 23 minutes. After offering Fateha, the members expressed their views about the late MPA, recounting his political and public services.…

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Punjab Assembly: Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, August 16, 2013: The fourth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s fourth session on Friday was marked by low attendance of members. Only 21 members were present at the start and 65 were there when the sitting was adjourned.

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